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05 Nov 03

i wish i’d dined with michel foucault in paris, 1961

i got a notice in the mail today from kingston from city council hopeful dave clarke. it began with the line “dear neighbor” – yes, spelled the american way. i think i’ve stricken him off my list.

so anyway, the much-anticipated weakerthans show was last night. i’m not sure when they got so wildly popular, but they sold out the elixir…it was crazy packed. fembots opened the bill and weren’t overly thrilling – countryish and laid back. i didn’t dislike them (i enjoyed some of their songs) but i’ll admit i didn’t give them my full attention. the carnations, however, were fun and upbeat and gooood, just like when i saw them a little over a year ago with starling. the only song i knew was jamaican islands (what? no scream and yell on their set list? how can that be?) but they held my interest. also: i swear joel plaskett’s brother is their guitarist.

as for the weakerthans…woo. they played a good mix of old and new, and they led off their set with songs like aside and our retired explorer to make sure everyone who wasn’t paying attention did. at one point during their set i looked to my right and noticed that sarah harmer was there with luther wright. i was excited, as i was any time i have a harmer-spotting, but it got better – she went up on stage and sang benediction with john. sooooo good. i think the weakerthans were even more excited than me. anyway, if there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s get your weakerthans ticket in advance – right maggie?

4 Responses to “i wish i’d dined with michel foucault in paris, 1961”

  1. 1
    el scotto Says:

    another lesson to be learned:

    get your hot hot heat tickets in advance because they sold out the trasheteria in 5 days.

  2. 2
    pager Says:

    oh crap, you weren’t fast enough?
    they’re playing a bar show here in december i think.

  3. 3
    el scotto Says:

    actually i got one today…a friend of mine bought an extra one for his brother, and he won’t be able to go, so it’s mine. yay.

  4. 4
    pager Says:

    i’m just as excited to see the unicorns and french kicks. well, not quite as excited. but excited. excited.

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