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Did somebody say *high weirdness*??? Amen.

Yes it's funny to recall an earlier time when the different genres were SO rigidly defined, no? Alternative (a phrase which seems so quaint now) most certainly meant goth/industrial/shoegaze. It's probably because CVB were (relatively) local to me that their acoustic-y surf punk seemed like a natural progresssion - it was like unplugged thrash or something, no? And the Milkmen were kinda headed that way too. But as Grant pointed out, that psychedelic thang was hard to shake sometimes. I mean, I was already trying to ditch that kinda music, and I only got into the Three O'Clock because they were Prince protegees...

**Nerd Ramble Leading to Question**
So I've been traipsing thru YouTube and stumbled upon a "Reunion Version" of Turquoise Jewelry with - wait for it - Jonathan Segal on fiddle.
Oh my god I miss his style of playing, so fluid, only Steve Wickham from the Waterboys ever really had a sound like that, so instantly recognizeable, no? Now don't get me wrong, I liked Morgan Fitchter plenty, she did a fine job once Jonathan left. But suddenly I was regretting missing the reunion shows SO much. I have gotten so jaded toward reunions* but now I'm kicking myself for not going.

So who went? And don't say we only got them here in NorCal coz then I will feel even more like a dick. Just saying.



*except Slint, but those aren't really reunion shows just super loooong hiati, right?
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click that Interstellar Overdrive link on p.1.

I haven't been able to listen to it all yet, but do that thing, Squid.
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They came out to Boston, I didn't go since no one else I know around here likes CVB. Shortly after I found some of the reunion tour sets (which i linked to on p1) and regretted it immensely. I wish the CampOut would tour... I know Cali is a big state but you should really make the trek, Squid.

also: they stopped by KEXP to play a few songs old and new.
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junker347 wrote:Moni: I would agree with Grants advice:
Probably best to start with Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and work your way back to "Take the Skinheads Bowling," then jump forward to Key Lime Pie and the more recent/post-reassembly albums.


Thanks guys! Having you agree on one course of action certainly makes things easier, plus I can blame it on you should I be not satisfied :) (although I'm sure I will be)!
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as a caveat, they are all VERY different from New Roman Times.
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Excellent!
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If we're talking about the Spaceland show down here a few weeks ago, then no. They didn't do WYWH.

Or "Carparts," for that matter. Much to my chagrin.
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http://www.boweryballroom.com/calendar/show/2248/

ill be damned. too bad im moving to australia on the 3rd of november!
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Can't you swap your ticket?
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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD TOPIC, YO.

Hi. My pal Hudson* is a huge CVB fan and he just alerted me to the fact that apparently David Lowery is kinda blogging about his music experiences and as such shedding light on some of thee olden days:

Because I love you, I will not direct you to the home page but instead to this awesome story as a starting point.

And I do. Love you. No. I MEAN IT.


*Hudson makes beautiful music - please have a listen.
("Slow Burn" is a fave of mine...)
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Many blessings upon you and your house, Squidita!

Some day, I will make you a fine curry and feed you Peruvian fried rice!
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I have never posted anything on this board that merited gifts of curry and the rice of my father's homeland! Woot! Yes!
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