Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

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Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

Postby pas de nom » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:33 pm

below is an excerpt from townhallseattle.com

826 Seattle Benefit: People Talking & Singing

Thursday, November 08, 2007 | 7:30pm
Location: Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue

This year the third annual People Talking and Singing benefit for 826 Seattle, the youth writing center in Greenwood, moves to Town Hall where luminaries as author Dave Eggers, comedians Todd Barry abd Eugene Mirman, and New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones join indie rock musicians John Roderick and Rosie Thomas for an unforgettable evening of people…talking and singing.

Tickets are$35-100 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006.

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Re: Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

Postby Moni » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:23 am

*stepping into the silence following this post*
pas de nom wrote:Tickets are$35-100


This better be good
hum

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Postby Liesbeth » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:15 am

i suppose the silence might be coz the average seattle board member might not have that kinda dough lying around? it's for the good cause though.

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Postby icapants » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:21 am

It is for a good cause. I just happen to be too busy. :(

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Re: Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

Postby A Brutaful Smile » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:39 pm

Moni wrote:*stepping into the silence following this post*


i'm in silence right along w/you. altho w/my mouth agape in shock.

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Re: Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

Postby Moni » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:32 am

A Brutaful Smile wrote: altho w/my mouth agape in shock.


How come? :)



Another one:

Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
An early acoustic evening with Barsuk's effervescently emotive troubadour
JOHN RODERICK
plus
CARRIE AKRE
Friday November 9
Doors 6:30, Show 7pm
EARLY SHOW!!!
$10 advance, $10 day of show

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Postby sour29 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:34 am

Oh, someone go to that! We need a setlist/review.

Think we'll hear a new song or two? It's very possible....

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Re: Nov. 8- John Roderick plays benefit

Postby A Brutaful Smile » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:51 am

Moni wrote:
A Brutaful Smile wrote: altho w/my mouth agape in shock.


How come? :)


the price!

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Postby icapants » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:49 am

I was reading the Stranger's blog, and saw this and laughed a little, so I thought I'd share.

People Talking and Singing at Town Hall
We are all good at different things. Some of us are very good at music (Rosie Thomas, Geologic of Blue Scholars). Some of us are very good at writing (Dave Eggers). Some of us are very good at writing about music (Sasha Frere-Jones). Some of us are very good at being funny (Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry). When has so much good been in one place, in support of such a good cause (826 Seattle)? John Roderick, who isn't good at anything, hosts. See interview, page 59. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, brownpapertickets.com. 7:30 pm, $35–$100, all ages.)

CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE

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Postby A Brutaful Smile » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:03 pm

"John Roderick, who isn't good at anything, hosts."

ROFL

someone just put him in his place. or is very good friends w/him and can get away w/that. :)

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Postby sour29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:52 pm

Have a good show tonight JR! We expect a report back! ;D

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Postby icapants » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:34 pm

Upon a little investigation, I found this interview with John and Dave Eggers.
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=433736

There are some small LOL's.

someone just put him in his place. or is very good friends w/him and can get away w/that. :)


I'm pretty sure they* are pals. Or at worst, frienimes.

*ETA: By they I mean the paper in general.

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Postby leigh » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:36 pm

The benefit was a blast...and included John attempting an impression of Fat Albert. Certainly that alone was worth the ticket price! In addition, there was the added surprise of being the first audience to listen to John sing sans one of his front teeth?!?

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Postby Flyn » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:52 pm

It was a very entertaining show, everyone sang or entertained beautifully; I'd never been to that venue before, I'm pretty excited at the prospect of seeing the Magnetic Fields there, come March.

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Postby Moni » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:48 am

leigh wrote:In addition, there was the added surprise of being the first audience to listen to John sing sans one of his front teeth?!?


(I have no idea who Fat Albert is) Thanks for posting! Buuut what exactly did he sing? Old songs, new songs, bad songs, good songs, cover songs, whistling songs, songs with less cowbell, songs about tendosynovitis? Inquiring minds need to know.

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Postby No You Are » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:17 am

leigh wrote: In addition, there was the added surprise of being the first audience to listen to John sing sans one of his front teeth?!?


Who punched him in the face?

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Postby Liesbeth » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:31 am

leigh wrote:In addition, there was the added surprise of being the first audience to listen to John sing sans one of his front teeth?!?

sorry to spoil the fun, but the tooth was missing already at the Pike Place Market performance in August. Clearly visible on the YouTube clips from that show, although thankfully no wheezing side sounds. I do wonder if this makes for some good whistling though.

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Postby leigh » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:32 am

John played only two TLW songs: Pushover (1 guitar) and The Commander Thinks Aloud (1 piano). I thought he did a great job of projecting a strong stage presence in spite of not receiving the same amount of energy from the audience as he would at a show. He and Rosie Thomas also took about 5 audience requests and played ~30 seconds of Freebird, Stairway to Heaven, the theme to Charles in Charge...and a couple others. They ended the event by having a sing-a-long with the audience of Silent Night--and John infused it with a shot of gospel.

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Postby A Brutaful Smile » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:21 pm

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leigh wrote: In addition, there was the added surprise of being the first audience to listen to John sing sans one of his front teeth?!?


Who punched him in the face?


it probably ends up being a really boring story. altho you hope it's as exciting as "some random person came up and popped me in the mouth" it probably is more along the lines of "i fell in the shower".

you would think he'd have that fixed by now but you know musicians...no cash and no insurance. should we start a benefit? "help buy john a tooth!"

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Postby sour29 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:38 pm

Eff that. A packet of Chiclets is in the mail, JR. Be sure to rotate them every few weeks.


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