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January 29, 2005

Speeding Lisa

A guy who regularly comments on Hubby's blog e-mailed this week about tonight's Speeding Lisa concert at Art Club 44. It was great. There is just something about good rock'n'roll that is balm to the soul.

They started the set with a rousing rendition of Razom Nas Bagato, but leaving out Ми не бидло, Ми не козли. A bit of whimsy came across in Back in the USSR. The Ukrainian girls behind us went wild for Basket Case and I'm a Believer (during which I couldn't help but think about Joe's recent post and wondering if any seeker-types out there had already fiddled with the lyrics and included it in a church service.)

The rest of the show rocked, and I must say my fave is still Anarchy in the Ukraine. The only thing that could have improved the music would be adding Bullet with Butterfly Wings. *hint, hint*

We saw a few people we knew there, and had a chance to visit with Castor after the show. It was a great night and I don't remember the last time I got home from a date at 3:30 am. Check out Hubby's blog for some pics.


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Man, when do you guys sleep? Just as I'm going to bed I check in on you and almost always you have something new up and I know it ain't 11pm where you are right now...

Night! (Morning?):)

Posted by: Megan at January 29, 2005 06:05 AM

Yeah, well. . . Our schedule gets weird sometimes, especially on the weekends. (And especially when we want to go to a concert that doesn't start 'til midnight. *g*)

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 29, 2005 06:36 AM

Is that first pic of the two of you? If so, you guys are a cute couple.

Posted by: Rey at January 30, 2005 05:54 AM

Just wanted to underline my comment on Discoshaman's blog about how nice it was to meet the two of you on Friday night/Saturday morning!

If you can point me to an MP3 of the Smashing Pumpkins song, I'd be happy to try and figure out the fiddly bits. Euan and I regularly meet at the Drum with a couple of beers and my iPod, to discuss new songs for the band. So far, he and I (we nearly always agree, as any song that has loud, crashing guitars is one for us, go figure,) we're looking at Dead Kennedys, Propaghandi (a killer version of "Seasons in the Sun," believe it or not,) Goldfinger's versions of both "99 Red Balloons" and "Is She Really Going Out with Him" and a couple by a band to which I've been listening religiously for a year now, the Old 97s. Don't know whether you know them, but they're from your part of the world....well, Austin, anyway.

Also, Nick's got a bunch of originals, Euan's got more and my long years of playing in bands have left me with a very lame 2. We'll be working on those until I'm 80, when one hopes I'll finally be able to write lyrics.

Posted by: Castor Borealis at January 31, 2005 07:34 AM


The concert was great. Sometimes ya just need some good rock-n-roll. It was great meeting you, and I can't wait til or families can get together.

Here's the guitar chords.

And try this link for the mp3.

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 1, 2005 05:59 PM

Hey, it turns out I do know this song, or have at least heard it. Like the chorus a lot! Still, I'm not going to tell you whether we're going to do it. You'll just have to come to the next show and find out for yourself!

I'm going to have to put all my Old 97s stuff on a CD for you to listen to. I have a feeling you'd like them, especially as they're Texans!


Posted by: Castor Borealis at February 2, 2005 07:05 AM

Sounds great! *grin*

Btw, I thought I overheard Euan saying the next concert will be mid-April? What a loooong wait. . .

Btw, we have sick kiddos. When they are all healthy again, we'll be in touch to have y'all over for dinner.

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 3, 2005 11:06 PM

Yeah, I think he's about right on the April thingie. He left Monday for Scotland and I think he baby's due next week. They'll have to spend about a month there. When he gets back, it's going to be a real struggle to find the time to rehearse, but I think he'll be keen, even if we have to do it at midnight. And, with a whole bunch of new material, the next show should really rock.

Sorry about your son not feeling his best. Is he feeling a little better now? I hope the others only have colds, even though even that's not a lot of fun.

Send me you address sometime or meet us for a beer and I'll bring the disk. We'll be watching rugby at O'Brien's this Saturday. I'll definitely be there from 16:45 (go Bonnie Scotland!! on)

Posted by: Castor Borealis at February 4, 2005 07:48 AM

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