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RIP MCA

M.C. for what I AM and do
the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true
so as pray and hope and the message is sent
and I AM living in the dreams that I have dreamt
because I’m down with the three the unstoppable three
me and Adam and D. were born to M.C.
and my body and soul and mind are pure
not polluted or diluted or damaged beyond cure
just lyrics from I to you recited
arrested, bailed but cuffed and indicted
enter the arena as I take center stage
the lights set low and the night has come of age
take the microphone in hand as that I am a professional
speak my knowledge to the crowd and the ed. is special
for I AM a bard but not the last one
I’m my own king and this is my castle
dwell in realms of now but vidi those of the past
seen a glimpse from ahead and I don’t think it’s gonna last
and you can bet your ass

You fought for your right to party…now go be a legend.

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The Glory of the Bitchslap. You Go Imp!

The Game of Thrones’ first season ends this Sunday.  This makes me sad. What can cheer me up?

10 minutes of Joffrey getting the pimphand from Tyrion is what.

Yep, I can watch and listen to this all day long.

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Roger Waters, The Wall and the Phone Booth on 10/10/10

Being a child of the 80s, I can vividly remember listening to my cassette tapes of The Wall over and over until the tapes just wore themselves out.  I remember watching the movie and having my mind blown.  I also remember that when I bought my first CD player one of the first albums that I bought on CD was The Wall.

So when we heard that Roger Waters was coming to the Verizon Center in DC to perform the entire album we knew we had to go see it.  Lucky for all of us, Red had her usual fantastic seats available for the show and invited Deb and I to join her (and P) for the show.  A great concert is even better when the tickets are really good….and free.  People were shelling out really big bucks to go to this show on Stubhub too.

The show really was incredible.  Watching the Wall being built throughout the entire first half of the show and then come crumbling down at the end was really amazing.

The visuals of the concert were just awesome and I took a few videos during the show to let everyone know just how cool it really was.  Through this first video you can see the stage hands continuing to build the wall throughout the first half of the show and some of the really brilliant visuals.  Mama was especially creepy.

The second video goes through most of the second half of the show.  Intermission started as the final brick of the Wall was put into place.  After the intermission one section of the wall popped out and was a small living room where Roger sat in a Lazy-boy and watched TV while singing….

This third video was from a really emotional part of the show.  The videos and images that were playing up on the fully built wall during Vera and Bring the Boys Back Home really did tug at the heart.  I know there were quite a few tears in the crowd during these two songs….I know when I looked over at Deb she was choking them back…

The last video here is of the end of the show (Waiting for the Worms, Stop and The Trial).  I love these last few songs from the album and P and I were even talking about wanting to hear these songs in particular and too see how Roger would perform them.  It really did raise the hairs on my arms hearing the entire arena chanting “Tear Down the Wall!” before the wall did come crashing down.

One of the low points of the night was right around intermission.  Poor P had this rather large gentleman sitting on his left that probably could have used two seats and this chick behind him that felt the need to remove her shoes and put her nasty bare feet up on the top of his seat.  He was not pleased as you can tell from the shot below.

I really enjoyed every minute of the show and it really did just fly by.  The whole experience was something that I am glad we did not miss and would love to do again someday.  I really started to feel guilty about half the way through the night when a whole portion of the show seemed to be dedicated to the evil of capitalism and symbolized by the Iphone/Ipod marketing machine.  And there I was just snapping pics and taking videos on mine.  Oh well.  Here are a bunch of the pics from the night:

Thanks for another fun night P, Red and Deb.

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Portishead’s Dummy: 16 Years and Still Going Strong

Beth Gibbons

Portishead’s debut CD, Dummy, that came out in ’94 is one of the few CDs that never goes far from my player.  I still find it next to impossible to believe that this album is 16 years old now.  There are rarely such complete albums where every single song is just killer.   And even rarer still that I can listen to the same music over and over without ever getting sick of it.  Just Love Beth Gibbons’ voice..something so sexy and haunting at the same time.  Enjoy.


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The Legwarmers

On March 20th a group of the usual suspects headed to the State Theater to see The Legwarmers. For those of you that don’t know them, The Legwarmers are an 80s tribute band. If you can get to a show I highly recommend that you do as it is an amazing time. Everyone gets dressed up in some kind of 80s costume, drinks way too much and dances and sings the night away. The band really does play just about anything and everything from the 80s; from Rick Springfield‘s “Jessie’s Girl” to Van Halen‘s “Panama” they really do play everything. There really isn’t a song that they play that you won’t be singing along with and realizing that you pretty much know all the words (which is kind of scary).

The reason we all were getting together in the first place was to help celebrate Red’s birthday (and it just so happened that it was also Cliff’s birthday too) so we started out at Red and Supe’s place for a bit of pregame. It was here that we realized who the real star of the show would be this night when Woody showed up dressed like Richard Simmons.

Takes a real set of balls to show up someplace dressed like that. Kudos Woody.

We were all pretty liquored up already as we piled into the cabs to head to the show. Of course we had to get there early to be the first in line for when the doors open. We pretty much take over a small section of The State when we are there and we need to get there early to stake out the area.

So we got in pretty quickly and moved to our little area and started working our way through their beer and liquor stores. I think that pretty much everyone ended up pretty shitfaced.

Once we got inside everyone wanted their picture taken with Woody. Is that George Michael?

Once the band started playing everyone was singing…

….Rachel and Red are really going for it here…but the funny part is Woody’s face..he looks tickled almost as pink as his purse…

Then everyone started dancing…

….or if you are Rick you just try to dry-hump Woody….

The show was great and when it was over most of us no longer had much of a voice left and were way to drunk to be driving. Luckily, Super P had arranged a party bus for our ride home. But what we didn’t know was that there was going to be pole dancing for our entertainment on the ride home…

…poor drunk Cliffy just trying to take a bit of a nap.

Another successful trip to The Legwarmers.

Can’t wait til we do it again next year.

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