Wisdom from @patrickrhone:
A reminder for those who are enjoying the current schadenfreude of the MAGA house chaos…
In their mind, a broken and dysfunctional democracy is as good as no democracy.
If you can’t have a successful insurrection, make sure government can’t function.
This is what they wan’t. And they are getting it.
First near-miss for Operation #PeoplePoweredProvisions today.
We hadn’t discussed eating out, but keeping with the spirit of it, I was able to move a lunch meeting closer and change the timing so I could still get to it without driving and make my meetings on either side.
Ok, I know new management often like to try new things, but I don’t think anybody is going to go for mushroom swiss slushies.
☕️ The Coffee Grounds is now a Mexican restaurant, but you can still see signs of the old coffee shop, like the writing on the bricks.
rhit.gas.stations.bigfoot was our newsgroup for general chatter and nonsense on campus. Named for the convenience store at the edge of fraternity row on campus, where you could go grab quick items.
Name would have to change.
Back at Moggers.
Patio is nice.
I forgot it is actually “M. Mogger’s”
Was the basement/mildew smell always this bad or did it get worse?
🎶 Igorrr put on the the best live show I’ve ever seen tonight (and I’ve seen them before).
With the last two albums, they have enough music that classifies as “songs” that they have so much goodness to work from.
🎶 Just sayin’. Head-banging opera singers are pretty rad.
🎶😆. Yessss! Gautier actually played the little bit on the recorder live. (To much fanfare).
🎶 Igorrr songs can have accordion, harpsichord, operatic singing, death metal, breakcore, and more. All in the same song.
🎶 for those who don’t get the Igorrr chicken imagery, he has created a couple (non-album) videos like this.
🎶 I love that the PA music between Melt Banana and Igorrr is: gentle classical piano.
On another note: I think the bands tonight represent: Cuba, Germany, Japan, France, and Greece. (May be some I’m missing with Igorrr’s lineup change.)
🎶 ok, Melt Banana: すごい!!!
🎶 another concert tonight. Otto von Schirach is possibly weirder than (current) Igorrr.
He’s like a character out of an Adult Swim cartoon.
This is not an insult.
🎶 perfect ending to Furnace Fest 23. Both Haste the Day singers, rowdy crowd, chaos, caring, and beauty.
I will stand I will stand When everyone falls away I will fight this war forever Or until I die
🎶 last saw Haste the Day when they finished their going away tour at home in Indy. This ought to be fun. Hope they bring Jimmy Ryan back up onstage for a little more vs. #FF23
🎶 time for Prayer for Cleansing which is kinda a BtBaM encore, sorta. Maybe? Not really. #FF23
🎶 Sound went out for a little bit during Between the Buried and Me’s set and they just carried on because they are pros. #FF23
Also, it’s kinda awkward to restart a song when it could be like a 17-minute song.
🎶 Very excited for BtBaM. Surprisingly, this will be my first time seeing them. Rumored to be playing all old stuff, tonight. #FF23
🎶 Ok, I heard a lot of chatter about Callous Daoboys so checked them out. They’re having a ton of fun. Bonus points for electric violin and tenor sax at the Shed Stage. #FF23
🎶 There’s been someone scoring stage dives this weekend, and it’s been hilarious and awesome. From her post in the #FF23 community:
Now I know some if you think I’ve been a bit harsh with my scoring but I have some high standards. The things I’m looking for are distance. If you don’t make it past the first or second row is it even a dive? Style. No floundering. Looking like a dead fish isn’t gonna get you anywhere. And hight. Use those legs people you have em for a reason.
These are the medals she has yet to award:
🎶 today is “local day” for me because I’ll be going to the event and set with Haste the Day, seeing Trenches, and (just learned this on Friday) one of my coworkers is in Plea for Purging. #FF23