Saturday, October 7, 2000
Bowery Ballroom, New York City
This was the third time I saw Saint Etienne, and the second time within the space of a year. It was a surprise to have them come around again so soon, but the last show was so fun and their new album was so good, that I couldn’t resist seeing them again.
This tour supported the release of the album Sound of Water, an introspective and atmospheric record created in collaboration with the guys from To Rococo Rot and The High Llamas. So the set list was a little more subdued than the 1999 tour.
We’re In The City
Heart Failed (In The Back Of A Taxi)
How We Used To Live
Nothing Can Stop Us
People Get Real
Like A Motorway
Boy Is Crying
Don’t Back Down
Overcome Just A Little
He’s On The Phone
Here’s a clip from of them performing Sylvie in Chicago.
Grace Jones and Marianne Faithfull hanging out in the early 1980s. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith. (x)
"what should I wear, who have I kissed?"
Go-Go’s - Girl of 100 Lists
When I was a kid, the Go-Go’s were the fucking shit. A 100% girl-group, from sunny California who played gorgeous pop songs and punk-inspired rock tracks for kids who lived inside their Walkman and the local mall.
When I was 12 years old, I wanted to buy a 7” picture disc of “Our Lips Are Sealed” b/w “We Got The Beat” at the local record store in the Big Elk Mall with my very own money! Can you imagine? Their two biggest hits, back to back on a PICTURE DISC!
My father was with me, and was naturally cautious of such a purchase, advising me to save my money (list price $4.98) because we were going on vacation soon, down the ocean, and I would certainly want to use that money in my wallet when we were sunning and funning down in Ocean City, MD.
So what happened? I obsessed over that record the entire vacation, and as soon as we got back to Elk Neck, I went to Big Elk Mall, hurried to the record store, and lucky me! They still had the record. Which I bought, and I still own to this day.
It was totally worth the wait.
NUMBERS @ NOWHERE
PRETTY AIN’T EASY
DJ Jeff Jackson plays pop, dance and post-punk.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
322 EAST 14TH STREET
NEW YORK CITY
Double Headed Disco: Synchronize
SATURDAY JULY 26
322 EAST 14TH ST
NEW YORK CITY
DJs Jeff Jackson and Pete Madden will synchronize your mind, body and soul. Disco, funk and electro stimulation will lead to endless titilation.
Tattooed love boys River and Gavin behind the bar.
Drink specials and late night dancing.
Nowhere. No cover. No shade.