Shadow (dariaphoebe) wrote,
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You're not pretty enough; You're not skinny enough; You're not healthy enough

Last night, after getting coffee with ex-cow orker Suzanne K at the Beehive and b.s.ing music for a while, I went and grabbed mizmoose and we tried for, an eventually got, sushi. We settled on Pacific Ring, and lo did we run into genuinekfc and Shafeeq. Anyway, after an amusing dinner, I deposited moose back at her car, and was considering what to do when ex-cow orker Bill appeared online because something had broken. Understanding approximately what was going on, and looking for entertainment, I met him at CMU and walked into a computer cluster for the first time in a while. There, I "helped him" ("Hey, type your password here. Ok, It's fixed now. Here's what I did.") fix an issue where an empty passwd file broke disk updating. The scary thing about this? All the students there knew me by username. I also gave them some quotables out of it. Bill thinks I could have an interesting job at CMU again in June. I like my current job, but I'm a bit cranky about benefits. Maybe it's worth talking to CMU again.

Anyway, today I went to the CD101 Day show, after a brief stop for lunch with jalexlang's clan. The show was "Rock Kills Kid", "Bril", "Nine Black Alps", "The Sun", "Dresden Dolls" and "Ok Go". I missed the first song or 2 of "Rock Kills Kid"'s set, but for the next 6 hours I enjoyed the sets and made my way from about 10 feet from the fence around the stage at the start to about a foot and a half behind it when Ok Go was on. For a while I wondered if no one my age liked any of these guys, and then I realized "No, they're just not this close."

Dresden Dolls covered Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" during their set (as was discussed in the Big Room on CD101, where they did a brief live performance earlier; I heard it from the car. While in the Big Room they covered "Kiss Off", and I need to find a recording of that.) and Ok Go covered ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down." I wouldn't have expected either of those. The other really notable thing was Ok Go's encore... where a recording of "A Million Ways" was played, and they came out and re-enacted the video(!).

One other thing I noticed. After the Dresden Dolls finished their set they stayed on the side of the stage for the whole of Ok Go's set and seemed to be really enjoying it. And a brief moment of ranting: why does Pittsburgh not have a venue like that (Promowest Pavilion)? It's nothing elaborate. How hard could it be?

Music is important. Music is the cohesive force in my life at my low points and an additional boost at the high ones. Whether you listen to the same music I do, or something totally different, I hope you all have the same appreciation I do for it.
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