Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Music This Week

Checked out one of my regular favorites on Kaplan's roster, The Raveonettes, for the umpteenth time last night. This show was a little more special than their last sold-out night at Webster Hall, as the Danish duo played an acoustic show at Mercury Lounge. Not the usual wall of Jesus and Mary Chain-like sound, but still pretty damn good. This old dude came in and was chatting up Kaplan, so I said something like "Who's your grandpa?", assuming it must be some industry bigwig if he was at Mercury at 11:30 pm on Monday night. Turns out it was their producer, Richard Gottehrer, who has produced about a million people including Blondie, Richard Hell, The Go-Gos, and Link Wray; plus he wrote "I Want Candy." Alas, Kaplan couldn't tell me if he 1)had a girlfriend or 2)a house in the Hamptons that a said younger girlfriend would need to live in. And I went home before he did like a big granny.

I also find myself wondering why when W&G said "Let's go the Pogues on St Patrick's Day for Gina's 40th", I thought it was a good idea. Seriously, stuck on the floor at Roseland with 3,000 wasted people? I shudder to think how ugly it's going to be. But knowing my penchant for Micks, perhaps I'll make some some new special friends to squire around--I mean, once they get done punching each other out and bellowing Pogues songs. I suppose we'll have to try and one-up by going to Helen's first Saturday afternoon bartending shift at the Nest.


rrthur said...

fear not sk. i'm passing out commemorative "geener is 40" raincoats.

BayonneMike said...

Yeah, St. Patrick's Day is usually on my "Days to Avoid NYC" list (right up there with New Year's Eve and the Puerto Rican Day Parade) and the last couple Shane shows haven't been pretty (who am I kidding--none of them have been pretty). And yet I'll be there, too. I guess the Pogues on St. Patrick's Day is one of those things that you have to do at least once in your lifetime (although if you think I'm going to be in the thick of things, you're nuts).