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.