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For the Sour Dissonant Chattering Revue - Riffs and Licks
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For the Sour Dissonant Chattering Revue
Taking a page from shunn's book, a note to the two Ladies of a Certain age who are, as I write, raising their voices so their conversation will be audible over the sound of Emmylou Harris, Gillan Welch and Patty Griffin -- The Sweet Harmony Travelling Revue -- singing "To Know Him Is To Love Him" at Summerstage in Central Park. It's hard to mar a beautiful night listening to music like this, but you're managing. Where's Zoot when you need her?

And good for Emmylou who asked the audience to sit down! "At my age I need to sit when I go to a show, no matter who it is."

After the show -- an outstanding evening, aside from the Chattering Classless. Wound up with a smoking version of "Six Days On the Road" that Gillian Welch said was dedicated to "the ten speeding tickets I've already gotten on this tour." That, and Gillian playing a hot walking bass line (yes, electric bass) behind Buddy Merriam doing Willie Dixon's "You Can't Choose a Book By Its Cover."

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Current Music: Emmylou Harris singing Bob Dylan's "Oh Sister"

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bad_bad_zoot From: bad_bad_zoot Date: August 19th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
As I said recently in another context, my goal is to eat all my enemies. While the Chattering Bints of Central Park are certainly on the menu, it will take a long time to get around to everyone. Be patient. Season them appropriately. Zoot is coming.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: August 19th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Season them appropriately.

You know, I thought about squirting mustard on them, but I figured that was an overreaction. Of course, I'm not a cat.
bad_bad_zoot From: bad_bad_zoot Date: August 20th, 2004 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of marinating them in lime juice and cilantro, then dredging them lightly in flour. But, as you say, you are not a cat.
From: couscous1021 Date: August 19th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Unreal!

>It's hard to mar a beautiful night listening to music like this, but you're managing.

Ugh. Please tell me they were, at the very least, gushing about the music to each other and comparing notes on other shows they'd seen. Please don't tell me they were discussing their boyfriends.

steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: August 19th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Unreal!

They weren't talking about their boyfriends (both had wedding rings on, in any case), just gossiping about anything and everything. I was listening to (or trying to listen to) the music so I didn't catch it all, but very little if any of it was about the music. Remember all of Sybil's phone conversations on Fawlty Towers? "Oh, I know. I know! I know... I know! ... " until Basil finally screeched "Then why is she TELLING you???" -- picture that, but in a snotty affected NYC tone, rather than a snotty affected British tone.
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