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Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 12:35 am
"tritely put, an era has ended..."

when i got home from working my terrible 9-5 job, an overwhelming sense of sadness swept over me. there was not one single explanation for this feeling, but many. i had found out yesterday i found out that now! music and fashion, the record store that i worked at and loved quite dearly, is closing up shop. alison yersopretty told me that honolulu restaurant is closing on the 9th or 10th of april. i guess it just feels like huge parts of me are dying. i took anyone who ever meant anything to be to honolulu. i bought dan immediatetongue his first alcoholic drink at honolulu. i've had more birthday celebrations there than i can remember. and now!, oh now!, you helped me befriend some of my favorite people in the universe. i hosted 3 of my make-out parties [see website] there. i got more records there than i could ever name. i made a short documentary about the store for a film class juxtaposing footage of tim talking positively about the future of now! while jerry talked negatively the future of his store, orpheus. ian s. told me what i still consider the dirtiest joke i know there. ian m. was just always the nicest ever when he came in. seeing the lucksmiths there twice. the day tim asked me when i was going to start working there and i answered "right now?" and he started training me that day. god, seriously, some of my favorite memories are associated with now! knowing that it won't exist anymore just really breaks my heart.

not getting calls or contact back from people you would like to hear from is also heart-breaking. oh well, there's nothing else i can do about that, is there? crush boys and record stores and old friends need to learn how to pick up the phone and punch in numbers to reach me.

after thinking about all of this and just really missing dc in general heaps and heaps tonight, i ate a bowl of thin mint ice cream and i took a lil' nap to 'new england' by jason anderson and woke up at 8:30 to eat a veggie bbq chicken sandwich and watch the new show with jason schwartzmann/molly shannon in it. it was tres mediocre, but i have a feeling i'm going to watch it anyhow. the o.c. is a re-run tomorrow

in between mail order, getting a package of music to review for mundanesounds.com, trading cds in and then working two days at one of my fave record stores, i managed to acquire a total of 32 cds in one week's time. yes, i am sick. oh, i am also bruised. last night the drummer from japanther jumped into the audience and came barreling at me and i fell into the concrete steps at the empty bottle. i have two very large bruises on my bum as a result. nice!

earlier today, i was fairly certain there was no way i was going to get to see jason anderson in dekalb on saturday, but quite randomly, in mid-aim-conversation with a boy who is a part of the book club i am putting together, i asked what he was doing on saturday. SO, it turns out he's going to drive us to dekalb in my car, which is perfectly legal since he HAS his driver's license. i'm super excited for it! it's been awhile since i've done any sort of road trip with another person.

and jason said...
jason (12:26:08 AM): neat
jason (12:26:12 AM): i'll make it worth yer while
jason (12:26:14 AM): BEST SHOW EVER

i have a feeling that these next few days are going to be non-stop.

Current Mood: sad-->happy
Current Music: jason anderson - pen pals

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mandroid2000
mandroid2000
mandroid2000
Tue, Mar. 9th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)

Ach! I'm sorry I haven't been able to come down to Chicago, but school has been whipping my tiny social life something fierce. Soon, though, SOON we will meet and our wrath shall be terrible and swift. Or not. But we will have fun, wrath or no wrath. Maybe we can just dance and drink???

I wish I had a giant pizza from Pizza Napoli. Or a greasy pizza from the weird place on 14th St. Dammit, Leigh! Now I want crappy D.C. pizza, and have grown nostalgic for D.C. and its wares.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)

dude, by 'the weird place on 14th St', do you mean pizza italiano? the place i would drag all my friends to after dance nights/shows? because if you do, that's long since closed. :/ i honestly think that the death of the metro cafe did that place in. le sigh.

YES, let's dance and drink. tonight is PANIC at smart bar. every wednesday. wink wink, nudge nudge. i know it's tough to come down mid-week, but sometime... you really should!


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Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 12:51 am (UTC)

man, the world needs more quality record stores, not less! that is so brutal, hun!

hey, will you do me a favor, will you read my latest review i posted in my journal. can you tell me if it's good or bad or whatever it needs to fit better. thanks babe.


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i_lack
i wish i had a jew
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)

i'm sorry to hear that you got bruised, but i'm glad you went to see japanther.

tell your roommate that i'm seeing watchers next week.


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triptothemoon
triptothemoon
oh, queen bee
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 03:08 am (UTC)

i really want to see that new show!


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nogoodnik
feathers like trees
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)

i thought cracking up was hilarious, and laughed out loud more during it than possibly any other "sit-com" i've ever watched!

i'm very sad about now! i always felt like it was The Record Exchange's cooler cousin from the city. working in record stores is the best, and if i could live on $8/hour i would go back to that lifestyle in a second. sigh. what a bummer.


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girlvii
girlvii
girlvii
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)

sorry yer down but i'm sure you'll have a good weekend. anything you want from the uk? i leave in the morning... i can't quite fit a british boy in my suitcase for you but would you have any other wishes?


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)

hm! i can't really think of anything at all, which is rare. OH, wait, the most recent polak (which i think will still probably be cheaper there than over here) album, 'rubbernecking' if you can find it fairly cheap, like $15 usd cheap. otherwise, i think i'm going to order it from tonevendor, where it's $18.50 (+ shipping).

actually, if you see any of the following sophia albums, that would be totally amazing too, because um...i can't find them anywhere seriously. Fixed Water (1996 Flower Shop), The Infinite Circle (1998 Flower Shop), De Nachten [live] (2002 Flower Shop),
People Are Like Seasons (2004 City Slang). The only one that will probably be fairly easy to find is the new Sophia. Anyways, if you could, duh I will pay you back.

HAVE AN EXCELLENT TRIP!

i expect a full report over drinks once yr back.


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girlvii
girlvii
girlvii
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)

done. :-)


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michaelpop
michaelpop
Canadian Tuxedo Optional
Wed, Mar. 10th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC)

i was driving thru my old neighborhood recently after not having been in a while and i noticed how much has changed. old stores i used to go to have gone out of business or been replaced, things have moved, new buildings have gone up. it's disconcerting 'cos it's not the same place anymore and i felt sad that my childhood memories weren't being preserved, but i guess that's life. you just have to accept that nothing lasts forever and enjoy the present.

*hugs*


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