Starting next month, Remedy is back as our weekly friday event, after an absence of about a year and a half. And, coincidentally, that will be our 999th event since we re-opened in 2001! The 1000th event is the next night, New Wave City.
I'm trying something new: I set up a new webcast that is streaming music by many of the bands who have played here. These are studio recordings, not live. And it's not all the bands who have played here (341 at last count) but only those I happen to own CDs by, which looks to be, at the moment, 92 bands (on 215 CDs). I also threw a few of the Bootie mash-up compilations in there.
So, let me know if you like it. I'm not sure if I'll keep it up or not; depends on whether it seems to be popular, I guess.
Of course that's really hard to tell, since I still haven't found any software that will give me any kind of reasonable log analysis of Icecast logs. (All I'm interested in is "how many people listened to each stream" and "how long did they stay connected", and I've yet to find any software that will tell me that. "How many people clicked the link" isn't a very useful approximation.)
This is all complicated by our continuous network suckage, of course, since our ISP blows chunks. If you can stay connected to any of our MP3 streams for more than a few minutes at a time without it rebuffering, you're luckier than I am.
(Yeah, I should have switched ISPs a year ago. My best prospect for an inexpensive new home has been telling me "real soon now" for pretty much that entire year.)
Overheard in the men's room:
- "I got dragged up on stage at the last Genitorturers show!"
"Did she pee on you?"
"No, they strapped a dildo to my head..."
"Dude, they usually only do that to chicks!"
Oh yeah, it's probably time for me to hype some upcoming events, since we've got a lot of good stuff going on this week and next:
|Tue, Sep 12:||Snog + Annodalleb + Monstrum Sepsis: That's tonight...|
|Thu, Sep 14:||CSI: DNA: It's a crime-scene-themed industrial club, but there's also some kind of live-action role-playing thing going on where you try and solve a mystery...|
|Fri, Sep 15:||Meat vs Death Guild.|
|Sat, Sep 16:||Kingfish & Eddie's Hubba Hubba Revue: Another fabulous and not-to-be-missed burlesque show, this one featuring the first performance in two years of Lee Presson and the Nails.|
|Fri, Sep 22:||Cowboys & Aliens: Their goal is for people to be dressed as same. We can only hope...|
|Sat, Sep 23:||Bohemian Carnival: These are the same folks who did the awesome Red Nose District Hullabaloo in July. You will like it.|
|Sun, Sep 24:||The Darker Side of Folsom: We will be open, and free, all day during the Folsom Street Fair; then at night, Terrorfakt and Tonikom will be performing (also free!)|
(You do subscribe to the iCal feed of our calendar, right?)