11-Jan-2007 (Thu)
Wherein we bring the zany.

Photos are up of our first event of the new year, Hubba Hubba Revue II:Lee Presson and the Nails. It was, what's the word? Zany.

Oh, hey, check this out: acrofish posted some photos of New Model Army performing at DNA Lounge 14 years ago, in 1993!

Some kiosk changes are afoot: we moved things around a bit so that there are two kiosks downstairs by the front door. I've wanted to do that for a long time, since there are many nights when only the downstairs is open, and there was only the one terminal in that room. We took that double enclosure from the balcony by the kitchen, so right now the other two kiosks are by coat check, and in the lounge.

We used to have six kiosks, but now we only have four, because two of the LCD monitors have finally died...

Photos are up of last weekend's Bohemian Carnival. Which, as a party, is shaping up... I was pretty concerned about them in the beginning, but they've gotten a lot better about the pacing of the acts and keeping the flow of the event moving, and now they wrap up the more space-consuming acts by around midnight to give people room to dance. They've also been getting a much better turnout. Good for them... (Even though they are dirty, dirty clowns.)

So, I've got a cold, and came home to pass out on the couch instead of staying for tonight's show. I rarely watch our webcasts, since I'm always at the club for the shows I want to see, but tonight I watched Drop Black Sky's performance on the webcast (in a maximized RealVideo window fed to my video projector) and I gotta tell you, we are so not living in the future yet. Pixels the size of my thumb! More MPEG noise than signal! This does not feel like the Twenty First Century. This barely feels like 1998.

    "I am Jack's exorbitant bandwidth bill. Without me, he might be in the black."

The sound quality isn't bad, though.

Drop Black Sky are really good, by the way. Go buy their album. They're also tied for third place for number of times a band has played here. The current standings are: Smash-Up Derby at #1 with 15×; and Gooferman at #2 with 6× (but both of them play every month at their respective clubs, so that's kind of cheating!) Tied for #3 at 5× each, are Drop Black Sky, Halou, Nina Hagen, and The Servants.

I also missed the Crüüüüxshadows show last weekend (thus no photos), but I think I know how that story goes. Maybe you should go read my previous Stonehenge-themed entries about them, from back when I posted here more often, and was funnier.

Also:

I strongly advise you to come to Pop Roxx this Saturday, as The Prids are playing, and they were my favorite band of 2006. They're also great live. Seriously, be there.

There will be no Stonehengery.

Here's some ancient history: David Paul sent me links to video from a couple of events he produced at DNA Lounge in the early 90s: House of Pain, "Jump Around", Jun 1992, and Invisbl Skratch Picklz, Feb 1994.

(Cypress Hill's official video for Insane in the Brain was also filmed at DNA Lounge, in 1993. Check out the Keith Haring mural on the walls and ceiling of the upstairs lounge in the background of the head-shots in that video. The previous owners just painted over that. We uncoverered bits and pieces of it during construction, but never enough to save.)

I hadn't looked before, but there are (unsurprisingly) a bunch of random camphone DNA videos to be found on Youtube by searching for either "dna lounge" or "dnalounge".

Photos are up of The Prids at Pop Roxx, and of the last Meat. The Prids were awesome (like I told you they would be) and it was a really good turnout!

In plumbing news, this has been a banner weekend, in that it is the first time in, I think, three years that all the faucets in all the bathrooms are working at the same time. Go us.

The sinks in the women's room have handles now. This seems like an admission of defeat because, well, it is. Those motion sensors seemed like such a cool space-age idea. And they seemed like they'd be reliable since they have no exposed moving parts, and they are used in every airport in the world. But they just suck. Look for the rest to vanish in favor of the lowtech as they fail in the future.