1-Feb-2013 (Fri)
Wherein we have heat, and bands tonight.

We've got three bands playing tonight at Twitch in Above DNA: Max & Mara, Vice Device and Uncanny Valley. I haven't seen them before, but they sound good. Here, watch some videos:

Twitch is a fun party with interesting music, but turn-out has been a bit thin. You should come, so that we get to keep doing it.

It's about a month too late for it to really matter this year, but the DNA Pizza dining room now has a working heater! It's that big box inline with the ventilation duct:

These heaters have been up there for years, but the thermostats were all smashed, so we had no idea whether they worked. They do! Though apparently they haven't been turned on in 5 or 10 years. That initial burst of burning dust was tasty, let me tell you.

There are actually two of them in the dining room and one in the kitchen, but apparently when we re-did the electrical for Above DNA we commandeered that power, so we don't have enough juice to run all three any more. Oops. So we turned off the one in the kitchen to bring one in the dining room back online.

The heat from the pizza oven in the restaurant helps a bit, but we like to keep the room pressurized with air blowing out the front door, because otherwise the dining room tends to fill with Mystery Smells from the street like car exhaust, welding from the auto shop next door, and inconsiderate smokers. Closing the front doors isn't really an option either, because then we look closed and lose business. So, heat!

Also: DNA Pizza will be having a Superbowl Special this Sunday! The special is: ABSOLUTELY NO SUPERBOWL. So if you're looking for somewhere to hang out that is 100% sportball-free, that's us. There will be our usual offerings of pizza, coffee, alcohol and awesome yet sometimes disturbing music videos.

And if someone tries to burn down our neighborhood, we plan to close the doors.

One Response:

  1. Chris Sorenson says:

    Do you know how old the heaters are, and who made them? Ours, or rather, the ones at my place of employ were made by Modine, in Racine Wisconsin, and they were installed in September 1940. They're steam though, not electric. And we get the lovely scorched dust effect every fall when we fire them up. Come to think of it, it's a miracle we haven't all been killed in a dust explosion in that old rattle trap...