Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Really Random Wednesday Newsy Bits: Delta Spirit, Bad TV review, TAANG!

I got an e-mail today from my friend Tina that it was 15 years ago today that she met Ricky, her husband now of several years, at a party at my house. A huge shout out to Variety Pak for playing that show- Tricky, Froot Loop...who else was there? Man, I was booking shows at 14!
I loved the Delta Spirit debate yesterday. CatDirt wrote, too, and you can see his post here with all the comments he generated. I will link the article in CityBeat as soon as they post their stuff on the web. (what is taking so long CB?)Finally, here's the link.
Kallao, a dj on 91x, is a phenomenal photograher. He's posted a tons of pics from SXSW and his personal blog entries that accompany those photos on Flickr. You can see all of it
TAANG! Records is requesting submissions from Independent Hardcore bands (from all locales, not just San Diego). Get them your music by April 10, at which time they will choose bands and host a showcase show. Friend request them on their
MySpace page and click on the blog. Or just go to the store and say hi to Curtis and Miggs and the rest of the guys there.
There's some great stuff in the
Reader's "Blurt this week". Street Scene in Del Mar? (CatDirt was on that a couple weeks ago, but still.) Hot Monkey Love cancels rap shows.

Most interesting: House of Blues has new talent buyers. I just got an e-mail from my friend this morning about the House of Blues:

Subj: House of Suck

This is ridiculous:

Ticket at HOB (name of band withheld at Dave's request):
+ $4 Convenience Fee
+ $8 Venue Fee
+ $2 Will Call Fee
=$34 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(online purchase)

I have been pretty clear about my feelings about House of Blues. The buyers can complain about low profits or people not going out on weeknights, but the truth is the HoB has bullied other venues outta shows by guaranteeing bands more cash, thereby raising ticket prices to a range most people aren't willing to pay regularly. I go there as the exception, not a rule. Dave now intends to write every band coming to town to let them know how the HoB jacks us. I just might do the same.
Do you shop at Henry's? Wanna be on TV?

Henry's is shooting a new television commercial and we need your help!
We believe our customers are the most important part of our business.
That's why we've chosen to highlight you in our new commercial. We're looking
for loyal Henry's customers who are passionate about shopping at Henry's Farmers
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commercial, you just need to send an email to with the following information: name, age, location of the store you shop at, picture and a
short paragraph about why you shop at Henry's.

The deadline for entries is this Friday, March 30, 2007 -
so don't delay! Must be available for filming Friday, April 6, 2007 at Carlsbad
I didn't go out last night so no real recap, but I did watch a lot of really bad tv so I thought that might be worth a recap for once:


Entertainment Tonight: Gianna Versace's daughter is "fighting a brave fight against anorexia." From the autopsy, Anna Nicole did a shitload of prescription drugs, had a boob job, and an "unremarkable anus".

Simultaneous viewing from 8-9pm:

American Idol: crap. crap. crap. Gwen Stefani was the guest this week so the performers either did No Doubt songs or songs that inspired her. The stylist this week especially sucked. All the clothes were disgusting and I don't even need to comment about Sanjaya's hair. I can't believe I watched any part of this. I think I might have a crush on Simon. Troy Johnson would kick ass as a host on this show.

The Daily Show/Colbert Report (repeats from Monday): Alberto Gonzalez is a douchebag. John Oliver is hilarious. Colbert has another editing challenge.

Simultaneous viewing 9-10pm:

Dancing With The Stars: I know I'm not exactly in the 54-99 age demographic for this show, but I handled exactly 2 minutes of the show. While I appreciate the athleticism it takes to do some of the dances, I don't find anything sexy or appealing about any of it.

Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll: "Asia dances like a transvestite." Sisely was booted off the show. I'm still looking for that fine line between sexy and trashy because pretty much every show, every outfit, every dance is pretty trashy.

Simultaneous viewing 10-11p:

Bad Girls Club: I didn't even know this show was still on. I feel a marathon weekend coming up because I've missed the show for weeks. I didn't even know it was still on. Idiot chicks pretty much getting wasted all the time and then talking shit about each other getting wasted. Doesn't get much better than that. (Oh! Network)

Tori & Dean Inn Love: A pregnant Tori Spelling wanders around SoCal in search of a Bed and Breakfast to purchase where they will live and start a business. Looks like they decided on Temecula and were won over by the charm of Fallbrook.

Great American Dream Vote: You know any show hosted by Donny Osmond is going to be phenomenal. (I just threw up in my mouth a little) I don't really understand the show, but the four finalists voted on by the studio audience had the following "lifelong dreams":

  • bald guy: a full head of hair
  • midwest lady: turn her daughter into a rodeo queen
  • other blonde: open a dog sanctuary for aging hounds
  • jersey guy: open a flower shoppe for his wife
Clearly you can see the quality of this show. I didn't tune in long enough to see which two finalists made it to the American vote.

CW News @ 10: San Diego was windy yesterday. Some doctor is missing. Eddie Griffin crashed a Ferrari.


The Daily Show: The Dems snuck some ridiculous pork barrel language to their war spending bill in order to get enough votes for passage. Irritating, but probably done just to make a point stronger than a non-binding resolution because it will get vetoed by Bush who ha vowed to veto any bill with a timeline or benchmarks attached to it. The correspondent on there sucks now, I want Rob Corddry back. Dennis Miller is a fucking idiot.

Colbert Report: Madeline Albright is such a cool lady.

Time to sleep. I can't believe I remember any of that crap today.



I also am frustrated at citybeats website not be updated, usually they have it up by tuesday evening.

Just 30 minutes ago I went to a local supposed citybeat location for an actually print version and none where to be found. Keep in mind I work in North County...perhaps printing problems? or a lengthy meeting on which bands are actually from SD? ;) j/k

Rosemary Bystrak said...

I work downtown and never expect the print copy until about 2, but lately they'd been getting there by noon. As of 1 today they were all still empty. I usually can't access the online version until noon, but the google alerts I get usually circumvent the CityBeat frontpage and I can access info before it actually launches.

Maybe they're pulling the cover.

btw, Troy said the article on bloggers isn't gonna print until next issue. boo.