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TOUR DATES: (NEW DATES MARKED WITH A **)

June 26- Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI (O,P)
July 11- Brewery District Pavilion, Columbus, OH (O,P,T)

**July 11- Agora Theater, Cleveland OH (O)

July 30- Starts @ 3:30 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, Lakewood Amphitheatre,
Atlanta, GA (O,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 1- Starts @ 3 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, Entertainment Center,
Camden, NJ, $15-$35-$45.
(O,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 2- Newport Folk Fest, Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY,
$15-$32-$42 (O,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 16- Starts @ 3 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, Merriweather Post,
Columbia, MD, $27.75-$39-$50
(O,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 20- Starts @ 4 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, Deer Creek Music Center,
Noblesville, IN, $15-$26.50-$40,
(O,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 21- Starts @ 3 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, New World Music Theatre,
Tinley Park, IL, $14.75-$27.50-$42.75
(O,T,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 22- Starts @ 1 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, Pine Knob Music Theatre,
Clarkston, MI, $18-$35
(O,T,P, http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 23- Starts @ 2 p.m., Newport Folk Fest, CocaCola Starlite
Ampitheatre, Burgettstown, PA, $15-$40
(O,T,P http://www.newportfolk.com/tour.html)
August 29- Buffalo Naval Park, Buffalo, NY (P, O)

**Sept. 20- Newport Folk Fest, San Francisco, CA (O)**

NOTA BENE: ‘O’ stands for the Official homepage
‘P’ stands for Pollstar
‘T’ stands for Ticketmaster
‘I’ stands for Insider Info
All other references are subscribers

To book a show, contact Monterey Peninsula Artists.
Serious inquiries only.

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Cause being nothing’s not allowed.
– from I’m Nothing
– Submitted by mypen15

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In Today’s Issue:

New Tour Date
RE: Step Right Up
RE: 36-24-36…CD Prices
Finding CD’s
RE: Amazon.com
RE: Cover THIS!
EEP OPP ORK AH AH
EEP OPP ORK AH AH
Calling Madison

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About that San Francisco show…The Newport Folk Fest Homepage lists
that show on the 19th, and an LA show on the 20th..Stay tuned for
developements here.

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RE: Step Right Up
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<< so I type up “violent femmes” at amazon.com and among the usual, I
get “step right up.” Does anyone have any clue what this is?

Step Right Up was a movie made about Tom Waits…..at least i think.
The Femmes are on the soundtrack…they cover “step right up” it’s
really neat if you ask me.

-kara

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RE: 36-24-36…CD Prices
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Hey…in reference to the 36-24-36 line. The only thing that *I* can
think of that it came from is what some guys (the stupider types by my
definition) think as the perfect woman. I’ve seen some guys use the
tag line “36-24-36 is the key to my heart”. I assumed they just meant
that’s what they’d LIKE for a girl to have for measurements. But
whatever.
Anyone else have any thoughts?

Another question. What’s the most expensive you’ve ever seen the Add
It Up disc for (or any other disc that’s NOT an import or special disc).
I saw Add It Up and the self titled in this record store in the mall for
$21 each. I almost had a heart attack. I’ve also seen them both for
$13 or so at Best Buy (not my favorite of stores..trust me). I bought
my Add It Up disc (first Femmes disc) for I think $14 or so brand new at
a music shop in Edgewater, FL.. If any of you could see how scratched
up and tore up the disc is now, you’d probably think I used it as a
drink coaster (it’s called 4 years of constant use..I used to put the
cd on repeat and play it all day long for weeks straight..I kid you not).
But, I think one of the best places to look for CD’s is music club type
places. There’s a place called BB’s here that has many used discs for
$7 and under. I believe I bought Blind Leading the Naked for $4.
Anyway…don’t ask my what that was all about….

beyz

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Finding CD’s
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Just couple of words for you, guys.

FINALLY, I found a CD store where I can buy VF tracks.
Why might think that I’m crazy if I count this fact to be enough to
write to the list?
Here is the story: I’m living in Russia.
Heh, short story.
But I’ve been looking for VF tracks almost for 2 years. And found only
two ancient tapes with guess-how-it’s-called albums.
So, now I’m happy. I even wrote to Pat (thanx you for care, Pat)
finding a way to buy CD’s.
When I spoke to salesman in that wonderful store he said that they got
only 2 copies of each album (now they got only one copy 🙂 ).
OK, that’s all I have to say about that 🙂

Greetings from Russia,

Arzhan Kizhalin

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RE: Amazon.com
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I HAVE ORDERED ROCK!!!! FROM AMAZON.COM. I HAVE THE ENTIRE VF COLLECTION
BEFORE ROCK!!!! AND I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE IT ON CD.
AMAZON.COM SENT ME AN E-MAIL TODAY, SAYING THEY GOT MY ORDER AND MY CD
WILL BE IN THE MAIL AS SOON AS MY CHECK CLEARS! JOY!!

MAX

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RE: Cover THIS!
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A thread from a few issues back was covers that the Femmes have done,
and I think we all agreed that a lot of covers suck because the record
companies see dollar signs and force bands to do them. Not to offend
their fans, but everytime I hear the Wallflowers “Heroes” their low low
energy reminds me of a coma I once entered. BUT! What makes the Femmes
neat, I started to think, was how they have a knack for taking poems,
stories, etc and setting them to music, something I haven’t heard a lot
of bands do!
Here’s all the ones i could come up with:
Hey Nonny Nonny (of course)
Forbidden – from somewhere i’ve heard.
I Danced
Agamemnon and New Times (although nobody knows what the %[email protected]&! they mean)

so help me…there’z others. And i like the lyrical feel of all o’
them.

joshua

-Pat. Says: There’s also Requiem off of Freak Magnet.

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EEP OPP ORK AH AH
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wasn’t EEP OPP AH-AH (means i love you) on the jetsons once? where
judy accidentally sends a program thing that ellroy made into a lyric
contest for her flavor of the week rockstar? i’m pretty sure that was
the song. i dunno, just a thought.

-beky
[email protected]

-Pat. Says: You are absolutely right, Beky. EEP OPP was originally a
Jetsons song, and I saw that episode (again) myself a few
months ago. There are advantages to having kids…I’ll be
taking them to the Rugrats movie in November (Gordon is
supposed to be lending his voice or something)

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Years and years ago, before I’ve ever heard the Violent Femmes, I was
watching the Jetsons. There is an episode where they play the song
“Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah.” A few years later, I started listening to the
Femmes. I joined this newsletter and I kept reading things about this
song “Eep Opp Ah-Ah.” Do you know whether or not this is the same
song?

Thanks,
Erika

-Pat. Says: Yes, they’re the same song. You can hear the VF version of
this song on the Saturday Morning Cartoons compilation.

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Calling Madison
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If anyone on this list lives in or near Madison, Wisconsin. I would be
really thrilled to get in contact with you, since I will be moving
there for 3 years in august. And I know absolutely no one in that area
of the states. By the way does anyone know how to get some kind of
version of Freak magnet in Europe???? I’ve checked around and nobody
seems to even know the Femmes…..

Pernille

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