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The Quote Of The Day:

I ain’t no kid Chicago
I ain’t no Al Capone
But there’s a windy city in my bedroom alone
I said i don’t live in Chicago. I don’t know no Al Capone
that bitch took my money and went to Chicago
if i ain’t already enough sick and alone.
-submitted by asliney


Dec. 29- 8:30 pm, Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, $17.50 (P,T,O)
Dec. 30- 9:00 pm, The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA, $15.00 (T,P,O)
Dec. 31- 7:30 pm, Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA 52.50 Plus 6.75 service
charge for phone orders. Call 800-551-7328 to order (O,P)
Jan 21- 7:45 pm, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA (P,O)
$47.75, $38.75, $31.75
Jan 22- 8:00 pm,The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (T,P)
Note: The Official Homepage says they’re playing at Z Place, in
Park City, UT. Somebody please check on these to confirm.
Jan 23- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (O)
Jan 24- Doubletree Ballroom, Boise, ID (P)
Jan 25- 8:00 pm, Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (T,P,O)
Jan 26- 8:00 pm, Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (T,P,O)
Jan 28- The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (O,P)
Jan 30- Winterfest, San Diego, CA (O)

NOTA BENE: ‘O’ stands for the Official homepage
‘P’ stands for Pollstar
‘T’ stands for Ticketmaster
‘I’ stands for Insider Info
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In Today’s Issue:

I Saw You in the Crowd…


I’ll let y’all know right now there will be no issue Friday. I’ll be
away for New Year’s, and won’t get back till late. Sorry, poor lonely
Kyle, plunking away on your guitar, oh so very alone away up in Maine
in a cold dark apartment, with nothing to eat but stale cheese rinds
and tomato soup. Hope you make it to DC.

does anybody know who’s opening for the femmes in seattle?

who’s been opening for them lately? anybody noteworthy?

just curious


I Saw You in the Crowd…
Sorry I’m a bit late on these topics but I’ve been a little busy lately.
I have a few thoughts to add to the social commentary/intelligence &
fan appreciation issues.
First, thanks Jeffrey for sharing your views with us.
“The Femmes don’t do social commentary” & “Gordon doesn’t posses
the type of intelligence for…” ??? I couldn’t disagree more with your
conclusions but I think you made some interesting points nonetheless.
Honestly, I can’t think of a better example of “social commentary” than
“World We’re Living In” or “Lies” and since you rejected both of these
examples from other posters I am curious how old you are? I can’t help
but wonder whether it’s just a matter of you having heard these songs
past their “freshness date.” Certainly hearing a song about aids in
1998 is much less enlightening and thought provoking than it would have
been had you heard it for the first time a decade ago. I think “wake up
in the stars with the skies in our eyes” is the single greatest lyric
of all time. But see that’s just it guys – I think that. Jeffrey thinks
the Femmes are fun because they play a tune you can hum. Jeffrey said
he’d never seen the Femmes live so I will assume that means he’s never
met them and yet we live in a country where he feels that simply because
he’s purchased part of what they do to earn a living he can make an
assumption as to the level of Gordon’s intellect. Damn! Talk about your
social commentary.
Hey do you all remember the woman who stalked David Letterman?
Did you know she ended her life by laying down in front of a train?
Sad but true. Sadder still – did you know it took less than 2 weeks for
another “fan” to begin stalking Mr. Letterman? So, nickparr, after a
show last week Gordon is approached by a total stranger. He signs a
few autographs and makes a little chit-chat before he excuses himself?
Hmmm… sounds like his intellect is A-ok to me.
Hey don’t get me wrong. I forget my place and get caught up in the
music sometimes too – I mean I’m absolutely certain I saw you in the
crowd is about me but then maybe I’m just reading too much into it! :o)