Posted: Aug 13, 2006 7:11 pm
"there's the grog shop near one of the colleges. i've only been there a couple times. no one i want to see ever plays there."
Mission of Burma just played there on the 27th of July. I'm down with that. Are you not, Miss K.?
The yuppie crap in the flats hasn't totally shut down, however, it's not as rip-roarin' as it was in the '90s. They had a problem of drunks falling into the river & drowning. Sure, it doesn't really sound like that much of a problem, but when people are dying, it's really cause for concern.
Are you guys talking about Udipi Cafe on 161? It's pretty good for a buffet. Indian vegetarian food if anyone's wondering.
Jobs are becoming more scarce in Cleveland as businesses keep moving. Al Lerner made $4 billion dollars via MBNA credit cards. Those are the credit card applications you see at sport venues. Fill out the ap & they give you a beach towel, T-shirt of duffel bag. At any rate, he brought the Browns back to Cleveland, died, & now the business is moving. Don't know where right now. Also, Columbus is far & away the largest city in Ohio now. 'Burbs not included, Columbus proper is over 710,000. Cleveland proper is less than 500,000.
Slave Apartments? I love Bob & Phillip, but where were you when they played with Wayne Kramer 5 years ago & 20 people showed? Or how 'bout the time they played the Redneck, White Trash, & Boombox party, Ron painted himself blue, then ran around the kids drinking outside to get them to pay attention to the band? In 1998 or so, I saw them at Pat's in the Flats. Bob broke into "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" between songs & got a thunderous cheer. Ron followed that up with "Don't encourage him." I steadily lost my taste for an live performance that include Ron since then.
Ohio's all pretty much rust belt, whether we like it or not. Cincinnati's a southern city that just happens to be in a northern state. There's good & bad everywhere. If you know where to look though, there's mostly great.
Also, it should be noted that at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, the special exhibit is Bob Dylan 1956-1966. If you are into his origin, Pete Seeger, or, especially Woody Guthrie, you shouldn't miss it. Bob Dylan is playing tonight at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, by the way.
My Mind's Eye is in Lakewood, by the way, a 'burb west of Cleveland.