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music for america

The show at Chop Suey was pretty weird. Five bands and a bunch of uninspired speakers. Though it wasn't specifically a Dean fundraiser, I expected the speakers to be a little bit more positive about the cause. Many of them said things like "I'm not sure if Dean is the right guy, but he seems pretty decent. Just be sure to vote. Because voting is cool."

I arrived early and listened to the Terror Sheets. Then Joe, Chris, and Tatina (a knock-off Barbie) arrived and we half listened to Mines, The Rockfords, Hypatia Lake, and Aveo. Some of these bands had roadies. Aveo didn't.

Aveo played four songs and then William (wearing a "Let Nader Debate" T-shirt and non-fuzzy hat) just set down his guitar in the middle of a song and walked off the stage. The other guys (Jeff wearing a U.S. Out of Everywhere custon tank top) finished the song and that was the end of Music for America. Weird.


that didn't sound like a very good show at all. :|
Yeah. So much potential too.

Did I mention that it was freezing inside? About half of the people there seemed afraid to step into the slightly sunken area by the stage. It wasz probably their first time at Chop Suey.

Oh well. The money went to a potentially good cause.
there was definitely a weird vive about how it was promoted - some had it listed as a "dean for president" concert & others tried to play up the 'general fundraising for as-yet-unnamed progressive candidates' aspect.

i wonder if the speakers simply had trouble coming with words to support this duality. you don't want to overemphasize dean, but it's also hard to give solid support for a new political action group that's only named goal is overly broad.
I think that was probably part of it. A couple of the speakers were journalists, so they probably wanted to maintain their credibility. The other guy might have been a political operative who wanted to keep his options open.