Conspiracy of Venus, Tin Sandwich, Attack of the Typewriters SATURDAY @ Make-Out Room 7:30pm! + Dia de los Muertos w/ NovOs Beaches & Sugar Candy Mountain Next Sat. Nov. 2 @ Amnesia
So the weekend is here, and as some of you know, the choir I've been in since 2007 (day 1!), Conspiracy of Venus, is back in action for our new season (we take summers off). We are performing tomorrow EARLY at the Make-Out Room SATURDAY EVENING, 7:30PM-9:45PM. & it's a Halloween Party!! We'll be dressing as Conspiracy of Beards, but they don't know that yet. Not only will we be premiering our new cover of the Beatles, "I'm Only Sleeping", with backwards guitar vocal solos, we'll be performing two other new ones, full of 4-6 part harmonies. Listen/get excited: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MMDugt8ZRkOne of the new songs is an original by our director Joyce Todd McBride, and one is a classic that is recognizable + fun, and we learned a dance for it but will probably fall off the stage if we actually made that happen (one day tho). Anyway, I would really love to see You there. Oh yeah ! & we are lucky enough to have Tin Sandwich opening, an all-harmonica quintet!!!! (Sadly Lutra Lutra had to cancel due to a bought of winter upper respiratory sickness, but we wish them well and are so so happy Tin Sandwich can step in, esp since Scot from the Beards will get to see our costumes.) It would be foolish to miss Tin Sandwich, as they are a rare treat, so really, please do arrive early. AND as another early bonus, Hiya Swanhuyser, friend of the choir and an integral part of the SF music community, just confirmed that she can bring the typewriters tomorrow, for another go at Attack of the Typewriters! This means that before the music starts and in between sets, people (You) can type letters to political people and voice your opinion. 1 letter = 100 votes. (Or perhaps, more?) If you have a cause you are championing, feel free to bring a sample letter, and perhaps even make an announcement about it between sets. Also, for those of you know Oshan (community member who is in prison for 12.5 years), I will bring his address for us to send letters his way, as his birthday was this week! Go to http://teanotprison.com if you want to learn more or help fund his appeal. Thanks for considering all these elements to try and get you to come to a show, and hope to see you tomorrow!
Photo by Audra Marie Dewitt at Sutro Baths, of Conspiracy of Venus!
A few more things: Alemany Farm - I went to the Harvest Fest last weekend and now am re-excited about the land and work that's being done there. An herb garden crew is forming and they plan to have monthly workdays focused on that space on the farm. Let me know if you're interested in joining; I am going to try to make it to those days. (All the cat tails you can eat!)
Discounts for yoga classes at the Yoga Loft - there's a groupon deal of $45 unlimited for one month that ends soon... A good way to try a bunch of new classes! Or there is a fall deal where you get 5 classes + a one-hour thai massage for $100. Lots of ways to try a new studio or new classes! I'm teaching gentle yoga in the morning, 11am-12:15 - class schedule is below the show list.
Coming up - Next Saturday, Nov. 2, we will be honoring Dia de los Muertos at Amnesia, with Mark Matos & Os Beaches (NovOs Beaches) + Jared Saltiel from NYC + Sugar Candy Mountain (super sunny pop supergroup with Will Halsey, Ash Reiter, Bryant Denison, Tom Edler, Michael Fortes, & probably someone I forgot). If you want to get involved w/ this or future events, please let me know.
Thanks & Happy Halloween! What are you gonna be?
*SATURDAY OCT. 26TH AT THE MAKE-OUT ROOM, HALLOWEEN SHOW! 7-9:45PM, DRESS IN COSTUME!
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