Friday, August 15, 2003

Michael Yager's open mic was really great. Keith has told me so many horror stories about amateur comedy that I was bracing myself for awfulness. The vast majority of people had some funny schticks going on, though. The quality was up there and the place was packed. It's too bad that Michael's moving so soon. I hope someone continues the tradition.
KLJ was right about Cheese. That guy was good. A compelling mixture of funny and creepy that I really dug. It's funny, I didn't laugh at his first joke at the time, but it was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning. One of those grenade jokes. I was also disturbingly charmed by the guy who looked like he was in high school but did a little viagra-jingle dance and pointed right at me and winked. I think I actually giggled. Jeez.
So yes, we'll have to go back. And Miles - I'm thinking Rock You Like a Hurricane has a great chorus, but a very slow start. How about that "Living after midnight, rockin' to the door, loving 'til the morning, then I'm gone! I'm gone!" song... if those are the right lyrics. It has that cool "Rollin' rollin'" part. I also think you could do a nod to the fact that Xeno's uncle was in Steppenwolf with a little Magic Carpet Ride or Born to Be Wild. Lastly, I think a Sex Pistols cover would be aces. Rock on, my brother!

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