February 19th, 2003

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Owner of annoying voice

Listening to this 80s music channel so much, I finally caved in and had to check into the Communards, the group whose apperance on the channel is (unless I am sleepy or oblivious) occasion for an instant "SKIP!" Anyway, found out who their vocalist is and hey, the fact he's described a falsetto -- well, that explains it all to me. Also the fact he was in Bronski Beat explains why I can't stand that either. Now if it explained that he modeled his voice on Alison Moyet it would explain ever more!
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Overheard

You know those occasions when you find yourself just happenstantially in the same room with some people having a conversation that gives a bit of a peak into some "hidden world" you've never been a part of? Well, tonight on a total whim, I stopped by this little greasy (very "Atlanta") wings/ribs/subs/fish place, just to get a side order, and wouldn't you know, there were these five guys in there and all of them were scalpers. Mind you, this place is only a couple short blocks from the Tabernacle, a big music venue hosting a sold-out Elton John concert tonight, so it made total sense they were there, but the details they were discussing were really perking my ears. Like they were talking about friends of theirs who'd got busted, how to use GPS to keep track of the "no sell" zone, how much they'd got for all these various concerts, talking about other vanues like Philips Arena, the Dome...

Anyway, standing there I couldn't help but think of my old journalism professor Howard Ziff and how he'd have wanted me to do a little essay on the whole thing. He was the old fashioned old school reporter type who was very big on experiential reporting -- and the guy who was thrilled when I handed in a "What I did on my spring break" report that basically detailed the operations of a prostitution ring operating outside the WAshington D.C. AYS youth hostel. Aw, man, he was cool and he would have totally been getting to know those scalper guys.

So I'm not doing an article, but I am doing an LJ urging people to keep their eyes and ears open to new experiences.
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