Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Makeout with a Typing Pool

Dang Blogger has been erroring all weekend, which prevented me from posting in a timely manner. Anyway, it seems to back on track and now I can post about an excellent show I got to see on Friday night.

Beth invited the veggie dining folks to a show we couldn't resist, not with a billing that included The Boston Typewriter Orchestra and The East Boston Make-Out Club Band. For real.

The Typewriter Orchestra consisted of a "typing pool" of people who found creative ways to make percussive music with their old school typewriters. I especially love the person who was typing on the typewriter pictured below because he had to keep time with the other typists while also continually unjamming the keys. You know what I'm talking about, when you push two keys in quick succession and the metal things get all stuck together... he even did a solo on this badass machine.

The ladies of The East Boston Make-Out Band were so much fun. Their songs were so absurd that I couldn't help but laugh. Their opening song was an original about how you can't be an effective stalker without binoculars. They also did a sing-along version of End of the Road. The generation gap in the room during that song was evident. Half of the room was singing their hearts out while the other half of the room was baffled.

If you ever have the chance to see either of these bands, you totally should go. They are worth it, even on a rainy Friday night in East Boston.

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