UPDATE: IT TURNS OUT THAT DAVE CAVALIER WORKS IN PRIVATE EQUITY, NOT VENTURE CAPITAL. I'M NOT SURE HOW THIS WILL AFFECT THE NEXT 24 HOURS BUT STAY TUNED.ONE DAY MORE
Yes, lots of excitement in store for the next 24 hours.
First up, of course, is the imminent Transit Strike
in NYC. I actually look forward to the kind of chaos this would create, because I like chaos
. Chaos leads to fractals, which are pretty
If the strike goes down, I will work from home. As much of my day is spent reading and responding to emails, this isn't such a crazy idea. I'll tell what I'm NOT going to do:
-walk over any bridge
-ride a bike over any bridge
-spend $10-$15 to take a taxi to work
-spend $10-$15 to take a taxi home from work
Now, as exciting as the strike promises to be, it will probably have some kind of effect on THE BIG VIA SKYWAY / MICRODOT SHOW tomorrow night.
George Vitray sent out the email below. (I've done some copyediting)
"VIA SKYWAY LIVE
Time: 9PM Sharp
Date: FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 2005
Place: Downstairs @Fontana's 151 Eldridge Street (Btw Grand and Broome)
Why?: CAUSE I HAVE THE BEST BAND IN NYC
1.ROB MACHOLD(DRUMS): Rob is a Monster Drummer and GENETIC ENGINEER PHD who has played with Trickside, Moneyshot, Microdot and numerous other Bands. He plays drums like Jim Keltnor mixed with Animal from the muppets. STAY AWAY FROM HIS KIT WHEN HE IS PLAYING YOU MIGHT GET HURT!
2. MIKE INGENTHRON(BASS/VOX): Mike is a Natural Musician equally comfortable on Drums Guitar, Bass or Keys. He currently plays with Strikes Again! and Microdot and Is a great Lead singer also. Mike Holds everything together and he needs half as much rehearsal as the normal musician. HE IS JUST IS THAT GOOD! MIKE PLAYS IN SO MANY BANDS HIS FEET HURT FROM WALKING TO AND FRO BETWEEN REHEARSAL STUDIOS!
3. DAVE CAVALIER(LEADGTR): Dave is a BILLIONAIRE Venture capitalist and CLASSICALLY TRAINED CONCERT GUITARIST. He is equally comfortable playing a Bach concerto or "Fairwell to Kings" by Rush(not just the Song, the whole record!). He Plays Guitar Like John Maclaughlin meets Segovia!
4. CHRIS PACE(KEYS/VOX) Chris Pace is a MultiTalented MULTIMEDIA GURU! Mr Pace is equally comfortable behind the console in his studio or behind any instrument he can find. He wont touch a keyboard made after 1983 as he says "ALL KEYBOARDS MADE AFTER 1983 SUCK" His massive synthesizer stack includes such classics as a roland JUNO and YAMAHA DX7. IF you are wondering what is making the wall of sound while we are playing chances are Chris's Keys are responsible.
5. GEORGE VITRAY(GTR/VOX): George is the weak link in the band but he wrote most of the songs so the other guys just put up with him. He barely plays guitar and can be found noodling the wrong song in the middle of another song. Somehow George miraculously leads the band through meandering arrangements with no form or direction. He sings OK though.
The Club is a Brand New Spot in china town with 3 Floors and 3 bars. It is part owned by Deanie Wheeler. Deanie Keeps all the hoodlums in line even though she is 90 pounds. (She is a MASTER OF KUNG-FU) In case you can't find her whe is the Woman who is HOT AS HELL! She is looking to Book Bands so Bring all your Band Nerd Friends and we will get them a GIG."
Via Skyway will be followed by MICRODOT
, which = 2/5 of Via Skyway + 1/1 of JoeDot.
Will the transit strike affect this show? Probably. I recommend:
-walking to the show
-biking to the show
-spending $10-$15 to take a taxi to the gig
-spending $10-$15 to take a taxi home from the gig
I mean, it's not work.