Monday, May 4, 2009

Cinco de Mayo fiesta (dos)


I found this gem on Ultra8201. They do a really great job at finding all the live & local music shows that I seem to miss somehow. Also, they actually go to them and cover them. What astounding journalists = I'm a failure. [Side note: What is the significance of the numbers 8201?]

Yeah, I really like the idea of a CD listening party, sounds really relaxed for those of you who don't want to be swarmed by drunkards in the Warehouse district on Cinco de Mayo. I like Camera Obscura (not 100% on St. Vincent, though. Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance.)

I know it's not pertinent or anything, but I also really like the word "maudlin." Let me pull up a definition from one of my favorite Web sites -- dictionary.com -- for those of you who don't know. (For those of you who don't know, I'm ESL and thus, dictionary.com is a necessity.)

maud⋅lin

 [mawd-lin] Show IPA
–adjective
1. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental: a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog.
2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness.

Origin:
1500–10; special use of Maudlin, ME Maudelen ≪ LL Magdalēnē < class="ital-inline">Magdalēn Mary Magdalene, portrayed in art as a weeping penitent

2 comments:

Richard said...

Thanks!

Ultra is after the Depeche Mode album.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depeche_Mode#Ultra_.281997.29

And the 8201 is for August 2, 2001 the day I came back from a long trip to Seattle. Where I discovered a ton of new music and began attending festivals and concerts. Including one by Depeche Mode a few days before.

I used it as my email address for years and when I started a blog I didn't know what to call it so I used it and here we are...

The Peen Scene said...

I've always been curious about the name too. Probably not as curious as people are about ours though. haha