Friday, February 27, 2009

LNS: February 26

Hello faithful (fateful) readers!

One thing I forgot to mention in my three-year recap was that a ton of people are coming to Late Night Series every week now, both to perform and to watch. I think it's because of the addition of tea, tablecloths, hot chocolate, and candy. But, as a result of this, the coffee always runs out and sometimes people are like, "Make more!" and I'm like, "What? No, I don't want to." And they're like, "It's your only job!" And I'm like, "Ugh, I hate LNS." But then I do it (sometimes) and the show goes on and I go back to loving* LNS.

Last night's show was no different. Way too many people came. So many that we had to turn away some people who wanted to perform at the end because it was, like, 10:50 and Lenny was like "We can fit, you know, six more in." But of course we could not, and we made him tell them to come back next time. Will they? Maybe. 

But the people who DID perform were definitely shades of good. And the feature, JOHN "FREAKIN'" FAYE, was AMAZING. He's in the band Ike, to whom I just linked, but he was playing solo. He ALSO teaches a songwriting class at Drexel University and is beloved by all of his students. He is also beloved by me, a non-student. He is awesome. Awesome enough that I would embed a YouTube video of him. He is funny at the beginning of it. Check it out. 

Wasn't he funny at the beginning? Love him. 

So I know you guys come here for the inside scoop so let me break some down for you:
  • Because Drexel is putting on some dumb play or something (real talk) our stage pieces had to be moved to the basement. Which means we had to carry them up from the basement. Those things are heavy! 
  • I bought ice cream at the beginning and didn't have a spoon so Christina Papi found these huge tongs and then Jon Niles tried to break them in half but couldn't so he just bent the one half straight up and it was perfect. Talk about scoop.
  • We've run out of good candy but we still have these Werther's Orignals things and when I saw them I thought, "Gross, no one likes these," and then Jon came up and was like, "I love these!!!" 
  • Next week there is no LNS because Habijam is happening. 

Ok, that went poorly. I thought there would be more inside scoop than there actually was. 

So uhhh, what else about the show....

Ronnie Long was back, but because we ran out of time at the end he could only do a few jokes. He said he was auditioning for "Who's got jokes?" this week, which should work out well for him because he has jokes. 

Before him a bro played "Purple Rain." 

And, uh, that's it!

*Love spending time with it, at least. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

LNS: January 22-February 19

I'm totally sick of everyone telling me to write this blog (I get it, I'm really entertaining), so here's a recap of the past, like, two and a half years during which I have not written. And then I'll post a new post about last night's. Ok, here we go:

Feb 19: Andrew Lipke was our feature this night. He was great. He wore glasses until he was onstage and then he took off his glasses. Then when he was finished playing he put them back on again. What I have to say to you, Andrew, is that we all think you're handsome even with your glasses on.  

Feb 12: Warren, LNS-fave poet, featured this week. He made literally everyone feel very awkward, but he was perfect and great anyway. Also, I think this was the week that the kid who tells amazing jokes came and did this long, amazing pokemon poemjoke. Poemkejoke. It may have been a rapjoke. Also, this was my last LNS before turning 22. Happy birthday, Kelly!!!! 

Feb 5: Late Night Series' third birthday! Happy birthday, LNS!

You get the deal, right? We had cake and a pinata and decorations. It was great. Also, our favorite ska group On Display celebrated with us as our feature. What they didn't play: Happy birthday. Wtf, guys?

Jan 29: A Little Affair's Ben Hughes featured this week. I did not attend. No offense, Ben, but Hell's Kitchen was premiering that night. Who could blame me? (Nick Anselmo.)

Jan 22: (I found this in my saved drafts. Apparently I was planning on writing a blog for this week, but the blog entry pertains to the week or two weeks previous to my writing. I'm about as good at blogging as I am at, uh, everything else.) 
So a few weeks ago we had a pretty good LNS. We did not have a feature because people are total slackers (Lenny and POST MIDNIGHT, WTF), but we did have some great acts

First, Gus and Jeff from President Jon Niles' band the Levee Drivers played a few new songs. They were great. And for their last song they played their all-time greatest song "Quarter to Three." Everyone* clapped and sang along. 

Also, this guy who plays this amazing instrument was there. His instrument is called the hang drum. It's pronounced "hung." It's like an inverted whatchamacall. Anyway, it was great. And he's great. 

That's all I (she) wrote. But I bet a ton of other things happened. 

So that's it, guys. I promise to write a blog every week now. I really do. 

*Maybe only me.