(Things to do while packing the moving van for Kansas City…)
Friday, December 22
(First off, Happy Birthday to Mom of Git Aht, who
turns sixty-three celebrates the 33rd anniversary of her 30th birthday today. And I’m sorry for almost everything, especially that time when I was pulled over in Malibu and I said that Mothers are responsible for all the wars in the world. I mean, I might’ve been drunk at the time, okay?)
Bled Zeppelin, 9:00 p.m., RPMs, Bridgeville
I know someone who was thinking of naming their dog “Zoso” because it was black, and “Black Dog” was on Led Zeppelin IV, which is also known in some circles as “The Zoso Album”. To which I say, why limit yourself to just that album, even though it has that particular song? Open the idea up to the entire body of work, say I. Which is why I think the dog should be named “Physical Graffiti”, although I understand that could present a problem when you’re trying to call it back into the house after a midnight pee break or yelling at it for chewing your good shoes. Whatever.
Bled Zeppelin, Pittsburgh’s premier Led Zeppelin tribute band, (ok, so… I dunno how many of those there are, really, but ok, that’s how they bill themselves, I’ll go with it) are playing down at RPMs in Bridgeville. And if that wasn’t enough, the opening band is a Who tribute band called Substitute, who look really tall but, y’know, their heels are high.
Saturday, December 23
Festivus, 8:00 p.m., Quiet Storm Coffee House, ‘Sliberty
Yeah, they’re doing it and yeah, it’s the whole magilla: the airing of grievances, feats of strength, and the Festivus Pole. Also appearing, the Leonard Cohen Ensemble, Paul Labrise and the Trees, The Wakes, and Heather Meloy.
Don’t, uh, y’know… bring up Kramer or anything.
Sunday, December 24
It’s Christmas Eve. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, find an Italian.
Then ask said Italian if you can go with them to wherever they’re going for Christmas Eve, because you’ll eat seven kinds of fish, and they’ll all be wonderful. Trust me.
|Image credit: G. Cioffi|
I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has read this weekly posting of where to get drunk, or where to see cheap movies, or where to eat and drink free at art gallery openings, or what bands to see, or love letters to Sienna Miller, or whatever. I appreciate any and all feedback, and I occasionally get it – the bruises are just starting to fade, actually.
I love finding things to do here that might be slightly offbeat, that are hopefully interesting, that are sometimes the kind of things that might not occur anywhere else… It’s why I love Pittsburgh.
I also want to thank Lindsay and Natalia for giving me the sandbox to play in. I deeply appreciate it, and I greatly admire the two of you and the work you do. Keep it up.
Best holiday wishes to you all.
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