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Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 02:25
by alongwalkhome
Rocker wrote:
theverymost wrote:It may be the only album where someone repeatedly uses the word "bum" to mean "butt." So cute.
That's a Brit thing! (dunno how JR picked it up, tho!)
Hate to burst your bubble but (butt!) we (growing up anyway) never used the word "butt"--always "bum" so maybe it's one of those things that came over with the Mayflower and stayed here (me and JR are Massholes) in Greater Boston. He still lives here and plays in my neighborhood so often (Cambridge/Somerville) that I almost feel guilty about it. I'm so proud of him for staying here, though, cuz it's so goddamned boring and he could have buggered off to NYC and been cool like all the, erm, cool people.

I haven't listened to his solo stuff for years, really, and the tastyknibbles wedding CD (which I have been listening to obsessively for the last two weeks!) has revived my interest and now I must dig my CDs out of storage and see what I've got.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 19:40
by rififi
i totally love Abdul & Cleopatra. First time i heard it was at my first rehearsal with a band. I mistakenly thought it was them & thought they were the coolest band ever.
i joined them anyway but we never got close to this number.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:33
by Mr Bear

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:37
by alex_cornetto
Eee! I'm definitely going to the Bush Hall show, but I'm tempted to go to the Borderline show too, since it's on my birthday... Decisions decisions!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 14:13
by Mr Bear
I just got tickets for the Bush Hall date, woop!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 14:48
by Rocker
Mr Bear wrote:I just got tickets for the Bush Hall date, woop!
Me too!

Bush Hall now only seem to be on sale at http://www.gigsandtours.com

Looks like the others are still available at ticketweb.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 15:07
by indiansummer
Is he only doing London dates then? :(

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 15:32
by Trev
Bush Hall and Borderline tickets secured.

Superb!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 16:08
by Mr Bear
indiansummer wrote:Is he only doing London dates then? :(
It does look like it at the moment. Maybe more dates'll be announced later on. Mind you, it's far enough away yet that there are plenty of cheap train tickets available.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 16:35
by lynsosaurus
oh man. bloody london gets all the best stuff!

i've arrived late to the jonathan richman party, but i seriously cannot get enough of him at the moment. if i had any money to spare whatsoever, i would be all over that.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 17:46
by tonieee
lynsosaurus wrote:oh man. bloody london gets all the best stuff!

i've arrived late to the jonathan richman party, but i seriously cannot get enough of him at the moment. if i had any money to spare whatsoever, i would be all over that.
If you can make it in any way you definitely should - Jonathan is sooo fab live! From the very second he steps on stage I can't help but have the biggest grin on my face - he just exudes loveliness. I missed him last time he was over so I'd do want to go and see him so much. I really hope he plays somewhere closer.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 09:54
by Gordon
I saw him at Union Chapel a while ago. He was pretttty good. Any underwhelmings in the music were made up for by his personality and speaking voice.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:21
by La-Di-Da
Are these venues quite small?
Compared to the last venue he played at I mean.
I couldn't see over people's heads and spent the whole night on my tip toes on a step.
I think we're going for the one on Saturday at Bush Hall.
I have no idea where this is.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:33
by Mr Bear
To be honest, Bush Hall is probably the biggest of the venues he's playing in. But it is a nice venue, and it's a Saturday, which is why I'm going for that one. It's in Shepherd's Bush Bush Bush Bush.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 21:04
by Rocker
I chose the Saturday gig 'cos it's the only one to be named after pubic hair.

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 23:07
by Woodbine
I'm going to the Bush Hall show too!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:52
by La-Di-Da
Hooray!
Hey, we should have a meety-up before the Bush Hall gig.
I'm excited. And that venue looks pretty. Yuss!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:54
by Woodbine
Yeah, there are quite a few going to that I think.....

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 13:10
by Mr Bear
Pre-gig pints sounds good to me! I'm going to be in London from the mid-afternoon...not that I'm suggesting we go to the pub that early - I want to remember the gig!

Re: Jonathan Richman (and the Modern Lovers)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:25
by Mr Bear
One of my friends on lastfm has got a spare ticket for the Bush Hall gig. Anyone interested?

Also, 'Now is Better Than Before', the last song on Rockin and Romance, is about the most perfect thing I've ever heard.