DINNER: Sunday, August 31, 2003

We drove to Columbus, Ohio (about 2 hours) so that Wendy & the rest of the cast of ROCKY HORROR SHOW could showcase at the OCTA convention. After the show, a group of us (Sharon, Bob, Jay, David, Ted, Tracy, Wendy & Drew) ate at Cap City Diner. We enjoyed loads of food, drinks, and companionship. Their Cap City Chips are amazing — thick fresh-cut potato chips covered with Alfredo sauce, blue cheese, and green onions. The two orders we had disappeared very quickly, as did the fried Goat Cheese in sweet basil marinara appetizer.

I had a meatloaf sandwich, and Wendy very much enjoyed her Salmon BLT.

Over The Rhine: FILMS FOR RADIO

Over The Rhine, the Cincinnati-based band fronted by husband & wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, have been meandering. Their latest offering, FILMS FOR RADIO on Virgin’s Backporch label, bears the fruit of these wanderings. Over The Rhine has been producing underground CDs for over 10 years, and this project comes after a hiatus of a few years between new releases.

Karin & Linford have been using their time well. This album proves it.

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A Tribute to OTR — June 27, 2002

“this is not the greatest [concert] in the world… this is just a tribute.”

A review by Dan Temmesfeld.

A Tribute to Over the Rhine
York Street Int’l Cafe – Newport, KY

11 artists, each doing one Over The Rhine cover and one original each.

The orginizer of the event, Ashley Peacock, put together a superb night. The only major malfunction was that York Street didn’t have any Tira Misu on hand… limey bastards!

who played?

  • Shannon Lewis (from Set On Edge)
  • Nathan & Anji
  • Carl Shephard (from Entheos)
  • Mark Cormican
  • Todd Gilbert
  • Chris Flinchbaugh (w/ Kim Nixon)
  • Jessica Aguilar Walker (w/ Ashley Peacock)
  • Ryan Adcock
  • Brownhouse (Kim Nixon)
  • Ashley Peacock
  • Hypersomnia (Jay & Lynzi & friends)

Awesome show all around!! Truly superb, truly no bad performers all night. It was nice to hear everyones’ own stuff mixed in with their versions of one of our favorite band’s songs.

Highlights — There were many, but here are a few…

  • Karin and Linford showed up… It was nice to see them be on the receiving end for a change…
  • Shannon Lewis has a great voice. I must say that his original tune “I’ve Gone Somewhere to Be Alone” is a stunningly beautiful song. I snagged a CD of his shortly thereafter.
  • Nathan… nice bass. I’ve never seen such a fine homemade contraption, but it had a nice sound in its simplicity. I dug it…
  • Carl had a nice voice… I hear he’s a damn good rapper, too…
  • Chris Flinchbaugh’s original tune (which I forget the name of) has some great promise… looking forward to the CD, dude…
  • Ryan Adcock, Brownhouse, and Ashley Peacock all had stunningly great sets. These three artists seemed to have the most professional aura about them. All great stuff…
  • Hypersomnia. Wow. I didn’t know that they were coming down from Michigan for this. I saw them on the list and figured I could lose some sleep to stay for their midnight show ender… Their version of “Murder” on the Tribute CD is my favorite track… Utter rockin’ beauty. Only complaint was that Jay’s vocals on Murder were hard to hear last night. Their 140bpm version of “Latter Days” was also a treat… 🙂

What was played (as I remember it):

  • When I Go (twice)
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Etcetera Whatever
  • Goodbye (This is not Goodbye)
  • Murder
  • Latter Days (twice?)
  • Like a Radio
  • Hej (I Do)
  • Paul and Virginia
  • Bothered
  • … d’oh! Perhaps my brain doesn’t work too well on only 5 hours of sleep… I remember that I liked their original tunes better, though…

sleepy,
Dan

GRAND THEFT AUTO III — PC

Review written by Simon (03/06)
http://www.mgon.com/reviews.phtml?id=136630&language=en&page=0

Once in a while, a game comes along that oozes originality and charm, in this case it also happens to be highly controversial. Grand Theft Auto 3 has risen to cult status on the PS2 and has no doubt sold a few consoles for Sony. After what seemed an eternity it has finally hit the PC and the charm of the game is still intact.

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Crosley: OFF THE LAUNDRY

Crosley’s freshman offering, OFF THE LAUNDRY, is a great collection of pop songs. The music is tight, the writing is fun and catchy, and the riffs will stick with you. Vince’s voice soars on songs like GIRL LIKE YOU and SOUL SURVIVE, and the first cut, AUTOMATIC, will have you tapping your toes on the very first listen.