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The Laughing Academy
A Life of Noisy Desperation
Brooklyn’s Ambassadors of Love 
24th-Jul-2004 01:12 am
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New York City Forecast
Saturday: Thunderstorms likely. High around 75F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms. Low 67F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Washington, D.C., Forecast
Saturday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 79F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms. Low 69F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Surely a day on which any reasonable person would stay indoors with a good book. So, what will you be doing? ask the more astute of my readers. Well, I will hitching a lift from NYC to DC to see They Might Be Giants play as part of the “Live on Penn” concert series. I will be bringing the current good book (Not in Front of the Children: “Indecency,” Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth, by Marjorie Heins) with me. Also a rain poncho, a folding lawn chair, a large towel, a spare set of clothes, my tape recorder, two blank 90-minute cassettes, and two disposable cameras.

Out the door at six in order to reach the Manhattan apartment of Rob (the driver) by eight, because the frickin’ M train has been replaced by shuttle buses on the weekends until mid-August; then a five-hour drive, followed by two or three hours of standing under intermittent rain until we may actually enter the concert area; then another four hours until TMBG’s scheduled starting time.

Such is the power of accordion rock.
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