supporting our local mefites March 17, 2009 1:54 PM   Subscribe

An evening of new music, Los Angeles mefites? With bonus fellow mefitian content! speicus and I couldn't help but notice a familiar name on an upcoming program, so I figured I'd through this out for anyone else interested. We will be there waving our big foam #1 hands whilst chanting "best of the web".

March 21st, 8:30 P.M.
'Young Americans' concert
631 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles

"Inspired by the classic David Bowie pop hit, The E.A.R. Unit surveys fresh new works by young American* mavericks from across the country. The ensemble plays Daniel Wohl's +ou-, Oscar Bettison's Gauze Vespers, Ryan Brown's Our Friend Adam, Jamu by Christine Southworth, and a brand-new work from Matt McBane."

*he really fooled us with that british accent
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:54 PM (19 comments total)

Wait, ob = Bowie?

This is wholly unexpected and entirely AWESOME.
posted by scody at 2:06 PM on March 17, 2009

We are Bowie. Bowie is us.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 2:08 PM on March 17, 2009

I'm afraid of Young Americans.
posted by carsonb at 3:00 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Also, am I remembering wrong or doesn't speicus have a gig coming up too? Or, uh, did I miss it?
posted by carsonb at 3:02 PM on March 17, 2009

The speicus electropop spectacular is gonna happen sometime in the spring.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 3:24 PM on March 17, 2009

So my plan to hide my online identity by cunningly using my initials in lower-case didn't work then?

Seriously, this is great! It would be fantastic if MeFiers came to the gig. There's a whole bunch of new and, dare I say, funky pieces in the concert and it's pretty darn user-friendly (not in the plagiarised cartoon-strip way, but in the music won't freak you out too much way.) I heard some of them in rehearsal the other night, and I think it'll be a cool programme. It's also true that a) either I walk around putting on a silly accent or b) I'm not quite American. Alas I am not, nor have I ever been David Bowie.
posted by ob at 3:30 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

ob's in space? That's pretty freaky, man.
posted by speicus at 4:34 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Anyway, I will be there for the new funkiness.
posted by speicus at 4:38 PM on March 17, 2009

I will be up north, but good on ya, ob! Have fun playing REDCAT!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:34 PM on March 17, 2009

Bah, might be tough... I have a giant rehearsal earlier that day and an early morning the next day. I'll try, though.
posted by the_bone at 9:48 PM on March 17, 2009

I actually downloaded some of herr ob's music from his website, and I would like to report that I am seriously grooving on Accordion Desert.

Have fun, y'all, and ob-- thanks for composing such nifty stuff!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 10:11 PM on March 17, 2009

Where are you going to get foam hands that say 24379?

(I'd like to, but $20 is my whole week's budget these days.)
posted by klangklangston at 8:40 AM on March 18, 2009

Wait, what happened to the LA meetup with mr_crash_davis. Did that survive the mandymanwasregistered hijacking? It's not sidebarred.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:39 AM on March 18, 2009

That's it, I'm never sidebarring anything for you people ever again.

Including this thread, apparently.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:59 AM on March 18, 2009

Since the other thread was sidebarred, I'll do this one.

March 21st, 8:30 P.M.
'Young Americans' concert
631 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles

Featuring funky freaky jams by mefi's own David Bowie. I mean, UB40. WD40? OB/GYN? I forget.
posted by speicus at 12:50 PM on March 18, 2009

ob's in space? That's pretty freaky, man.

Well, you know... Space is a pretty freaky place. Set phasers to funky!

In all seriousness, if I was in LA I'd be there-- it looks wonderful.
posted by jokeefe at 1:12 PM on March 18, 2009

Thanks guys. I know it's pricey so I'll be chuffed to see any MeFier there who can make it.
posted by ob at 8:04 PM on March 18, 2009

For the record, this was rad. ob's piece had toy pianos and a melodica and flexatones!
posted by speicus at 4:21 PM on March 22, 2009

Oh man, I'm sorry I was such a lazy bastard last night. By the time I'd activated enough energy to dry my hair and think about going, it was too late.
posted by scody at 6:42 PM on March 22, 2009

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