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5th-Jul-2004 11:11 am
Me: swimming at the Ledges
So yesterday I went out to Western Mass with ivyvigne and mytheria to hear somechicksings at a free concert cum potluck picnic at the Traprock Peace Center and to pick up some of ivyvigne’s stuff from somechicksings’ attic. It was lots of fun! There was a sense of preaching to the converted and insularity to the conversation at the Peace Center (and I was wondering whether fundamentalist pro-war conservatives have similar gatherings and if so what it would be like to be at one of them), but many of the people were really nice, and most importantly, somechicksings totally, totally rocked! She reminds me a bit of Fred Small and a bit of Ani DiFranco. She has Ani’s rhythm. I especially loved the poem “Wake-up Call” (available here on her old site), with the lines “never want to write a book that hitler wouldn’t burn / never want to have a marriage that phelps wouldn’t picket”. Her new site is at http://www.arjunagreist.com/, and you must immediately buy her CD, even though it won’t be quite the same as hearing her in person. Anyway, meeting somechicksings and lots of ivyvigne’s other friends from Western Mass was awesome.

[EDIT: This entry has links to pictures, an MP3, and a video clip from the picnic and performance.]

Afterwards we hung out for a while in her new apartment being sleepy, and ash130 and Z. arrived just as ivyvigne was getting ready to paint my toenails. So now I have gold toenails. Yay, happy toenails!
5th-Jul-2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
omg, you met arjuna yesterday? fancy that! she's one of my very good friends back in noho. i miss her SO MUCH and i love her dearly.
5th-Jul-2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
I can see why; I only spent a couple hours around her, all told, but I can tell she’s totally amazing.

Your profile still lists you as being in Northampton; where are you now?

(ivyvigne is trying to get Arjuna out to Boston to play sometime soon, BTW, if Boston is closer for you than NoHo.)
5th-Jul-2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
sorry to bug you, but what does tcl mean? you have it listed on your interests.
5th-Jul-2004 06:23 pm (UTC) - Tcl
Tcl is a scripting language; nobody expands the acronym but it originally stood for Tool Control Language. More info is at http://www.tcl.tk/, and you can read more about my connection with it at http://www.aq.org/~js/aqtools/.

It’s associated with the GUI toolkit Tk, so you often hear people talk about Tcl/Tk. (Tk can also be used with Perl, Python, and other languages, but it was originally developed for Tcl.)
5th-Jul-2004 06:27 pm (UTC) - Re: Tcl
oh, that explains a lot, thanks.
6th-Jul-2004 05:51 am (UTC)
Most fabulous of times!
12th-Jul-2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ash= Ash130, I've added you to my friends list. Z does not have a journal. Infact, how long did it take her to reply to your email? LOL!
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