Daily Archives: June 21, 2008

Thank you, but no.

21 June 2008

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Current Mood:  hot

Just to put these rumors to rest… Wally, thank you for bringing this to my attention, but I honestly have no interest in running for office at this time.  After all the mess with the primaries, the last thing I want to do is delay things further.  But I am flattered, nonetheless.  Maybe in 2012.

However, for those of you who are still in a votin’ mood, I encourage you to please take a look at the SF Bay Guardian’s 2008 Best of the Bay reader’s poll (http://www.sfbg.com/bob/2008/).  The Best Of The Bay issue hits the stands July 30th, and needless to say that if we were to win, it would be some great promotion for This Charming Band to reach the many Smiths and Morrissey fans in the area that may not even know about us yet!  So if you’ve seen our band and feel we deserve it — or are otherwise so inclined — please visit that site and vote “This Charming Band” for “Best Cover Band,” which appears as question number 29 on page 2.  You don’t have to answer all the other questions in the survey, just the ones you want.  Also, be aware the the “poll” closes at 5pm, July 2nd.  Thanks in advance for your support!

And if you’ll permit me to plug some friends, while you’re in there, why not vote “Sparkly Devil” for “Best Burlesque Act” (number 33, page 2) and “Hubba Hubba Revue” for “Best Cabaret/Variety/Burlesque Show” (number 38, page 2).  Also, I haven’t looked yet, but is there a category for best gay bar name?  Some of the best I’ve heard recently include:

  • The Man Hole
  • The Men’s Room
  • The Cockpit

Something tells me that Colin will be able to provide us with many, many more.

It was a busy week for me.  I was swamped at work, but I got to relax a bit on Friday.  In the tradition of “show and tell,” we’ve started occasionally meeting at work and listening to someone share their hobbies, vacations, etc.  I was asked to present on my “secret life as a musician.”  Sort of embarrassing, I know, but I agreed and I should have known… Sus, Anna (who is in another building), Shel (ahow was off that day), and even Orlando all showed up!  It felt like when your parents would sometimes show up at school!  But it was great for all of them to share their perspective on the TCB experience, and Ann even brought flowers for the occasion!  If I’d had a guitar with me and someone in a Moz Krew shirt, that conference room would have been virtually indistinguishable from an actual TCB show!  So, thanks guys for doing all that!  Oh, and then afterwards, I had lunch with Majik and Booty-Lou.  Good times all around.

You know, it was hot this week too.  Not just hot.  Jamie noted that it was “redonkulously picante” in fact.  This is not normal for SF, and I was not amused.  But Ocean Beach was as crowded as I’ve ever seen yesterday evening.  I managed to catch part of Joel Streeter’s set at the Chalet, along with Sus, Shel, and Orlie.  He did a fine version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.”  Today, it’s too hot too leave the house.

Damn.  I almost want one of these.

And the quote of the week comes posthumously from Oscar Wilde:

“Yet each man kills the thing he loves.
By each let this be heard.
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!”