Sunday, February 12, 2006

On the Town

It's all about the music! Hooray music!

Caught the Teddy and Marge show last night at The Opera House store at 2209 South First. It's in that little artsy complex behind the metal motorcycle cop statue, radar gun poised, by the corner of S. 1st and Live Oak. The Opera House is a vintage clothing boutique run by a very pretty young woman named Leah, who looks way the hell too young to have her own store.

I got to attend an Attic Ted gig (of which Teddy and Marge is a sub-project) at a party down in there, back on November 1. It was a costume party; and being in the midst of the South Austin arts scene, it was a real doozy. The surprise outcome of the evening was that a dancing Pope did not set himself on fire - that's just the kind of party it was. And if Carlos Castaneda wasn't personally in attendance, he at least sent someone who looks a lot as I imagine he must look, and who follows his teachings very, very closely. Perhaps... a little... too closely.

There was a zombie fashion show planned for after the performance. We bowed out and went for coffee instead. Contrary to instructions, I'd neglected to B my own B; so I wasn't quite up for zombies.

Green Muse Cafe made for nice afters, with a lovely, thick, calorically intense mochaccino, though they disappointed me greatly by having nothing more sinful than a large blueberry muffin to go with it. It's a nice coffeehouse and all, but if they don't have cheesecake, they are but half deserving of the name. In my opinion. (Sigh) Is there anyone else left still old enough to remember when Quack's was located on the Drag, where God Himself intended it should be?

Teddy and Marge are playing in San Marcos Tuesday night. I may go, since the husband's out of town, and at this point it looks like the highlight of my Valentine's Day is going to be the sexual harassment portion of new employee orientation at work.

Gosh! I can hardly wait!


At February 12, 2006 8:23 PM, Anonymous Mars said...

Quack's on The Drag is 1995 classic! What is it now, Diesel?!

At February 12, 2006 8:40 PM, Blogger Beth said...

It's a sad world for those of us who've sipped lattes at Quack's, been snubbed by the waitstaff at Les Amis, and (preens self) seen Ballet Austin dance at Armadillo World Headquarters. Ain't it?!?


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