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Thursday, November 08, 2007

"Running W/Scissors" At The Court Tavern

DJs Iron Mike, Drew and myself have decided on the name "Running W/Scissors" as a banner for what we're doing tonight, and which we're planning to do again December 13, at The Court Tavern.

But what we're really trying to do is resurrect something.

Let's be clear, though. People think the word "resurrect" means that you're bringing something back exactly as it was, without change, without any consideration of what's happened since its untimely demise.

That's not resurrection, that's playing with a zombie. And it's fun for a while, at least until its limbs start disconnecting themselves. Embarrassing. (But, as I said, fun. In fact, a whole new vista of educational play.)

The thing that really worries me is nostalgia, which Bill-Dale Marcinko once called "America's favorite mood!" using every ounce of sarcasm he could muster (and he had a ready reserve.)

So we're not trying for nostalgia tonight.

We're trying for a resurrection. A life that continues to grow from this day forward. One that learns new things. One that remembers old things. One that isn't warmed over, but generates its own heat.

Think that's possible? If you drop by tonight, you'll make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Will we play old tracks? You betcha, because they're what every new nouveau indie/nouveau punk/nouveau new wave/nouveau alternative band is looking at to spark their next big idea.

But there'll be new music there, and after five years of finding new tracks worthy of play on Altrok Radio, I can tell you that's only as scary as new music was when we first started listening to it - which is to say, not at all. And besides, we're brave souls, and always have been. Klaxons, Hadouken! and Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip shouldn't ever scare you.

There'll be new cuts from classic bands, too. Just wait 'til you get a load of the new Wire. (It cam in the mail yesterday, and I'm lobbying to close the night with it. It's that good.)

So come on by tonight and join the party. We're Running W/ Scissors, and you know it's no fun 'til someone puts an eye out.

TONIGHT (Thursday, November 8) at 9PM
DJ's Drew, IronMike and Sean Carolan
are Running W/Scissors
with special guest DJ TM5

at The Court Tavern
124 Church St.
New Brunswick, NJ

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