It's always novel to have a night out once you're a parent. However, I always have to weigh the difficulty of never being able to sleep in and likelihood of a hangover against the potential fun factor. Having said that, last night was a good time. I think I like going out with a bigger group 'cause there's lots of little factions to chat with and always someone who offers to get you a drink. We went out with a group of 14, on a Friday night, and with no dinner reservation. I think an ordinary host and hostess might have panicked, don't you? We ended up choosing the low key, cheap and delicious Osha Thai - their original divey location on Geary & Leavenworth. I admit it was rather stressful to coax the restaurant staff into making sure they saved the only two tables that could possibly work for such a large party until our whole party actually arrived. After that it was all a downhill slide, gulp gulp gulp.
The above image is of the guests of honor Ladytron; Danny, Ruben, Helen, and Mira just after the appetizers arrived. If you look at the far top right hand side you'll see hubbies statuesque shnaz too. The image above that is from the sold out show at Mezzanine. It was packed and full of trendy club goers, lots of fun people watching. Being VIP only gets you so far apparently, so we ended up spending lots of time chilling on the smokers patio chatting with a really interesting guy named Ricky. His energy was pretty intense as he had lots to tell me about how I should be getting out even though I'm a new parent. The next morning boy bunny tells me that guy was the original drummer (and recently rejoined) for the Brian Jonestown Massacre. I want you to know — that meant nothing to me. So while Max was napping Saturday afternoon, he whips out a DVD from his recently acquired PALM Pictures collection called Dig!. At first I'm not feeling this 60s psychedelic revolutionary music vibe, but as the movie rolls on I got so totally sucked in. This documentary is amazing. For over seven years they followed the bands comparing and contrasting the successes, failures, and musical experiences of Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols. They interview so many poignant record industry people and delve deeply into the psychological issues of each artist, band dynamic, and the industry as a whole. And there's incredible comic relief by Massacre's tambourine man Joel Gion. Seriously, all fingers up, it's that good.