"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Monday, June 02, 2008

long live The Dame

my friend Chelsea just sent me these horribly cute pictures of us from the other night, when we went to The Dame* for their '80s luau party.

as you can tell from these photos, it was a blast, and we were HOT. and i mean smoltering... it was not too breezy in the club that night. and with all the dancing bodies... you can imagine how hot it got.

*on a side note: i was deeply saddened and enraged to learn that, as i feared, The Dame (and its neighboring bar, Buster's, collectively my favorite hangouts back home) would be closing its doors this summer to make way for what some have termed "the cock and balls tower": a monstrous condominium project in downtown lexington. obviously, this really blows, because it will ruin the cultural and physical landscape of downtown lex. the C&B tower will be only a block down from the Kentucky Theatre, and across from the old courthouse and the new courthouse plaza.

there were numerous community efforts to prevent the Webb building project from going thru. i recall signing and circulating a petition to keep the condo project away from downtown, and many other lexington denizens took other actions to oppose the destruction of downtown lexington.

to learn more, visit Preserve Lexington, and keep updated on their action alerts!

sadly, when i took a bike ride thru downtown today, Buster's windows were covered in flyers reading "the end of Buster's as we know it... June 20th." sadly, that is the day i will be leaving lexington, my hometown of 22 years, and moving to the strange and bizarre land of Los Angeles. this too, feels like the end of life as i know it...

fist pumps and hip thrusts,

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