I've made my way slowly but surely --
navigating around the exponentially growing crowds filling the North Beach
streets and random hula hoopers-- to Mojito again, where people are getting down to The Park. Just five
minutes until Janelle Monae hits the big stage. We can't wait. But we've hardly
been biding our time. Since the last update, I saw Odessa Chen, who I had the
pleasure of interviewing last week, play at Savoy Tivoli. Of course there had
to be cupcakes there, too. They're everywhere, just asking us to eat them. But
The petite and elegant Chen played
"Deer Perspectives" from her CD Archives
of the Natural World for a relaxed crowd. In our interview, Chen had told
me that the song is based off the Key Deer, which are miniature deer only found
in the Florida Keys.
The scene at Maggie McGarry's, where
Mister Loveless is playing right now, was a complete 360. Here we found Dave, who was
twirling his heart out, barely paying notice to the indie chicks pulling girls
away from their boyfriends to join them where they had paved a dance floor for
We didn't want to interrupt Dave's
blissful spinning, but we had to know what was going through his mind.
"I came to see The Jazz Mafia All
Stars and am checking everything else out now. From jazz, to punk, to alt - I'm
really impressed by the diversity here."
He said it!
Monae time! And just in time. Drunk girl down!