Wondering About The El Rey?

This is really only going to be significant for people in and around Los Angeles, but I figured I would pass it on:

PRESS RELEASE

DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2002

On the night of September 15th, 2002 the El Rey Theatre was shut down by the city for structural repairs. For the past three months it has been a crazy whirlwind of moving shows, giving refunds, answering questions, finding structural engineers, speaking with city, getting permits, and having lengthy conversations with insurance adjusters and lawyers.

Now, three months later we are happy to announce that The El Rey is stronger and safer then ever!! You wonÂ’t notice anything new when you enter the venue, but you will have the comfort in knowing that when you look up, nothing will come down! The whole ceiling has been retrofitted and will live on for another 100+ burly and brawny years!!

We are happy to report that the El Rey will be back in business in December 2002, kicking off with Sound Tribe Sector 9 on Saturday, December 7th, 2002.

Everyone at the El Rey wanted to take this opportunity to thank our customers, staff, Goldenvoice, independent promoters, the structural engineers, and all the people who had kind words for us during our down time.

The El Rey Theatre is here to stay and we are excited to start rolling out the killer shows once again!!

See you soon,

Rodney, Brad, Jennifer and all the gang at the El Rey

Hornby For The Holidays

Any music snob has read (or should read), High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. It’s one of the most fantasically funny and touching novels I have ever read. Nick Hornby is a music fan to the core. There are always references to music in his books. It just so happens that he is coming out with a collection of essays about his favorite songs and songwriters with illustrations by Marcel Dzama. The book will contain a compilation CD, including 11 songs discussed in the book. Without knowing anything more about the book, I’ve already reserved my copy.

The book is called Songbook, and will be released through McSweeney’s the first week in December. McSweeney’s books are best ordered through the net since they are hard to find in stores and usually sell out very quickly. In the spirit of the holidays, proceeds from Songbook will benefit Treehouse, a U.K. charity that helps to educate children with autism and related communication disorders, and 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing lab based in San Francisco.

It Sure Is Dusty In Here

Dear bradbarrish.com,

I apologize for the lack of attention. I love you. I really do. I would not lie to you. You see there’s been things going on. Things that have been taking up my time. Life stuff. The suff that draws one away from their computer. I’ve been getting out more and while I haven’t forgotten about you, I realize that you may be feeling neglected. I think I probably would too. Don’t worry though, I’m not going anywhere. I just may not be around as much. I’ve got plans for us though, so don’t you worry. Things are going to change. I know I’ve made such promises before [and not kept them], but this time is different.

Love,
Your Webmaster

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