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Help! [26 Nov 2008|01:25pm]


My band is in the second round of a contest that could potentially win us a cool record deal; if we can stay in the top 3 by the end of Dec. 5th, we fly to New York city to compete against the other top bands! If you could please take a moment of time to help us out by voting at the website below, I would greatly appreciate it!:


My band Silver Needle is a finalist in a Sirius Radio Contest on Little Steven's Underground Garage Channel -

Please lend your support & vote for us to go to the finals in NYC!



(apologies if this feels a bit spammy, but we really feel we have a chance to win this one!)
(they don't spam, but if you don't want to use your own e-mail you can use a website such as mailinator.com)


Thank you!

p.s.: If you want to hear the music you are voting for, stream it here:
or (if you are an imeem.com user) here:
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Rock 'n Roll Re-Run [18 Jul 2007|06:46pm]

So, in a repeat of last Monday, we decided to go back to the Wilshire Royale. It was similar to the previous Monday although maybe there were more people lounging by the pool. On Mondays they have free live music under the slightly misleading name "Eastside Mondays".
The music was, again, what Morten has described as "Urban Void." The drinks are fairly reasonably priced and the bar is pretty spacious and comfortable. Soft lighting, loud bands, a TV room with plaster gazelle heads, a pool room and various nooks, usually with a TV nearby.

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[03 Jul 2007|10:10pm]

Rock n Roll Mondays went to the R Bar in Koreatown. The name doesn't appear on the door in an obvious bid for scenester credibility. You have to give a password to get in. The neighborhood is mostly central American so if you have the golden shield, I'm sure they'll let you in, password or not. Racist or pretentious, you decide.

The layout's pretty nice, lots of privacy and space at the same time. Very dark. Practically empty. The owners honed their skills at the bridge-&-tunnel-catering 4100 but thankfully this one doesn't feel like you're on Shipmates.

The well gin & tonic was six or seven dollars. That's pricey. The jukebox was unexceptional. Radiohead, Doors, Pixies... basically Freshman Dorm Collection '95.

Next we went to Beer Town (next door to Soju Town, if you've forgotten)

The music is always an ecclectic mix of Korean pop. Hip-hop, rock, dance. As you can tell, there's a lot going on. Pretty much the opposite of the R Bar. TVs everywhere, neon lights and everyone smokes constantly.

We got 2000 cc's of Michelob for $12.99. Eventually the smoke alarms went off. The waiter said (shrugging his shoulders in apparent confusion), "Every week!" as if everyone's cigarettes were scentless and invisible.

The alarm went on so long and so much beer was consumed (along with pancakes, boiled peanuts, chips n salsa) that we eventually tuned it out.

It's hard to see, probably, but the fire department responded. Two Korean firefighters disembarked from their truck, geared up with axes and milled about outside before taking off.
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Miyako Hideaway [26 Jun 2007|08:39am]

Last night Rock 'n' Roll Mondays went down to Little Tokyo's Miyako Hotel seen here by daylight.

There was a cabinet filled with bottles of booze that belong to patrons, identified by their names.

"Oh yeah? I don't see yer name on it!"

The staff took this picture. Instead of saying, "Say cheese" they made peace symbols.
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Highland Park Heats Up (an actual headline I saw) [20 Jun 2007|01:14pm]


Johnny's Bar

Rock 'n' Roll Mondays

Lars with open eyes

Lars entering Marty's

Inside Marty's

Stumbling homeward

night cap at the Short Stop
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"Don't bother me, I'm Mondaying" [18 Jun 2007|08:49pm]

In honor of National Public Service Week (in Canada) and Evacuation Day (Egypt) I am hereby getting back to providing the service of RNR Monday posts so that interested parties can evacuate their abodes for Sinai-er climes... namely, Johnny's Bar. No, not the pretend Silver Lake bar on Sunset. Some other bar- in Highland Park. If anyone would car to join us, we'll be there around 9:30.
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President's Day Rock n Rool [20 Feb 2007|02:46am]

The illustrious Peter Jourdan is concluding his two day stay and the plan is to hold Rock 'n' Roll Monday at the BonaVista Lounge tonight. We'll meet around 9:30.

BonaVista at Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S Figueroa St (Cross Street: West Fourth Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90071View Map
(213) 624-1000
34th floor.
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Explorers [12 Dec 2006|04:27pm]

Cambodia Town. Aside from everywhere being named Angkor Insurance or Phnom Market, it would be easy to miss. Architecturally, it looks like Main St. USA 1965. We saw about four restaurants that were open (well, it was Monday and they're still Asians) so we chose one fairly randomly. I don't remember what it was called, it may've just been written in Khmer. The menu was 80% Chinese so I don't really know what Cambodian cuisine is. From what I could tell, fish soup is a local favorite. I could imagine the ambiance being a improved by a crowd (and not having to blow a dead fly off the table before sitting down). They showed music videos- one song I rather liked.
Anyway, after the bill was settled, we went to the Red Room which was very Iowa to me. It was pointed out that Long Beach's nickname is "Iowa By the Sea" and if they'd like to change that perception, playing whiny/naggy "real™ hip-hop" in a bar full of pasty, bundled, studenty types should be identified as a problem area.
Then we went to the Prospector which just sounds gay but apparently isn't. They were watching the Jeffersons and I'll describe it as a basement bar. You know, low pile carpet, no windows, cheap lighting and paneled walls. We only hung out for a bit before heading back.
25 minute drive for those intimidated by great distances. Nice to get out and about, despite the destinations being somewhat underwhelming.
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[11 Dec 2006|11:11pm]

The BaaderMeinhof Wagen has new window switches, tires and rotars and his been hibernating pretty much whilst I rely on Root Beer to get me around town.
Anyway, I'll drive whomever wants to go (provided there's room, which there will be) down to Cambodia Town for Rock 'n' Roll Monday hijinks.
Let's get some grub and then maybe look around for some drinks yins!

Some Cambodian jokes to entice you...

You might be Cambodian if:

-You go to the temple because you think you'll meet good girls there but most of the girls who go there are bad girls who want to prove there family and community they are clean good girls

-Your favorite past time is talking behind the back of people even your own family

-You hate white people even if you are in their country

HAHAHAHAHA! Cambodian humor. Funny in any language, eh? I hope that the food is better, myself.

Anyway, Orion wants us to go to Spaceland afterwards to see a band from Iowa, Deathship.

Some Iowa humor-

You might be Iowan if:

-Vacation means going to Adventureland
-You know where all the Yoders live
-Your idea of a party is throwing cans of WD40 in a campfire while you're drunk.
-You know several people who still refer to Japanese cars as "rice-burners."
-"Seeing the world" means going to Missouri to buy fireworks.
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[05 Dec 2006|02:58am]

Via Cafe

451 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012View Map

9:00 or 9:30ish
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Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco [27 Nov 2006|06:19pm]

What do you guys think?

Opium Pub
17365 Gale Ave
City Of Industry, CA 91748-1531

(someone's review, not mine)

Where else can you go to relax after work for $25 all you can drink? The waitresses there are extremely friendly and treats you like a friend, not just a customer. Kareoke is on from 9-12am..then it's HiP HoP until closing. This GreaT place is opened from 9:00pm to 2:00am 7 days a week and serves cocktails, beer, and tequila for $25 all you can drink!! They also have bottle service too!i love the atmosphere! everyone is so friendly and its just a nice place to relax. Monday thru Wednesdays are more relaxed and Thursday thru Saturdays are usually a FULL HOUSE! This is a place i would deffinately recommend for people to either come and relax or to party till the break of dawn!!!!!!!!!
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bands to play at RollerCon [26 Jul 2006|10:36am]

I have been booking bands for the 2nd annual RollerCon convention in Vegas. www.rollercon.com

RollerCon is the convention that brings over a hundred all female roller derby leagues to Vegas to party down.

We have taken over the Double Down Saloon in Vegas to book bands.

I had TEN BANDS cancel last minute and I really need to fill these spots.

I have Sunday Mon Tues nites available.

If your band or a band that you know is willing to play on short notice in Vegas for 50 bux and 10 drink tickets in front of hundreds of drunken women, let me know.



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[22 May 2006|10:07pm]

Rock n Roll Monday 10:30 Tony's in Glendale

National Maritime Day United States of America
National Sovereignty Haiti
National Unity Day Yemen
Victoria Day Canada
International Day for Biological Diversity International
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Pledge Drive [15 May 2006|09:59am]

Rock & Roll Mondays, it's time to get out of your seat and show some support. In order for Rock & Roll Mondays to continue bringing you the kinds of quality and entertainment that it does, it requires your presence & support.
So, tonight, come to my place and bring a friend or two. Tell them about the joys of exploring new restaurants and bars in a relaxed Monday setting.
And, of course, if you need more reasons to celebrate, it's: Independence Day (Paraguay), International Day of Families, Mother's Day (Western Samoa), Peace Officer Memorial Day (USA) and Teacher's Day (South Korea)
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[13 Feb 2006|06:31pm]

Agra Cafe
4325 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029  
(323) 665-7818
(323) 665-7945 (Fax)
Cross Street: Fountain Avenue


Pakistani and North Indian eats
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Last Rock N Roll Monday (last week's, that is) [06 Feb 2006|05:53pm]

[ mood | worried ]

On Sunday I got towed to Eureka for $275 bucks because they had a mechanic that fixed German cars. Ngoc got a rental car and drove home with the hope of making it in time for Lunar New Year. I stayed at a hotel. The next day the mechanic ordered parts from the Bay and I stayed another night.
I was talking to Ngoc on the phone and someone pounded on my motel room door. She said it was probably someone with the wrong room. I wondered why they wouldn't just use their key and determine that so I went to the door. No one was there. She worried that someone might rape me "up the ass" in her words. I expressed that if I were going to be raped, I'd like it to be forced fellatio over any kind of anal penetration. She said that she didn't think that it worked that way.
I celebrated Rock n Roll Monday with some organic, sprouted-wheat berry bread, some smoked Applewood English cheddar and a big bottle of St. Pauli Girl.
I fell asleep and awoke to a phone call.
"Do you want me to give you a blowjob?" a hushed voice whispered on the phone.
"No," I replied, wondering if one of my friends was fucking with me. It sounded a lot like Brian but I don't think he'd make a joke like this. I thought surely it was someone out on Rock n Roll Monday that Ngoc had given my temporary number to.
"Are you sure?" they asked.
"Yes," I replied. "Who is this?" I asked.
"Tim," he replied.
"Where are you?" I asked.
"I'm staying in the same motel." he answered.
Then I got really creeped out.
"What can I do to convince you to let me in your room?" he asked.
"Nothing," I told him and hung up, totally disturbed and scared.


So, how about tonight? I'm in the mood for Mexican or Thai. Something hearty and filling and savory. Orion and Natalya are going to see the Fugees so anybody else down?

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Party on the 19th [17 Dec 2005|11:16am]

This Rock & Roll Monday, I'm having a farewell party for Emily Ryan, Natalya and my roomate Mischelle.
How does mulled wine, hot buttered-rum and toddies sound?
A grown-up winter party with me in a ski sweater.
You don't have to bring anything but I probably won't have anything but drinks so maybe if you like sweet things, bring them yourselves, I suppose.
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Rock & Roll Monday, St. Nicholas Day Eve! [05 Dec 2005|11:49am]

Hey RNRMers. The invitation has come in. Here's the message from Emily
hey everyone,

megan is having people over tonight for boardgames/mixers/chippers and
dippers...it starts as early as 8 pm...and everyone should just park in
the driveway or carpool or walk!!!

you know, parking in kenmore tropics is a P-R-O-B-L-E-M!

141 s. kenmore at kenmore and 2nd
brown stucco, first floor.

she'll also hook up the nintendo for people who want to play "mighty
bomb jack."
So maybe people can grab a bite somewhere and then head over to their place for board games and deserts. Emily is moving on the 20th.

Afterward St. Nicholas will ride his deer across the rooftops with his Black Peters and some of his frightening companions:

Père Fouettard the reformed child-murderer whose victims were brought back to life by St. Nicholas. No one really knows what he looks like but here is a child's drawing:

Knecht Ruprecht who limps (from a farming accident) and carries a bag of lamb legs. The children perform tricks for St. Nicholas and his helpers. If Ruprecht doesn't like you, he might beat you, throw you in a sack and take you back to the Black Forest.

There are also the Krampusse, demons who sled and roam the streets whipping children that get in their way with chains. Here's a prcoession in Klagenfurt

"Do you have the Sack with you?"
I spoke: "the Sack, that is here;
because apples, nut and almond core
eat pious children gladly."
"Do you have the rod also with you?"
I spoke: "the rod, it is here;
but for the children, only the bad,
those it meets them right, upon their part."
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Pictures from the 11-7-05 affair [08 Nov 2005|01:18pm]

Sean John & Jumbo's

Bigfoot karaoke take 1

Bigfoot karaoke take 2
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Orion's Birthday/UN Day/Labour Day(NZ) [24 Oct 2005|01:35pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]


In typical me fashion, here is the thing to do

My Birthday is on Thurs. 10/27, but lovely Sarah is
taking me to an undisclosed location (no Cheney!), so
I'm celebrating my date of birth early! Hope you'll
join the usual Rok-N-Roll Monday crew (BDC!!) plus a
few new ones for food and, well it wouldn't be a
birthday for me without bowling!

Because many places in Eagle Rock (and elsewhere) are
closed on Mondays, we are thankful that the Blue Hen
in Eagle Rock is not! (it's organic vietnamese! Try
something new - Monday night tradition!)

Please get here no later than 8:00pmish (they close @

- see link here for directions etc...

Then onto All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock for Bowling!

This will be @ 9:00ish (probably 9:30 realistically),
it's $14.50/hr/lane (4 people/lane) with $3.00 shoes.
A full bar also awaits along w/ ample parking (there's
a second lot around back!)

All Star lanes here-

So ...

Blue Hen Food - 8:00pm

All Star Lanes Bowling - 9:30pm

End up...Short Stop? A gutter (Lars...)?

Who knows? Come on! You know you want to!

Hope you can make it! Love to see you!
Rok on!


Orion Meyer
AIM: orion90046

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