Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Where’s Wheelie

The primary reason behind the fervent blogging on my part over the last few days hinges handily on the fact that the Family Z. is going on a bit of a mini-vacation for the latter part of this week. We are going, as all good suburban families surely do, to the beach, and that sort of activity generally precludes making with the geeky music news. As such, I planned to dazzle you all – dazzle you, says I – with some extra crunchy info as my truncated work week winds down.

Unfortunately, I’ve recently found my one nugget of unabashed “A” material to be, for lack of a better word, neutered.

Where's Wheelie?The crux of today’s little news brief was supposed to be that next Saturday’s mc chris gig at Seattle’s Chop Suey was to feature hometown heroes Optimus Rhyme as the opener. Moreover, said show was also going to double as the CD release party for He Dies in Rocket School, the remix album of their instant nerdcore classic School the Indie Rockers. But, alas, this no longer looks to be the case.

A quick glance at Chop Suey’s calendar reveals that on the 30th mc will share the gig with mere “Special Guests,” and that makes me a very sad panda. True, with me being a literal nation away from the show, I shouldn’t have much of a vested interest in the lineup, but, at the same time, the very idea of that rare amalgamation of mc’s frenetic tenor and Wheelie’s bassy brogue couldn’t help but thrill me.

So, essentially, I guess today’s news is that there is no news. Or, at least, that the news that was is no longer... If you get my meaning.

Sure, mc chris is back on tour, and that is undeniably awesome. And, of course, Optimus Rhyme will surely rock Seattle to its molten core with the release of their new album; that too is fuckin’ phenomenal. But, sadly, these two events – which together would have surely coalesced to form a perfect storm of nerdcore goodness – are now entirely disparate.

Oh, Discordia!


Matt S said...

Z, we've talked before about priorities. First site, then family, then work. Get it straight!

I'll let it slide this time, but in the future clear all these things with me first.

Seriously, have fun at the beach. Don't get eaten by a shark and remember that nerds don't do well when faced with a lot of sun.

Z. said...

I know, Matt, and thanks for letting me slide by on this one. ;)

Trust me, I’ll be sure y’all have plenty to read/listen to while I’m gone!

Doc Pop said...

Chris will still be rocking a show with at Passout Records (in Brooklyn) this saturday afternoon though.

Doc Pop said...

Oh, and MC Router will be doing a free show this sunday in Forth Worth at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Award Showcase in The Embargo.
She'll be on right at 6pm prompt.

Z. said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Doc! I dropped in a plug for Router's gig earlier, and I'll be sure to pimp the chris/Front show tomorrow.

ChurchHatesTucker said...

Incidently, I really want a "Where's Wheelie?" book.