TankBoy and the L&G at InnJoy

Tom Shekleton and vato prepare for a night of New New Wave.

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9 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 9:39 pm

    boy, my name is slandered all over the place on this one. where do i start? who is that in that picture again? i didn’t know i was so tall.

    i guess i’ll just ask – what’s new new wave? is that what l & g are? i just call it music.

    i’d love to refute all those claims made about me, but um… it’s all a blur.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 6:56 am

    Just having a little fun Tom- no offense meant, I certainly hope none was taken!

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 9:10 am

    Tom, on the one hand, I agree- music is music. On the other, surveying the crowd at InnJoy, it was obvious to me that the crowd had a distinct ‘look’ which would indicate to me that they represent some kind of scene.

    Both men and women were dressed similarly, and many of the dudes sported what my friend Erin refers to as a “faux hawk” (fo-hawk).

    Plus, the INXS concert video which was being played on a big screen behind the band seemed to indicate that this music was somehow commected to the 80s music of yore.

    all of this added up to my perception that I was witnessing a scene- albeit one that I admit I do not understand.

  4. tankboy (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 11:55 am

    Um, the INXS vid was my fault…we had been playing Blur videos earlier. I tend to just throw stuff that’s visually interesting into the DVD player when I spin so the thing was still running through their set.

    As for the “scene” it would be fair to say that there are a number of like-minded bands who were there that night but I think that those folks dress that way because it’s just their style.

    As you could tell, my personal style is more “gas-station attendant” than “neu New Waver.”

    And is there anything wrong with boys dressing like girls dressing like boys dressing like girls? I think not!

  5. tom (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

    no offense taken, but i felt compelled to respond.

    do i fit this style? if someone asked me, i’d have said i dressed more tankboy’s style of “gas station attendant.” really, i knew many people there and i don’t think they gave their “style” much more thought than tankboy or i did before going out.

  6. tom (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 1:15 pm

    tankboy – “it’s all a blur.” – get it? you were playing blur!

    HA! i kill me!

  7. nikkos (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 1:25 pm

    True, neither you nor Tankboy exemplify the “look” I was referring to, although I would probably be more charitable than describing your style as “gas station attendant” at the risk of offending yet another demographic (the aforementioned attendants).

    I’m sure no one there would like to think of themselves as following a trend, or being part of a scene (who does?), but that was my impression.

  8. tom (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 7:32 pm

    hey! i’m not even a gas station attendant! i aspire to be a gas station attendant!

  9. tom (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 7:33 pm

    who is that in the picture anyway? where is it from?

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