20.8.08

Thank you and goodnight

I guess I'll post this now, while I am thinking about it. Bowlie is shutting down in a few days. It's kind of a bummer, but life moves on. It's weird, I signed up in August of 2001 because I was looking for tix to the sold out Belle & Sebastian gigs at the Warfield. And I've been hanging around there for seven years. SEVEN YEARS! And that's probably nothing to some people.

Anyways, it's been a nice run. Without getting too in-depth, I've made friends with a lotta cool peeps, peeps I probably have no business even knowing. I even went to Seattle to witness the marriage of two forum members. How cool is that?

The pic above is from the Ace Hotel, where we stayed at in Seattle. One of my favorite pix, I think we were all a bit drunk and someone brilliantly came up with the idea of creating our own Polyphonic Spree album cover, sorta like this...

I thought about posting a Belle & Sebastian song, as Bowlie rose from the ashes of the Belle & Sebastian Jeepster forum. I'm not feelin' that, tho, so those guys are out. This one dude posted a "Thank You and Goodbye" thread, and it keeps reminding me of this song,
Thank You and Goodnight, by The Angels. You can find it on the super cool girl groups comp, Growin' Up Too Fast.

If you are interested in a solid girl groups collection, I highly recommend
Growin' Up Too Fast or the seriously awesome (four disc set) One Kiss Can Lead To Another. Seriously, there's not a bad track between either set, unless you talk to Sharon, who hates Marsha Gee's Peanut Duck.

So anyways, to paraphrase The Angels; Thank you, Bowlie, and goodnight.

The Angels > Thank You and Goodnight

6 comments:

Joe said...

Nice song, thanks for that. Feels a bit sad to see bowlie going dark, but it had to happen sometime. In my relatively brief time there I mets tons of cool peeps, friendships which shall continue into the offline world... Any plans to visit LA soon? I'm toying with Labor Day weekend plans in SF...

robot hero said...

No plans at the moment, but I could probably be talked into something. Rick mentioned he might be out there soon, I might be able to take a drive down the 5.

jedipan said...

the final night i was in london, i saw that box set you mentioned in andy and annie's place and i remember remarking to andy that it's one of those box sets that i've seen in every bowlie home.. one of those things we all discovered together on the forum.. so, that song, my friend, is quite fitting indeed.. x

jennifer said...

Bless. What a lovely post!! And I'll never forget taking that picture. We've got it in a frame here too. :-)

shazrazzamatazz said...

I dunno if Thom mentioned, but we're thinking of a trip your way around Easter time. I have to work things out holiday-wise but we'll see. :)

Quack, Quack.

xx

robot hero said...

quack, let me know, quack