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diedrich dumpster - Photo Hosted at Buzznet

Those were careless days, and the road stretched on and on
Now it's a wonder and a shame that those careless days are gone

-- Peter Case, "Horse & Crow"
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They open Dec 15.
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Bob gave me the manager's card. Looking him up, it seems he's has run Sapori and Mamma Gina's, or been involved in their management. So at least he knows how to restaurant. We'll see.

Also: "Athos Fiori" is a great name!

Buon Giorno, we await you.
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Big banner on the old 17th St. Diedrich:


Good morning indeed! They don't know what they're in for.

simulcast to [ profile] diedrich
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I don't see a "for lease" sign on it any more. Wonder what's going in there?

[Poll #1003502]
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Jeremy and Vicka

Les Yawn
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I'd love to see people, do things, get out of the house, etc. And I may! But if anyone wants to hang out, you're driving. My two modes right now are It Hurts To Drive and I Am High On Drugs, and I don't relish either.

I can walk just fine, though. Maybe I'll walk down to 17th. Must take the right route, because "Aqua Man" lives around the corner from me now. In the same trailer park as Pirate Phil. Whoof.

Lost in a one story town
Where everything's close to the ground
Yeah the same shit goes down
Nothing comes around
It's a one, story. town.
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I talked to Bob on the phone today. He's moving back here. The cultural challenges of the South were too much for him. He's currently trying to get his crap into a trailer and get out and back to Paradise.

The quote of the conversation occurred while he was explaining that he only got along with the black folk in North Carolina because the white people were so horrible. Once in a while they'd let slip something about "white guys" and then rush to reassure him that they thought he was an okay guy. As he said, "I guess I'm just as black as Bill Clinton."

So, we'll see him when he manages to get loose.

[ profile] joyfulagitator I think he either lost or screwed up your phone number somehow.
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Got a call from Trout. He's going to be here visiting soon, probably, because a mutual friend is ill. Bad news but it will be good to see him.

I wish to entirely blame the visiting [ profile] eyeteeth for the fact that John Parr's horrible "St. Elmo's Fire/Man in Motion" is stuck in my head. Won't you just strap a mullet on me and shoot me.

lasagnese always wins
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The Bob Stamp is still available at It's a collector's favorite and something the whole D's gang can enjoy. And our schools win, too!

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The old coffee house finally shut down and we had a proper wake. Some people showed up the afternoon of the day before, and a lot more showed up last night when the doors finally closed. I didn't get shots of everyone, but there are photos here of people I never got on camera before.

Goodbye, patio! This is the place where I made my best mistakes.

The Wake Group Shot

Goodbye Sign (closeup)

More photos in this set on flickr:


Nov. 27th, 2006 04:11 pm
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The unique and also unique vocal stylings of everyone's favorite patio barfly, as captured by an unnamed barista. He's outsider everything, but particularly outsider music. As the place finally slides beneath the waves, let's all celebrate what made it so great: completely batshit insane people!

cut for inline video from youtube )

Those who can't see youtube may wish to download the .avi from my website. Please use right-click and save, since streaming ain't gonna be cool here. The video is 16M, squished down from the original 24M.
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(simulcast to [ profile] diedrich )

Monday is the last day of the old 17th Street Diedrich. It would be great if people showed up to drive old Dixie down, or something. Perhaps in the evening until they shut it for good?

Apparently some "regulars" including Michael-guy-with-glasses are showing up on Sunday at 3. I dunno if those are going to be people I/we/you like, but I will probably stop by in case.

But I really think it would be cool if as many of us as possible buried the old ship next Monday evening.
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Remember the nice guy who sat there reading a lot, was a chef?

He's the only one in Greer's interview series who isn't annoying. Then again Greer's site is annoying, but I subscribe anyway because I've known her since 1982 and she's nice.
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If his website does not lie, then Stuart Pearson/[ profile] changeng is going to be at Diedrich 17th Street (old) tomorrow night.

Hope to see some of you there.
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It takes a lot to get me on that patio now, but seeing a friend through a decade birthday makes the cut. He sure as hell doesn't look his age.

good to see you other people too )
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Dan Loves Garfield
Dan Loves Garfield
It's true, he really does. So he got some Garfield.

Gallery of Faces
The Reaction Shot Gallery
Dan has been producing this set of faces for over a decade. Particularly Jeremy's.


A couple other photos are in this Flickr set.
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I managed to depress my psychiatrist today by telling him Starbucks bought out Diedrich.


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