Monday, February 21, 2005

switching stations for a moment

We just got back from The Sadies/Neko Case show. Fucking rocked, of course. But here's my query. For those of you kids in the know (Richard, Ted?) how does one choose the optimal set of ear plugs, which block out just enough decibels to protect your hearing but not enough to damage your experience. (The ability to block out really drunk annoying guy and his drunk bimbette botox queen who just wandered up the street from the radio folk hour show with Webb Wilder would be a plus, but not necessarily a dealbreaker as there's something kind of ambient about comments like "'This Little Light of Mine' was pretty damn cool, huh?" or "Depressin'? You mean like Amy Mann?" I'd tell you about the botox broad's broken wrist, but it's late and what I'm really interested in are...) Ear plugs.

Advice, warnings, pointers, cost estimates. Por favor?

Also, The Sadies won my heart with their version of "Pretty Polly," a song I've never actually heard a version of that I didn't immediately fall in love with.


Blogger Richard said...

Earplugs: what you probably want are Sonic-II earplugs. You'll still hear all the high notes, they'll just be tolerably quieter. Way better than those yellow foam cylinders you get for a buck at the bar.

Webb Wilder! He's still around? I saw a really funny short film featuring him about twenty years ago. He was a private redneck detective investigating UFO sightings.

11:47 PM  
Blogger gwenda said...

Thank you, sir!

Yeah, Christopher got all nostalgia over WW too. Apparently, he lives.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey gwenda,
I'm a big fan of theseThey work well, actually fit in your ears, and have the added benefit of being ridiculously cheap. Probably because they're marketed to home improvement cheapskates and not music geeks (like us).

melissa (just lurking)

7:37 PM  
Blogger gwenda said...

Hey Melissa --

That page goes to some random home depot page but searching for ear plugs turned up a couple of different things. Are you talking about the 2.49 AO earplugs?

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, those are the ones. although The Blond has been known to wear the giant earphone-looking things.

7:19 PM  

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