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Garage Band

The Writers Garage, a gathering of — you guessed it, writers promises to be “cool.”

That’s what they said. They promise to be cool. We promise to reserve judgement.

Oh, screw that.

They meet in Long Beach. If they were cool, would they be gathering in Long Beach? Also, we’d love to link you to their site, but it’s a MySpace site and it seems to be broken or something. (Here’s the link, anyway, in case they get it to work).

The every-Wednesday night gigs begin on Aug. 2, featuring writers like author and journalist Mark Ebner along with musicians like Mike Martt (formerly of Thelonious Monster) to read their work and play their songs. That sounds pretty cool. They could have just said that, and that would make us think, “Hey, that sounds pretty cool.”

But no. They had to advertise it this way:

“We are every Wednesday starting in August. If you are a pissed off liberal, a disenfranchised conservative, conspiracy theorist, writer, thinker, rock music fan, reader, free speech advocate, folk singer, protester, here we are. Weekly we will try to bring together writers of novels, music, magazine, radio, talk and rock to shed light on the dark area’s of american life. You are invited to join us for dinner and drinks starting at 7pm every Wednesday @ Dipiazzas Lava Lounge, 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway ,Long Beach, CA 90804 – 562-498-2461 Cost $5.”

Now it sounds like a high school literary magazine meeting. We hated the literary magazine. But go anyway. And let us know if it’s, you know, cool.

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