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I’m guessing it’s not Neil Strauss

An observant reader noticed this ad on craigslist:

+1 Hottie Needed For Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — 10/5 @ Troubadour

Reply to: anon-99600818@craigslist.org
Date: 2005-09-23, 7:58PM PDT

I’m on assignment for a national indie music magazine (no, not Pitchfork) to review the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at the Troubadour on 10/5. All of my friends already landed their own tickets, so I thought I could use my +1 to meet someone new.

You: Eastsider, knows the band already, appears semi-regularly on Cobrasnake.com, okay with being ignored while I take notes for the review.

Me: pretty much what you’d expect.

Reply by Oct. 1st. Pics are, of course, a must. No fatties.

* this is in or around Los Angeles
* no — it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

I love that “pretty much what you’d expect” line, because one pretty much expects rock critics to look like Rick Moranis after a bad haircut. Anyway, it’s too bad it’s not ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests, because if it were I’d tell him to take out an ad on mediabistro.com.

By the way, I have a plus-one for the November 1st Evening With Dean Baquet at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Any eastside hotties interested? Pics are, of course, a must. And I’m exactly what you’d expect.

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