LINER NOTE #12

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LINER NOTE #12

Okay, daron has decided to keep his trap shut this month, poor thing. He's pretty stressed out right now. So I'll do the Liner Note this month. Thank you for reading!

Thank you for all the awesome comments! 

Here's a link you might all enjoy. A dedicated follower of DGC made a YouTube playlist of all the chapter titles in the ebook (chapter 1-39)! So you can fire this puppy up and read at the same time! http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=856801D0BF172D58

I've now mentioned several restaurants in Chinatown. The Imperial Tea House where Daron and Digger discuss taxes changed a few years later to be Imperial Seafood, and is now Imperial Hot Pot Buffet. I haven't been there in over 10 years and I'm not sure I would recommend it now. Chau Chow, the place they eat with Jordan Travers, the place with the amazing beef brisket chow fun where you could never get a glass of water, is long gone.

It was the cheapest of the three Chau Chow restaurants, which also included the Grand Chau Chow across the street (same menu, but slightly higher prices and they took credit cards there), and Chau Chow City, the 3000-seat capacity dim sum palace they built in the early 90s. The old, cheap Chau Chow was the best, though, and they closed when the landlord didn't renew their lease. The place that opened in their spot, Yan's Best Place, didn't survive because no one went there. The place is now Gourmet Dumpling House and is actually really good and packed most nights; I assume people didn't hold a grudge against it the way they did the place that displaced a neighborhood favorite.

Amusingly enough, just a few weeks ago corwin and I went into a place we hadn't been before, The New Golden Gate, and discovered a whole bevy of our old favorite waiters all work there. Looking at the menu, it looks like maybe the old Chau Chow cook(s) might be there, too, so after more than a decade of wandering, maybe we have a new regular place again.

So the Moondog Three tour starts in Cleveland, which may seem like an odd place to start. If the story had been taking place in 1995 or later, I would probably have set a chapter in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it's not yet 1990 when this tour happens, so the museum isn't even there yet.

Honestly, I'm not sure why I picked Cleveland. There was a rationale at the time, I just don't remember what it is.

It's possible I may have also been thinking of Sexploitation's cross-country tour, which took them not through Cleveland, but through Cincinnati. If I thought I could get away with it, I would have put Moondog Three in a show at Sudsy Malone's, a kind of infamous punk club that was also a laundromat. No, I'm not kidding, and getting free laundry was one of the perks of playing there. This is important when a band is on the road. (see video)

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