aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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red elvises @ slim's
Posted by dav at 2003 May 25 06:37 PM
File under: Music

Last night I went to the Red Elvises show at Slim's. They put on a great show. These guys are fun, down-to-earth and talented russian surf guitar musicians ("Kick-ass Rock'n'Roll from Siberia") most famous because they provided the music for the excellent indie film Six String Samurai (I'm told, haven't actually seen it myself).

A number of my friends were there also: Sean, Lani, Jason and Ahn Chi (on left in pic) and I even saw Sarah from my tuesday night dive-bar group. Click the photo above to see more of Sean's pictures from the show.

I'd definitely catch them live again, they were thoroughly entertaining and got the audience dancing consistently. Sean says it was the best show he'd seen in San Francisco, but it wasn't quite that far up there for me (that level of adulation goes to Kinky @ Justice League and several acts at Sleazefest West (especially The Roofies)).


I didn't say it was the best show I've seen in San Francisco. I -did- say "this was the best live music and the funniest show I've seen in a long time, maybe in years," is that what you meant?

Now that you mention it, it was one of the best. Not sure what the best was though... The first Incredibly Strange Wrestling show I went to, at the Transmission Theater, was up there too. I forgot who the band was but they were good and the crowd was a lot of fun.

Hey I think you meant to put Jason's name in your post, no? It looks like you're saying Lani's in the photo you link to. (she's not)

Posted by: Sean on May 25, 2003 07:03 PM

Well when your drunk Irish-American ass was slurring comments to me in the soviet surf-roletariat din it sounded like you said "best show I'd seen in San Francisco."

Was missing a closing > in an anchor tag for Jason and Ahn Chi, thanks for the head's up.

Posted by: Dav on May 25, 2003 08:46 PM

So are you going to correct your inaccurate attribution or is hell going to freeze over?

Posted by: sean on May 26, 2003 11:40 AM

What are you yapping about?

Posted by: Dav Coleman on May 26, 2003 11:44 AM

I was trying to gently point out your libelous ways, but some folks can't take a hint.

I suppose I'll have to sick Lawrence Lessig on your arse.

Posted by: sean on May 26, 2003 06:12 PM

Huh? Have you been dipping into my liquid meth jug again?

Posted by: Dav on May 26, 2003 07:12 PM

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