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|I wrote this last year and felt compelled to steal it from
myself for this year's review, "Ah, the corndog, the almost forgotten relative of the ever-popular plain ol' hotdog. Take a perfectly good thing, batter it and
deep-fry it. Works for about anything, from chicken to cheese."
Corndogorama organizer Dave Railey was interviewed by the Loafing about the show:
"They're sort of a joke," says Railey. "You can get them at the fair or
at the amusement park and they're universal. I used to call them 'America's
deadliest missiles,' but now we also have vegetarian corndogs, which aren't
quite as deadly."
Creative Loafing, 6/24/04
This year, Corndogorama was expanded to three full days, thanks in part to the city's goddamn 3 AM curfew for nightlife. There just weren't enough hours in the weekend to jam it all into two nights, so this year things spilled over to Sunday.
|We arrived Friday, early for us but already two hours into the festival at 8 PM. The Orphans were on the little side stage doing slightly mechanical/math rock, but without too many melody and tempo changes that give that genre it's coldness. I enjoyed it, "a good omen," I thought.|
|Next up, Legend of the Giant Squid, kind of downer rock, a little on the dull side, a little on the hard side. They couldn't hold my attention, though they had several big fans in the audience.|
|Next up, Holo-krome, a little droney, a little sleepy, kinda ballady stuff with lots of distortion and bongos. Got it? No? Well, ya should'a been there.|
|Dave Railey isn't just the organizer, he's also a performer
in Holo-krome, playing rhythm guitar and keyboard. We'll see him on stage
again later too.
Sometime around then a green laser cranked up, flashing patters around the stage. Unfortunately, it hardly registered on my little digital camera, but it provided a nifty effect live.
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