will black jake and drew barrymore come to blows

If any of you are going out to see Drew Barrymore and her crew try to film outside the Elbow Room tonight, please apologize for the ungodly banjo racket coming from Black Jake and the Carnies, who are going to be performing just a block away, on the Crossroads music stage. On the off chance that our new Hollywood friends may complain about the noise, you’d better have some Haab’s fried chicken coupons with you. Just hand them a fistful and tell them to chill out for a couple of hours over a basket of crispy Ypsilanti hospitality. And, be sure to tell them that, if they get there by 7:00, drinks are just $2 in the bar… And that’s not just for Hollywood types. Haab’s has the best happy hour in town – even for us ugly locals… And, with that, here’s the coupon again. You only have two weeks left to use it, so you’d better hurry.

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  1. Black Jake
    Posted September 12, 2008 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Huh. The fortune cookie said I’d hit Linda Blaire in the head with a banjo tonight. I knew something about that didn’t sound right.

  2. Posted September 12, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Yee-hoo…maybe I’ll sneak out tonight…

  3. applejack
    Posted September 12, 2008 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    i just got back from eating chicken baskets,seeing black jake, and stalking celebs in ypsi. it was great but there weren’t no celebs. black jake and the carnies were much better than i could have expected. are they local?
    also there was a fancy new furniture gallery opening called izbo or something like that. looks nice i guess.

  4. mark
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Yup. I think one might live in Detroit. But, other than that, I think they all live around Prospect Park.

    I hadn’t heard about the fancy new furniture gallery. I’ll have to stop by and look in the window after checking out the Obama office.

    So, Jake, how did it go? Did Drew try to charm you into pulling the plug? Was she met with a banjo to the head? I wanted to get out last night, but ended up watching “Singin’ in the Rain” with Clementine. I hope it went well.

  5. Black Jake
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    It did go well, thanks. Typical string-breakage woes, but no violence. We played in Club Divine due to rain fears. No sign of Barrymore or blocked off areas until we wandered over to the Elbow Room after our show. The parking lot by the Elbow Room was blocked off by coppers and there were porta potties set up in it — movie rubbings and scat for astute star hunters. That’s all I can report on Ms. Barrymore, as my interest was quickly recaptured by a cheap cigar, a cool rum & diet coke, and a sense of deep self-satisfaction.

  6. Brit
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I had to drop off some paperwork at Eastern for my wife, so I printed out your Haab’s coupon. I forgot how good freshly made fried chicken can be compared to the chains. I had ‘em box the dark meat and pilaf and finished it for dinner, too.

    Every candidate says they’ll reduce your food bill, but only Mark Maynard actually gives you a coupon you can use to get a chicken dinner half off. You can quote me on that, I guess.

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