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This weekend is the big goodbye to Harvey Danger with the band playing a series of Seattle shows to bid a fond and official farewell to the HD life.
The last show (this Saturday night) has sold out and the recently added early show is nearly there. I thought it fitting that those of us who don't have Saturday night tickets might as well congregate somewhere where Sean Nelson might be if he wasn't taking the stage at the Crocodile: in West Seattle singing along to Dusty Springfield's "Son Of A Preacher Man" at Skylark with the Mangles (it's a free show).
You might recognize the Mangles as the band who played my birthday party last year at Chop Suey (and killed with with originals and covers) and who were part of our Shamrock the Vote show a few years back. It'll be a pub-friendly night (they take the stage at 10p), sure to have us all singing along. My hope is that the night will take a turn towards the Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special ilk of things:
The Mangles have promised a Saturday night set that is 80% Linda Ronstadt, 10% could have been, 10% should have been. They also encourage you to wear your polka-dot dress, corduroy jacket and/or vest. The initial set list of songs they've been working on includes:
Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt (Warren Zevon)
It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt (Buddy Holly)
You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
How Do I Make You - Ronstadt
Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt