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May 31, 2007

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Had a special treat at the Alibi
Room tonight as Pops Millis
celebrated his 78th birthday
by spinning his collection
of 78s
on wind-up Victrolas
brought in to create an old
timey parlor diorama. We had
a little unplanned excitement
when the 78 candles on his $5
convenience store frozen cake
united in a bright conflagration
whose black plume threatened
to set off fire alarms until we
leaned in close with hot faces
aglow to blow out the flame....
Then drank Old Fashioneds
to steady our nerves as the
records wound down again.