In their first week, the LC has accumalated 14 "followers" (or, as we prefer to think of them, "disciples"), ranging from the comedienne Paula Poundstone (seriously!) to a random Japanese girl (Konnichiwa, Marie!) to members of local art collective Asteroid Head to former-local DJ Gloria Vanderbilt. The latter two have even been kind enough to drop by the official Chronicles site to offer praise and criticism:
@BARRR of Asteroid Head tweets: "I kind of love the geeked out Larryville Chronicles blog....It's so geeky and bad...but kind of amazing. I have no idea who these dudes are"
Richard: "The 'bad' part stings a little. Otherwise, thanks @BARRR for the numerous shout-outs! See you at Wonder Fair."
Gloria Vanderbilt tweets to @BARRR: "I just wish they [the LC writers] were a bit funnier:( I did enjoy their analysis of my old Style Scout Columns though"
and also, tweeting to the LC:
"I'll keep reading your blog to keep up with Lawrence townie gossip, since I don't live there anymore."
Chip: "I take full responsibility for every boner joke, funny or no. Thanks for reading!"
So, the Twitter verdict so far: still unlaid, still no book or TV deal, but optimistic. As our second week of tweeting begins, we hope to attract the attention of some of our comedy idols (Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn) and discover the true identity of lovely local stripper Miss "Anna Undercover!"
The boys have witnessed Erica Jol.ne playing the saw with two different bands lately: Tyler Gregory and the Bootleg Bandits and Tinhorn Molly (where she seems to be a permanent member). Having long expressed the belief that EVERY band should possess a saw player, the LC salutes her and hopes to see more of her at the Replay this summer (too bad a Rooftop Vigilante was running sound for you last night: awesome as they may well be, we don't think the Vigilantes fully understand instruments that don't go "up to 11").
Below is a picture from Tinhorn Molly's Myspace. Please visit them there and at the Bottleneck on July 1:
Richard: "This endorsement is irony-free. I really do love the saw!"