The Knights of the Auto Order Proudly Present:
The Auto Body Estimate: Vol. II, #24, Feb '96:

I'd like to share the highlights of our December Fine Line gig. The folk troubadour, Larry Long, was as passionate and politically-charged as ever. This night, however, his set had an unexpected Fellini/David Lynch twist. Just as he finished an upbeat, percussive number, a half-dozen Marilyn Monroe look-alikes (in white evening gowns, long gloves and boas), accompanied by Santa Claus, ran into the bar and began doing some reserved, self-conscious dancing in front of him. As the song ended, Larry began a fairly long, heartfelt monologue describing his opposition to violence and concern for the President's decision to send troops into Bosnia - all while Santa and the Marilyns gyrated somewhat nervously in front of him, awaiting a familiar beat. One could have only wished for circus midgets to attain surrealist nirvana.

Now you can contribute to an Auto Body Experience song! Please send me embarrassing/painful/awkward tales from your childhood: I've got an idea how to combine a couple such "un-fond" memories and would love YOUR input. Send them to our e-mail OR mailing address on the flip side of this card. Those of you with plastic pocket protectors might also want to seek out our (under construction) Web Site at

Hey! Thursday, February 8th, we're at The Cabooze (917 Cedar Ave on Mpls' West Bank). Gary Rue (of Rue Nouveau fame) will unveil his new band The Law, featuring former members of The Revelators and The Heymakers. They'll play first, then ABE starts around 10:30, followed by our favorites, Slip Twister (their CD comes with it's own COMIC BOOK!) Call the Cabooze at 338-6425 for details.

I'll conclude with a quote from an occasional Auto Body audience member, Amy Morgan, who says: "I don't like potatoes, and I don't care who knows it."

-Scott Yoho, Grand Pooh-Bah, Knights of the Auto Order

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