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Oct 21, 04 09:59 PM

See You On The Other Side.


I've developed this ritual before I go onstage.

There's invariably someone I see right before the show starts, who says, Good luck, or Are you ready go on? A monitor engineer or guy that works at the club. And I say to them: See you on the other side.

Some think it's funny. The lovely stoner stagehand with Galactic, John, always laughed. To some it seems like a non-sequitur.

I don't really have an explanation of its significance. I only started doing it a couple years ago. I can't even remember where I picked up the phrase.

See you on the other side.

Posted by Mike at October 21, 2004 9:59 PM

My first recollection of the phrase is when Bill Murray uttered it in "Ghostbusters."

That aside, is this a slice-of-life entry, or is something big about to drop from small rock ground central?

Posted by: Brian at October 21, 2004 11:46 PM

there's a song called "so long" by the handsome family that use that as the chorus. i'm singing it now, in my head. :-)

Posted by: jim at October 22, 2004 2:48 AM

I think it's your metal roots showing through:

Ozzy Osbourne
See You On The Other Side

Voices, A Thousand, Thousand Voices
Whispering, The Time Has Passed For Choices
Golden Days Are Passing Over, Yeah

I Can't Seen To See You Baby
Although My Eyes Are Open Wide
But I Know I'll See You Once More

When I See You, I'll See You On The Other Side
Yes, I'll See You, I'll See You On The Other Side ..........

Posted by: Paul at October 22, 2004 7:49 AM

Didn't Nasa tell the guys onboard Apollo 13 say that when they went behing the dark side of the moon?

Posted by: apoxuponme at October 22, 2004 9:34 AM

i said that to a burrito the other day.

Posted by: Gnu at October 22, 2004 10:28 AM

i sometimes say, "catch you on the flip side." nobody gets it.

Posted by: jenni at October 22, 2004 6:24 PM

20 something and 5th? upper 20s i think...

Posted by: Nicole at October 23, 2004 12:51 PM

it's the name of a (great) mercury rev album.

Posted by: math at October 23, 2004 4:07 PM

actually on second thought, i think its more like 18th street and 5th...maybe 17?

Posted by: Nicole at October 23, 2004 5:59 PM

On Red Ryder's Lunatic Fringe, about 24 sec in, you can hear a faint voice say "See you on the other side". I always found that amusing

Posted by: greg at October 29, 2004 7:43 PM