Pink House. 130 North Street. Back In The Day.

Fellow residents from the 1991-94 years were Clint Curtis, Shyam Patel, Raj Krishnasami, Lydia Craft, Jess Deltac, Kyle York Spencer, Caroline Rivers Hall, Mel Lanham, Michelle Sinnott, Jay Murray, N'Gai Wright, Scott Bullock (who crashed on the couch for a year before finally moving in), Bryan Ellerson, Karen Hurka, Sally Stryker, Ryan Mathias, Charlie Speight, Chris Palmatier, Trent McDevitt, and Steve William.



Besides holdovers and returnees Jay, Scott, Mel (& Laverne!), Chris, and N'Gai, residents during 1995-97 included Allen Sellars (who, like Jay, lived at both the Pink House and 401 Pritchard), Ian Williams, Zak Bisacky, James Dasher, Linden Elstran, Jiffer Bourguignon, Grant Tennille (who first made the scene as a fixture in N'Gai's room circa summer '93), Zia Zareem, Ben Folds, Tom Holden, and Chris "Chip" Chapman.

- Erik Ose

Saturday, November 9, 1996

Fuck Jesse Helms!

Sounds like things in your life are upward bound, which is cool. How'd you get to meet Diana Ross, and why are you speaking in eighty languages a day?

...

All I can say about the outcome of the elections in North Carolina is Fuck Jesse Helms! That bastard managed to locate 1.3 million dumbasses who were willing to vote for him. How does he do it?

Anyhow. At least if Jesse dies within the next six years then Gov. Hunt can appoint Harvey to his seat. After all, he is 75 years old. Actually, I'm even happier about the fact that now I can fundraise against Helms for at least another 6 years. Whether I'll be down here that long is another question.

Oh, and we did manage to beat two backwards-ass Republican Congressmen, former Rep.'s Fred Heineman and David Funderburk, who represented the two districts covering Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and a bunch of surrounding counties.

Overall, we registered more than 10,000 young voters through MOVE, plus distributed 20,000 additional voter registration forms and 50,000 voter guides around the state.

There's a Pink House party tonight, and I think Lem's going to be DJ'ing. You should see his little girl Donya, she is so adorable. She's almost two years old now, I think.

Speaking of mutual friends, I also talked to Derek Shadid the other day, he called me up earlier this week to offer his condolences about the election. I'm definitely going to make a road trip out to Oklahoma City to see him around January or February.

When I went up to DC for the AIDS quilt recently, I stayed with Caroline Philson, who just started this year at Howard Law. It was good to see her, except that she's living in a really fucked up part of town, and there were four gunshots across the street from us while I was there.

- e-mail to Lydia

Pink House fete

ch-scene listserv, 11-9-96

· To: ch-scene@listserv.oit.unc.edu
· Subject: Pink House fete
· From: ecstasy@calzone.oit.unc.edu (Ian Williams)
· Date: 9 Nov 1996 13:14:39 -0500

Truncated version - there is a dance jam/party at the Pink House tonight (Saturday night). Come with minds way open.

-i

--
Ian Williams, from the Pink House on a misty November eve, Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, November 1, 1996

Baby powder in the Cradle's monitor system

ch-scene listserv, 11-1-96

· To: ch-scene@listserv.oit.unc.edu
· Subject: Pine State
· From: Chris Riser
· Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 20:02:35 -0500

Well, if you didn't believe it before, do you believe it now? We are thru. Just in time too. 'Cause the only fucking place we'd be allowed to play anymore would be Local 506, and then probably just once more too.

So, there was the fire thing at the Coffeehouse, started by an overzealous matchthrowing fan, admittedly at the 'tarded instigation of the Gimp. Now there's the problem of baby powder in the Cradle's monitor system, accomplished with no 'tarded Pine State instigation, just someone's really fucking dumb initiative. We don't have to worry about it again, because we're really done now. But Frank does. So, hope whoever it was got their thrill out of it.

Anyway, Pine State T-shirts for sale at the low low clearance price of $5. E-mail me. We've got Chainsaw Honkytonk shirts and Booze Prison Heartache Mama shirts.

Good possibility of a Pine State CD to come in a few months. If we get a good tape of last night's show and/or a good videotape, we might make that available too. If anyone would have any interest in the videotape, let me know.
_____________
Chris Riser
riser@email.unc.edu

Thursday, October 24, 1996

Dave made some housemates "nervous"

You know, it's funny that I just read your e-mail right now, because today I had to go over to the Pink House and track down N'Gai, and some character who's been living there comes up, all pissed off, because (1) he has to move out tomorrow (everybody else banded together and kicked him out, his name is Dave, by the way, he makes some of them "nervous"), and (2) he's currently locked out of the house.

Well, I also had an ulterior motive to get into the house, so I climbed onto the porch and bum rushed through your old window, into N'Gai's current room! Thus I was thinking about you. It's crazy, too, because half the furniture in his room is stuff I've given him, including the blue, orange and red rug I had in my room for the longest time. So I feel even more deja vu'd than I normally would whenever I'm over there.

- e-mail to Lydia

Saturday, September 28, 1996

Supposedly last weekend but this is just a rumor...

ch-scene listserv, 9-28-96

· To: ch-scene@listserv.oit.unc.edu
· Subject: Re: Does anyone seriously use this group? Any Ben Folds fans out there?
· From: venus_in_pisces@vnet.ibm.com (Chris Calloway)
· Date: 28 Sep 1996 00:11:35 GMT

In <52gn79$8ao@newsgate.duke.edu>,
danie016@mc.duke.edu (danie016) writes:

>>I'll say. Seems like a coupla years back every weekend was "Pink House party Friday, Mallette Street house party Saturday" and Dada Veda or Reverb-A-Ray or somebody would be playing in the basement. Or is this still going on and I don't know the right people anymore?<<

pink house supposedly last weekend but this is just a rumor, i dunno. i don't get invited to these things, or even told about 'em until later, so apparently i never knew the right people. sheesh, we know more about house parties going on in blacksburg that we do about 'em here.

Wednesday, September 11, 1996

Could you tape Clint's Stabbing Westward video?

Hey Erik,

How are you? Everything here in New York is just great.

Give Jenny, Jay, and N'gai my love.

Please write soon.

P.S. If you get a chance to could you tape Clint's video for me.

Bye for now.

(e-mail from Lydia)

Thursday, July 11, 1996

Phone tag with Mr. Lumsden

Dear Mr. Lumsden,

Greetings and salutations. I got a call from you a while back, and left at least one message in return. Anyhow, send me e-mail or something.

...

P.S. - You'd never guess who's coming to a rave with me tonight to help register voters - a volunteer by the name of Mr. N'Gai Wright.

- e-mail to Dana

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