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2006-07-22 18:12:29

By Antony Bruno and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's 9 p.m. at The Gig in Hollywood and a crowd of L.A. hipsters is trickling in to catch the evening's act. The bar itself is just one of several live music venues scattered throughout the city that caters to emerging artists hungry for a stage -- however small -- to hone their skills and attract a following. Attendance tonight is sparse, maybe 30 patrons hang on the bar or linger on the beer-stained dancefloor....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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