music: rolling stones, pernice brothers and the lilys
last thursday i went to que sera in long beach to watch my friends band called "silvercities", sorta alt country with a bit of an edge. they are really good but the sound guy sucks there!!
friday i went to see jon brion with cari and her friend robert from canada (it was his first jon brion at the largo experience). It was a good night! jon did his usual long intro leaving you wondering "what is this going to be"? the songs: ruin my day, then he did this sad rant about the plane that had just crashed earlier in the day right around the corner of the largo, then he did my favorite song "happy with you", piano/ slow-jazz intro to someone elses problem now, wouldn't have it any other way, same mistake, citgo sign on 12 string :), also on 12 string love of my life-so far, girl i knew would make fun of you....ending in a bunch of noise and distortion (amazing!), he had this electric long kazoo gadget and did an outro of baby your a different girl (oh that is the same song as girl i knew...d'oh), tempted by squeeze, dear prudence outro on piano, before you broke my heart. 2nd set fiona and ricki lee jones came on stage and did a bunch of old standards including bye bye black bird (ricki alone), after you've gone, don't feel the reaper, ricki on piano jon on guitar doing walk away renee, hang on to my rainbow, my funny valentine, all the way. liam finn opened the show, which was a surprise!
which brings me up to saturday.... the DATSUNS at the glasshouse. fun! they rock!! my friend mike took his 12 year old daughter to the show, her first concert! cool!! cari and maria did an interview with one of the guys which didn't go to well in cari's opinion. i had a heck of a time getting my camera into the show, luckly i knew the tour manager "jackie" and she told all the fucking stupid security guys that i can take all the photos i wanted!! so i did. it was the singers birthday, candy was flying everywhere from the breaking of the pinata! . good times.
sunday.... i was feeling sick, like a sore throat thingy (ouch!) so i stayed in bed all day. cari had already got our tickets for the lilys sunday night so....i felt obligated to go, sooo glad that i went. the lilys were great! sorta shoegazer type, gotta love those guitars! ran into charles the bass player from silvercities and his buddy dave from riverside. cari and i went upstaris to get a drink only because she thought she saw jason falkner.....(nope, wasn't him) better yet on our way out we ran into Giovanni Ribisi and Adam Goldberg!( yay!) Giovanni opened the door for me seeing that i had a drink in one hand and my camera in the other. if he only knew how cool and amazing i think he is!! he is one of my favorite actors and i only said "thanks" as he opened the door for me! He looked exactly as he did in "gone in 60 seconds". well, that was my weekend. back to work! *suze*