Music: Soundgarden "badmotorfinger"
I went to see Ash on Easter. They were really good - totally rockin' , guitar driven sound and the singer is not such an eye sore at all. The thing is... It's the type of music that is forgetful. I was enjoying it while it was going on but couldn't actually tell you about it in full detail after it was over. Some of their songs reminded me of Helmet (yep, that heavy).
I think I do this with most bands anyway....... man, I wish I smoked pot because then at least I would have an excuse.
The Bravery sucked. 'nuff said. ok, i'll say more..... ah.. no I won't cuz that would be mean.
alright, well - one song sounded like that song "you spin me right round baby right round" and I told Monica that as she was standing next to me also rolling her eyes at the band, and we both started laughing. It was just ridiculous to see all these 16 year old girls screaming as if Justin Timberlake was on stage or for us older folks THE BEATLES!! It was sad. I felt like taking all the kids to "rock school" or something.
This week I've been staying home and watching DVD's and I saw this really interesting yet very sad DVD called Christiane F. It's a true story about a kid turning into a junky at age 12 in Berlin back in the 70's. Real life stories always seem to interest me more so then made up ones. I was curious so I looked her up on the net and found a few links about her life now. She is about 40 now and has a 9 year old son and she is clean. It's a good movie but yet pretty disturbing.
Tonight at the Silverlake Lounge; there is going ot be a good show going on with The High Speed Scene - for their record release party and The Vacation are opening for them at about 9:30pm.
Friday and Saturday Motorhead is playing! (f)The Witern then (s)Anaheim HOB.
Music: Big Star
I get to LA at 5pm to meet my friend for some dinner at mexico city before the Dylan gig. he went to see Jon Brion. I was early enough to see the opener amos lee, he had a full band. i liked him mainly because i was in the mood to listen to mellow singer songwriter music. Merle Haggard was up next. to tell you the truth, i don't have any of his music but i'm a little familiar with a few of them. i was really impressed with him live. he is so personable and having fun with the audience. i think if it wasn't for Merle then i would have wished i'd never gone in the first place. i was sitting alone, no one was sitting on the other side of me up until this jackass comes over and asks if i'm alone and just sits down and starts talking to me about his airconditioning at his current job and how he is so sick right now (ok, thanks - go away now) and how he is going to start a million dollar company on his own... blah blah blah. Why do guys think that they can do this? I mean it's ok if you make eye contact and there is a smile first but i was looking around and didn't give him any inclination that i was interested in anything he was saying what so ever! I need to learn to just say "please go away, i'm not interested in talking to you at all" but since i was alone, i was afraid he might follow me out of the concert and kill me or something. you never know. oh and get this..... another guy comes up and says that is his seat and this guy says that we are having a nice conversation and can he sit it the one next to him. the guy sat down on the other side of him. damn!
Then Dylan comes on...... the guy gets a bong or whatever out from his jacket and he coughed it all over me! it's like what the fuck buddy! i'm nice enough (i know too nice) to sit and listen to this guy and he repays me with this! oh wait there is more... he leans into me during the concert (no one bothers me when i'm watching a band, right!!!) so at this point i was super pissed,
He asks: "Do you smoke out"
He says: "I had a feeling"
what the fuck? i really should take that as a compliment, because this guy was a complete idiot loser-jock -baseball cap wearing fat motherfucker!
He says: "Do you have kids"
I just shot him this look of disgust. remember.... Dylan is still on stage .....
Me: "no!, what the fuck!"
He then stops bothering me but still stays in the seat.
It's like what does having kids or not having kids have to do with smoking pot? or talking to a loser for that matter?
The guy finally leaves for a long while but later comes back during the encore to get his jacket.
I'm sure his story would be different if you ask him how the Dylan concert was!!
"oh this chick wouldn't even talk to me, she was a bitch and probably a lesbian"
Dylan was just alright. I couldn't understand him most of the time. I think everyone was feeling this way because no one really knew what the song was until you heard the name of the song sung and thats when they clapped. you couldn't make out the song with just the meoldy even. it was that bad!
I thought he sounded like scooby doo for the most part. I really wanted to hear him do "it's all over now baby blue" but nope! he never sings that live.
Here is the set list.
Cat's In The Well
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Things Have Changed
Down Along The Cove
Make You Feel My Love (loved this )
Highway 61 Revisited
Standing In The Doorway (loved this)
Honest With Me
Every Grain Of Sand
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (this was awful!) love the song... but....
All Along The Watchtower
After the show I saw my friend Dave and his date so I went over and we all walked out together. We saw this couple running the oposite way and the womans head was down as they were running. turns out she couldn't make it to the restroom and was ready to hurl! LOL
I turned to see where they were going and at that instant red liquid started coming out of her mouth on to the floor just a few feet away from the trach can. LOL GOOD TIMES!! INDEED!!
It wasn't midnight yet so I drove over to the largo for Jon Brion's second set. I couldn't believe my eyes. The line was down the block... still ... after midnight. I guess Jon is getting way more popular after the I heart huckabees movie/soundtrack. The sign on the door read "sold out show - 2nd set at midnight" I walk right in. He was still on stage and it was way crowded.
I find my friends after the first set was over. I see Grant lee walking around. (yay!) and the cute guy from Nickle Creek, chris. Grant got up with Jon and they did a few Dylan songs and bowie. It's always a good time when they get on stage together. Jon also did my favorite song ever called "under the radar". I guess that's what it's called. It just rocks. anyway.... I had a better time seeing Jon Brion then I did seeing Dylan.
Did i mention that Merle still rocks though?!
Outside of the largo there is this bar called The Dime, I run into this guy I used to work with about 8 years ago at Interscope/Geffen Records. Small World.
happy easter and all that. have a nice weekend. ~S~
Music: Wilco - summerteeth "... sleepy kisser" "... the ashtray says you were up all night"
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed "....I’m a fleabit peanut monkey" "....."there will always be a space in my parking lot"
those are my favorite lines of those songs.
i'm extremely excited about tonight, you can't even imagine. almost as excited as when the Hellacopters were in town!
if anyone want's to meet for a drink in LA before the show, you got my number ".... now go and use it"
"...... i promise we're just friends" - I LOVE WILCO!!
Music - Dylan
I'm getting really excited about seeing Dylan on Friday night! It's like the only thing I'm looking forward to on this weekend!
I've been really busy at work lately so I haven't had time to write all the time as before. I'm becoming 'one of them'; dressing all corporate, staying late at work, not taking brakes and not playing on the computer. I ...... must..... resist!!!
The last gig I went to was Graham Coxon and The Vacation (oh and the 22-20's) at The Troubadour on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun! The Vacation put on a great show as per usual. I don't really know what else I can say about my favorite local band that I haven't already said before.
They had some sound problems at the start of their set but got it straightened out right away... I guess the sound guy was being a dick to them at first. Not a whole lot of people showed up that early to the Troubadour - they missed out is all I can say!
I'm thinking that it would have been better to have put the 22-20's on first then I could have showed up LATER, because they were so boring. At least The Vacation had some energy and showed us a good time! Those Vacation guys are so nice to. Steve even let me have his last beer and some M & M's mmmmm... though I gave the rest of it to Dutch (bass player) when he came by and noticed that all the beer was gone. (nice huh?)
Graham Coxon came on and completely rocked! It was even better then the record or what I expected! A little alcohol in me helped a bit to =) He played most, if not all the the new record and a few from his older solo records, which I don't have.
Look's like I need to do an Amoeba run soon. hey, I wonder if 'amoeba boy' still works there? man, I haven't thought about him in a long time. So after such a wonderful Saturday night with a couple of amazing bands, my friends and I headed to Swingers for some food. It was very packed for and after midnight food run on a Saturday night. A very good place to people watch. such an awesome jukebox to!
for updates on future rock gigs - click on the side link (rock schedule) and to see some updated photos - click on the side link (suzephoto copyright!) *Thanks*
I've had this song in my head ever since Saturday night.
While I was at the largo, Flanny played part of The Office soundtrack.
You just can't go wrong starting off a tv show with the song Handbags & Gladrags, written in the 1960s by Mike D’Abo. Here is a little bit of history to that song.
THE OFFICE -'Blind Date'
THE OFFICE - 'Insults
THE OFFICE -'Keith's Guarantee
THE OFFICE - 'Dating Service
Pretty girl on the hood of a Cadilac, yeah....
She’s broken down on freeway nine.
I take a look and her engine’s started,
I leave her purring and I roll on by....bye bye
Free love on the free love freeway,
The love is free and the freeway’s long...
I got some hot love on the hot-love freeway
I ain’t going home cos’ my baby’s gone
A little while later, see a senorita,
She’s caught a flat trying to make it home,
She says “Por favor, can you pump me up?”
I say “Muchos gracias, adios. Bye Bye.”
Free love on the freelove freeway,
The love is free and the freeway’s long
I got some hot love on the hotlove highway,
Ain't going home ‘cause my baby's gone.
Little while later I see a cowboy crying,
“Hey buddy, what can I do?”
He says “I lived a good life, had about a thousand women.”
I said “Why the tears?”, he says “‘cause none of them was you.”
Free love on the free love freeway,
where the love is free and the freeway is long...
I got some hot love on the hot-love freeway
I ain’t going home cos’ my baby’s gone
after seeing Jason Falkner at Spaceland, the only other gig that I went to was Jon Brion and Chris Thile (from Nickle Creek) at largo this past Saturday, one of the highlights of the evening for me was when Jon and Chris did "as fast as you can" by Fiona Apple. You can tell they had a lot of fun on stage together and Chris sang a Radiohead song while Jon was on Piano.
I even missed Slint and they never play here or anywhere anymore. I just wasn't in the mood to see that type of music live this past weekend. I guess you can say I've been laying low. Just watching movies a lot lately via Netflix because there really isn't much out that I'm interesting in spending $10 bucks to go see these days. Other then Robots, maybe.
I saw the triplets of bellville which I thought was made really well and the music was excellent, It just sorta left me with the 'it was alright' type of feeling. I was expecting too much. I also watched the second disc to Dead like me, which I am loving so far. It's such a cool series of stories about the undead still living among the living. Watching it gives me that same feeling as watching quantum leap as a kid... that show was actually exciting to me at one time. The last one I watched was The kid stays in the picture- this was excellent! I had no idea about this story before. I always thought Evan was just a clothes designer! I highly recommend it to anyone who is into a good documentary about real life people.
I also watched a few of my own dvd's recently Say Anything which is always a classic and still holds up, and The Rose - I love rock 'n roll stories and the music is great!
Music: Jason Falkner "the 4-track years"
Last night I went to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre and to my surprise Johnny's new band called The Clean Profits were playing (drummer - Johnny from The Superbees). They were good and all.... sometimes sounding like Blondie other times sounding like Franz Ferdinand. I don't even remember the second band, I must have dosed off.
It was getting late and I was super tired and finally BJM came on. I was pretty much over it before the started; I fell out of the mood. They were pretty boring live, I've got to say. I have a lot of their CD's and I really DIG them but live..... Just doesn't do it for me. I'd much rather see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Dead Meadow for that matter. I will admit that Anton is an amazing DJ though; he was spinning before the show.
During the downtime - waiting for bands to come on, this guy kept running into me - Literally! The first two times were funny and didn't hurt but the 3rd time was like "DUDE! It's not even 11pm and you are so wasted, what is your problem!!" I was sitting where I usually sit in the back leaning against the soundboard.
People kept tripping over the step (duh!) I was back far enough to where they didn't run into me they just stumbled around me.
It was funny to watch people as they are just coming out of the bathroom with there fresh "I’ve just looked in the mirror and I look hot" attitude then to see them stumble over the step as they are looking up instead of down.
After the one guy stumbled into me for the third time and hurting my leg pretty bad, I stood up. Then this girl stumbled over the step and her hand just reached out and grabbed onto whatever was there - which happened to be the front of my shirt! I grabbed her arm and so did the guy and we held her up and she let go of me. Then someone started smoking near me and I was gasping for air, it sucked.
Kids now days don't respect anyone around them, what is up with that? Little fuckers!