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stories for boys

April 11, 2005 - 11:58 PM
u2 april 10, 2005 went to see u2 this last weekend. twice.

(the live posts were bust so i didn't update there. when the live posts are bust updating is a hassle.)

but yah,dirty little secret for your heckling enjoyment: in high school i listened to achtung baby every single day. i even watched videos of the zoo tv tour almost every day while i got ready for school and while i posted online to my U2 friends on Prodigy...(which sounds totally lame, but really it's no different than an Yahoo group). i was gaga for that album. i also think it's where they peaked. they were so relevant to the times and the underlying social commentary about the end of the cold war, the beginning of the new technological 21st century. just an amaze of an album. it's also the first album i say when i try to list desert island discs, which, btw, always seems to shock people for whatever reason...

(sidenote: i never actually saw the zoo tv tour even though sonny had tix for me near the front. thanks anyway sonny, no thanks to my morm, who as a sidenote felt guilty a few years later and went and stood in line for me for a midnight zooropa cd sale in order to get a free vinyl numb 12". not quite the same, but i guess it was a nice gesture).

but somedays i have a hard time deciding between that album and boy. i love the raw sound and inexperience in boy. i go total gaga for it. des'y once also sent me a tape full of rare boy era bsides and rare bits that tape still works, but i think the pitch is a bit degraded. i still pull it out every once in a while and dance around the living room to U23 (which i've since bought on vinyl, but there's something about the tape)...yah, i'm like tom cruise in that one movie. in fact, i did it just now....

anways having set that up, these were two of the highlights of the show(s):
during vertigo (a song i only remotely enjoy. i hated it at first but now i've heard it so much it's grown on me with all of it's "hello hellos!") there was a slight shift/pause and then a few verses of stories for boys! bono turned the hello hello from stories for boys (as in, "sometimes i don't let go, hello hello") into the hello hellos of vertigo. that was pretty awesome. and then when they performed electric co i also squealed.

how about the achtung baby stuff you ask? i dunno. zoo station was muddy for some reason and the fly was a little lackluster. one however was (and always is) rather nice. it now makes me emotional for whatever reason. i turn into a gushy girl and my eyes get teary, not cry face, just a bit teary eyed...but i like to think that that's a side effect from the pill, not me getting soft as i get older.

oh and the show is pretty diverse and really spans their career, but if i had my choice, here are a few songs i'd suggest they play the next time they're in town (which happens to be in november, and i happen to not have tickets. got one to sell me?):

unforgettable fire
out of control
love is blindness
ground beneath her feet
until the end of the world
all i want is you
your blue room
trash trampoline & the party girl

bittersweet bundle of misery

March 21, 2005 - 09:10 PM
graham coxon after being sick all day, the last thing i wanted to do was drive to the city. but graham coxon was playing at popscene and i wanted to go.

besides, i had everyone's tickets. so i couldn't NOT go.

so i cleaned my act up, took a nap and drove out there. the doors were at 9 and the show didn't start til 10. talk about misery.

5000 miles for this shit

March 16, 2005 - 02:16 AM
ian brown OMG. i have just returned from what is probably my favorite gig ever. ian brown is an unbelievable man. friggin' genius or a crazy man. whatever it is. i am completely enthralled and caught under his spell. even when he is KICKING A SECURITY GUARD i am gaga for him (and it's mentally not physically, because 1- he is like a monkey king, and 2- he weighs like what, 4 pounds?)

at anyrate this show started off amazingly and took a big dive in the middle and then went back to a euphoric high. let me explain.

UPDATE: 4:15am looks like mean brown actually got ARRESTED for the ordeal. oh and if you're looking for the other photos of the ordeal that were here, they're gone until march 26. i'm SELLING THEM TO NME. how ridiculously weird is that??

i wouldn't have it any other way

November 08, 2004 - 07:41 AM


this weekend was the second annual sostrom scavenger hunt. i didn't make it to the first annual, but i was set to win the second. actually i was just hoping to come close, i didn't really expect to win.

the scavenger hunt was a full day event, it even had a performance secton. this team is doing the monster mash (with their own music) for 20 points. i thought for sure that they would win but thankfully camille is a spelling whiz. and in the end,

we were the on for more.

we're not going to the town,
nor are we going to norway.

October 27, 2004 - 02:43 AM


at some point i'll have something in the "photo" section that isn't just interpol live, but for right now all i have to say is what is up with that hat? read on for my show review and adventures (solid gold dancers and an angry bear!) there is good stuff you don't want to miss...

interpol live in sacramento

September 02, 2004 - 03:48 AM


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