Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Weekend review

(Photo, "The Olympic Hopefuls", July 3, 2005)

Ok, better late than never, right? Pretty sad when somebody posts a "weekend review" on Wednesday night... Then again, this 4th of July crap on a Monday has me totally screwed up... I kept thinking it was Tuesday all day, today. Even more sad, here's what I was up to this last big holiday weekend. The high-lights and low-lights are as follows:


  • I house/animal-sat at my parent's house, in addition I was plant-sitting my neighbor's house! I can now add the proud job description of "Waste Removal Specialist" to my resume! (from hanging at my parents' house). I've never seen so much urine/feces/vomit in one place,... well, perhaps maybe on the "X-Files", but that's not real life...

  • Live8! Speaking of urine/feces/vomit... as expected the MTV/VH1, USA coverage was absolutely shite! I think you know what bands I like (and that you like), so check out aol.music for the replay (you can check out tunes by bands, songs-on-demand, pretty cool, huh?). Deep down inside I was hoping the Libertines would re-unite, however that didn't happen... Here's what I liked: 1) Elton John & Pete Doherty, priceless!?; 2) Travis playing "Staying Alive" in addition to "I don't like Mondays" with Bob; 3) U2, Pink Floyd, The Who... really rocking the stage, these guys are pretty old! 4) Robbie Williams for landing the ego where needed! He was amazing... very cool to see everybody singing along to "Angels". Others who I thought were decent: Green Day absolutely rocked "We are the Champions"; Snow Patrol, Razorlight was cool (too bad they came on right before Madonna), ... I could go on and on... To me the questions is...? Where's the coverage of Live8, Moscow? I really wanted to see the Pet Shop Boys...

  • A bird flew head-on into my parents' patio door while I was house-sitting! Luckily the little fellow recovered within an hour (I think he was in shock) and flew off...

  • My friends "M&M" had a really awesome July 4, BBQ/party! See the previous post for a picture. DJMikeT flagged and chalked out a whole bocce ball court, which was really fun to play on. Anglophiliac, you are the man for bring fireworks!

  • Last, but not least, of course I checked out some live rock 'n roll this weekend. Come on, you wouldn't excpect any less, right? I went to "Taste of Minnesota" and checked out "The Olympic Hopefuls" (pictured above with a very enthousiastic dancer) and "Bob Mould". Yes, the latter being of "Husker Du" fame. Both shows were great, preparing me for Austin City Limits... 85 degrees and humidity at around 100%... absolutely brilliant; that's rock 'n' roll for you...

I'm worn out, therefore will hit the rack! Hope your July 4th weekend was as exciting as mine!???

P.S. Bob Mould has a very cool blog.

P.P.S. Yeah... I know. I didn't get to my hyperlink update today.

4 comments:

Metalfan said...

Good updates. Glad you got out to see Mould. Did he do a solo acoustic performance? I love that old album, Workbook. Did he play any of that stuff?
Glad I didn't waste any time on Live8. Although it would have been cool to see Pink Floyd. I heard Gilmore and Waters played together for the 1st time in a zillion years.
Metalfan, Out.

rocknrollstar said...

Actually Bob Mould played solo-electric for the full show. My ears were bleeding by the end... it probably didn't help to stand in row 10. Yeah, too bad he didn't bring the acoustic. However, he was warming up for an electric tour with his new band...

Metalfan said...

Your ears were "bleeding"? So you didn't wear ear plugs?
Yeah, when we saw John Waite at Summerfest, the sounds was really cranked. Maybe I'm getting old, but the bands really turn it up nowadays.
So did you catch Pink Floyd at Live8? Did you tape it for me?

rocknrollstar said...

Metalfan:

I was house-sitting, therefore didn't have the earplugs which were at home...

Yes, you're getting old...

Yes, saw all of Floyd on TV and on the internet. I taped all 8 hours of the coverage on MTV, of which 7.5 hours is shite! You can have the tapes if you'd like...