Wednesday, June 14, 2006
I'm your private dancer
(The Futureheads live @ Fine Line Music Cafe 6/11/05)
Get this. I actually got out and engaged in some physical exercise yesterday! Yeah, played Tennis against my brother and got my ass kicked royaly 6-0 and 6-3. Actually I didnt' play too badly, just a bit rusty... those passing shots looked a lot easier during the French Open. Federer, I feel your pain.
A few things going on, so a bit of a "scattered" post today:
> Do head over to Scatter o' Light and download some live Coldplay from the Isle of Wight Festival last weekend. They covered Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"; need I say more?
> CityPages cover story today The Pitchfork Effect is a great read. Did you know Pitchfork "began as the project of a self-admitted slacker from the Twin Cities suburbs. Nineteen-year-old Ryan Schreiber"? I bet you didn't; interesting, huh? Also covered in the article, mandatory of course, CYHSY and Tapes 'n Tapes.
> Some good new music came out yesterday. I'll focus on one of my favorites, The Futureheads. I love these boys... 'seen them 4 times in the last couple of years, more than some local bands, actually. Here's my favorite track so far from their new album News and Tributes:
mp3: The Futureheads - Return Of The Beserker
The Futureheads will be playing locally @ Varsity Theater 7/30/06 (not w/Tapes 'n Tapes). Do check them out live.
> I'm all World Cup at the moment. I hardly even know other sports are going on, actually. Then again, last night's Twins win against the Red Sox (featuring a walk-off Grand Slam in extra innings) may just turn their season around (hopefully). I've mentioned that I'm a Red Sox fan and a live with a Yankees fan, right!?
> The Current is continuing their pledge drive this week. If you support great music and public radio, I highly suggest you contribute today. Where else are you going to hear the bands I post about (especially the local stuff)?!
> Last but not least. Once in a while I do this. I'll tell you a little secret... the first real "rock 'n' roll" show I ever saw was Tina Turner @ Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria, in like 1985 (yes, I'm old). Go ahead, laugh, I don't mind. Anyway, I still like a lot of Tina's music and of course her legs. This tune truly is a classic (in my mind at least):
mp3: Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Gotta' go, lots of great live music on TV.
Take care brothers of South Central,