Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

J-Girl and I carved pumpkins. Guess which one's mine:

We dressed up our dogs Ringo and Savannah (for ~ 5 minutes). Yes, we're that cruel:

And in the music world... The Pierces just released a brand-new Halloween themed video for "Sticks and Stones". It's pretty cool (thanks to reader Doug for the tip):

mp3: The Pierces - Sticks and Stones (YSI)

The Pierces
Website | MySpace

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Car crashes into First Avenue 10/19/07

More on Flickr: Photos | Slideshow

So I just got back from First Avenue... Holy shit, a fucking car crashed into the side of the building last night! Here's what I heard happened: Car and limo collide. Car goes into side of First Ave and hits a couple of people standing outside.

I saw one woman walk away (in shock) ok. One other guy was more seriously injured. I think he had a broken leg... First Avenue had hardly any damage. I still can't believe ~ 14 police cars showed up. I thought another bridge went down ;)

And yeah, I did watch Stars of Track and Field tonight. I also managed to get some photos of Drive By Truckers. They were actually really entertaining... Crazy night. More to come.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Spoon | The Ponys | T.O.G.P.T.F.F.S.O.T.W.O.T.H.E.A.T.S.Y.O.A. live @ First Avenue 10/10/07


The Ponys:


Spoon on Flickr: Photos | Slideshow

Band-by-band breakdown:

> T.O.G.P.T.F.F.S.O.T.W.O.T.H.E.A.T.S.Y.O.A.: I know what you're thinking, WTF? OK, here's what the band name means: "Three Old Guys Play the First Five Songs Off the Wipers' Over the Edge Record and the Song "Youth of America"... They were NSFG, "not so fucking good."

> The Ponys: I loved these guys last time I saw them in the Entry. This time they were ok. They started out kinda' average, but once the set got going they really jammed out. Their last couple of tunes rocked.

> Spoon: Wow! Amazing, love these guys. The chronological setlist was brilliant.

I think that's all I need to say. Others have already covered it:
mp3: The Ponys - Double Vision
mp3: Spoon - The Underdog (YSI)

And... the videos from the show, in chronological order (of course):

The Ponys - "Small Talk" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon - "Utilitarian" / "The Minor Tough" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon - "That's The Way We Get By" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon - "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon - "Don't Make Me A Target" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon - "The Underdog" live @ First Avenue:

Spoon Website | MySpace
The Ponys Website | MySpace

Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down

New(ish) video by my boys. The concert double DVD under the same name is out November 6th.

Lord Don't Slow Me Down contents:

Disc One:

* Feature length documentary tour film 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' in stereo and surround sound. · Bonus audio commentary - Noel, Liam, Andy and Gem guide you through the film with their recollections of the tour. · A Noel Gallagher Q&A session with fans runs alongside out-takes from the film.

Bonus Disc:

* Oasis live at City of Manchester Stadium on 2nd July 2005 - sixteen classic tracks shot in HD with stereo and surround sound. · Bonus Disc also features unique footage and pictures sent in by fans who attended the concert.

Sweet... Oasis is currently preparing a brand new album for release in 2008.

Teasers from the DVD:
mp3: Noel Gallagher - Whatever / Octopus's Garden (live acoustic) (YSI)
mp3: Oasis - Married With Children (live) (YSI)
mp3: Noel Gallagher - Slide Away (live acoustic) (YSI)
mp3: Oasis - Let There Be Love (YSI)

Oasis Website | MySpace | YouTube

Girl Talk | Tay Zonday live @ First Avenue 10/5/07

Girl Talk:

Tay Zonday:

Girl Talk | Tay Zonday on Flickr: Photos | Slideshow

Show of the year!!! Ha ha, just kidding. It was pretty insane, though. YouTube Superstar Tay Zonday was pretty good... for a novelty act. I don't know... my Karaoke version of "Chocolate Rain" would be more entertaining, I think. One thing is for sure, the guy definitely can't dance.

Girl Talk (Greg Gillis) had the mostly intoxicated college crowd going absolutely nuts inside First Avenue. I danced my ass off. I had never seen crowd-surfing at a DJ club show before... All in all, Girl Talk really impressed me. "Smash Your Head" ruled. Boy knows how to mix up the tunes...

More reviews/pics/video/commentary:
mp3: Girl Talk - Bounce That
mp3: Girl Talk - Smash Your Head (YSI)
mp3: Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain

A couple of videos from the show:

Tay Zonday - "Do The Can't Dance" live @ First Avenue:

Tay Zonday - "Chocolate Rain" live @ First Avenue:

Girl Talk Website | MySpace
Tay Zonday Website | MySpace | YouTube