Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Try it On": A "Me-Seeing Interpol Live" Eulogy

Well, another year goes by and I wanted to see Interpol live. I, of course, was dismayed a little because the last time I saw them at the "U" it was extremely disappointing (a very unfocused show with no encore). So I bit the proverbial bullet and tried to get Kiam to go with me.(She said no because apparently she was dyeing her hair or some other reason for which I don't believe.) So, it was just me and a buddy of mine for this presumably lackluster event. Well, they opened with "Success" which is off their new self-titled album and dropped a few others interspersed between the fan favorites and hits but the only one that stuck in my mind was "Try it On." Which, of course, proved again how if Interpol went in the direction of using synth and less in the more traditional direction of rock music they would have prospered. Awwwwwwwww well, not a bad concert but it finalizes my retirement from seeing them live. It was fun, boys, but we have to move on. I still remember that bassline to "Untitled" almost ten years ago....

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Yeah sooo... I've been meaning to make this blog even more awesome with my posts and stuff... and then I forgot. I'll blame A.D.D. for that. My B. As to posting something that's significant... well I don't have any of that today. So I guess I'll just talk about The Hood Internet concert that I went to yesterday. For those who haven't heard of them (probably including Kevin), they're a mash-up duo. If I could give cool links I would, but instead I have youtube links.

Both of these were played yesterday. Horray! There was also a guest appearance of a super drunk guy. I'm not just talking about the ones who are like "HURRRRRRRR I'M GOING TO KINDA THRUST AROUND AND SAY I'M DANCING!" but I mean the ones who kinda just stand in the middle of the floor not moving and staring at you while drool drips from the side of their mouths. Yeah, those kinds. He kinda stumbled towards me and extended his hand. I'm like "well... I can't leave him hanging that would be kind douche of me.. so I guess.. I'll... shake his hand...?" so I shake it and he still kinda stands there and kinda stumbles closer with his mouth hanging open twisted into some kind of weird blobby grin, similar to how someone who brushed their teeth with numbing cream would smile.

His friend realizes and feels bad that the guy he was with turned into a zombie and tried to direct his attention away but then drooling zombie guy pushed him and in the scuffle I dipped out by ducking under drooling zombie guy's arm and made my way to the other side of the place.

Moral of the story: The Hood Internet is awesome.