Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm a 3 Time Virgin

So I have an excuse for my recent hiatus... my roommate moved to her new apartment, and the cable modem went with her. After Comcast was 5 hours late on Monday (quite the story, but I'll spare you) I finally have internet back.

A lot's happened since my last post. First things first!

This was my third year at the Fest (out of 3, I'm calling it my "threepeat") and I'll honestly say that last year was better. This is due in large part to (in my opinion) a better line up last year, but I'm not complaining - this year's Festival was fantastic.

The best of what I saw? I'd say Bloc Party, Chromeo, Wilco, and Underworld, in no particular order. Iggy & The Stooges were also excellent, but we were unfortunately far back. That man is incredible - he's just as cool as he was in the 70's, only less stoned.

Some highlights:

Suzanne & Mike came to the Festival too & stayed at my place, yay! We tailgated before the Festival both days.

Ben & I were really happy to see Wilco as always. I <3 href="" target="_blank">Photobucket
I got headbutted by a drunk/high/crazy girl who was wildly dancing/running/flailing. This is the aftermath. But I managed to get right back into the tent and sort of dance (bop) with ice on my eyebrow.

I love live music.

Moving on.
Shira visited last weekend! :D

I took her to my favorite local Korean dive for karaoke and drinks. Good times.

Kristyn stopped by for a quick rendition of our favorite karaoke tune, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by the greatest singer in the world.

...that would be Celine Dion if you're still wondering.

p.s. note the new hair in the second set of pics ;)

Friday, August 8, 2008

October 26, 2008 Needs to Hurry Up and Get Here

According to this Wikipedia article, Guitar Hero World Tour (commonly referred to as Guitar Hero IV, or Guitar Hero Trying to be Rockband) will include "One Armed Scissor" by At the Drive-In.

I almost fell out of my chair I was so excited! ATDI's Relationship of Command is one of my favorite albums evarrr.

Why why why must they torture us by making us wait until the end of October for the glory of being a living room rock star??

Check the setlist - which song are you psyched to live your fantasies through?

[GHWT release date info from IGN.]

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Are Hipsters the Horsement of the Apocalypse?

Ben discovered this fantastic Adbusters article via Stumble. The writer argues that Hipsters are "a youth subculture that mirrors the doomed shallowness of mainstream society." Essentially, Hipster subculture is useless - it doesn't stand for anything.

Hippies wanted peace and cheap weed.
Punks wanted anarchy and loud music.
Hip Hop wanted social reform and louder basslines.

Those scenes (in their original, true, subcultural forms) no longer exist.

Hipsters want cheap PBRs, a new unsigned band every week, and a massive thrift store next door to American Apparel.

I'm not saying I don't want those Hipstery things myself, but the article almost makes me feel bad about it.

Read the article.
Tell me - are Hipsters bringing the death of Western society?