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Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2002 03:23 am
stripes strike out

apparently i am the only person on the face of this planet [or at least in dc] who thinks the white stripes are completely overrated. i can say that i enjoyed two of their songs. can i say that i was blown away? no. can i say that i think they're incredibly talented musicians? no. can i say that they did crazy things i have never seen before? no. can i say that they did what they do really well? no. i went to the show thinking i would actually enjoy their live set, because i think their records are boring. is there any logic behind that thought? no.

some neato things happened after the show tho! while handing out 9:30 club fliers and then seafood postcards [with pins attached], i saw tim pogo and his gf. i haven't seen him in forever and he's so super duper nice! yay! then a boy came up to me and said he has the w.a.s.t.e. backpack too! he was really nice and we talked for a bit, but then my JAW DROPPED cos i saw laris kreslins [sound collector editor/former head of insound zine dept.] and i went up to talk to him since i hadn't seen him for 2 yrs. woo hoo! and the highlight of the evening was the confusion as to whether or not prince was really playing at 2K9. this man wearing reflective yellow strips over his clothes [total safety patrol style] and he had a loudspeaker and said that prince played earlier somewhere else, but that he was playing a free secret show at 2K9. i completely forgot that it was april fools and i imagined that this guy was just playing a joke on all the gullible dorky white kids streaming out of the 9:30 club. he got me because i decided i was too curious to NOT see what was going on. i had to drop les off at home, but on the way back [after getting super duper lost as per usual] i drove by 2K9, which was completely dead. therefore, prince did not play. and i got played. either that or absolutely no one knew about the show and prince ended up playing to laris and his gf and a few other drunken white kids. hee. i'd like to think that was what happened.

if you would like to read my answers to the survey that everyone and their mother on LJ is taking, then follow the yellow brick road.

Ten movies you'd watch over and over:
[1] uhf
[2] high fidelity
[3] meeting people is easy
[4] dirty rotten scoundrels
[5] can't hardly wait
[6] hackers
[7] pretty in pink
[8] the last unicorn
[9] pride and prejudice [bbc]
[10] the usual suspects

Nine albums that are important to you:
[1] radiohead - the bends
[2] hayden - everything i long for
[3] rocketship - a certain smile, a certain sadness
[4] kissing book - lines and color
[5] death cab for cutie - something about airplanes
[6] adorable - against perfection
[7] julie doiron - loneliest in the morning
[8] rainer maria - look now look again
[9] trembling blue stars - broken by whispers
[9.5]modest mouse - this is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about

Eight bands/artists you couldn't live without:
[1] radiohead
[2] hayden
[3] death cab for cutie
[4] julie doiron
[5] the lucksmiths
[6] rainer maria
[7] the dismemberment plan
[8] kissing book
[8.5]modest mouse

Seven things that annoy you:
[1] people who don't use their turning signals
[2] wiper guy
[3] inconsiderate smokers at shows
[4] really affectionate couples
[5] when a good show overlaps with another good show
[6] that i depend on other people a lot
[7] that those ppl are rarely there for me when i need them most

Six of your favorite songs at this moment:
[1] just one more day - kyle fischer [otis redding cover]
[2] the deathray davies - chinese checkers and devo records
[3] flower jargon - dressy bessy
[4] eple - royksopp [thanks to bene]
[5] jim guthrie - sexy drummer [thanks to vanessa]
[6] hayden - bass song

Five TV shows you watch regularly:
[1] alias
[2] er
[3] judging amy
[4] the practice
[5] family law

Four of your all-time-favorite, desert-island books:
[1] girlfriend in a coma [douglas coupland]
[2] the elephant vanishes [haruki murakami]
[3] the bell jar [sylvia plath]
[4] the perks of being a wallflower [stephen chbosky]

Three albums you've bought (downloaded) recently:
[1] tram - heavy black frame
[2] mirah - advisory committee
[3] billy mahonie - what becomes before

Two people that have influenced your life the most:
[1] jeremiah mcguire
[2] mom & dad

One thing you could spend the rest of your life with:
[1] my lovely car stocked with my entire cd + record collection and a picnic player.

yum. that survey was fun!



Current Mood: yawny
Current Music: kyle fischer - open ground


Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2002 08:43 am (UTC)

are you going to see hayden at metro cafe this weekend? i think everyone in my house will be in attendance. by the way, i'm kevin.

Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2002 09:27 am (UTC)

Yeah, The White Stripes are super overrated. Hype, hype, hype. I like "Hotel Yorba" though, it's hella goofy.

Kevin Crumbs
Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2002 12:05 pm (UTC)

Ah, the Stripes backlash has started. I suppose people are already bored of ripping on the Strokes.

Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)

Heh, yeah, that is true. But personally, I've never really liked them. I saw them a couple of times when they opened for Sleater-Kinney, and my feelings were "Ehhh, they're ok" since the start. However, I appreciate their style and how much they get out of just two instruments. And they have cool cover art.

ReplyThread Parent
Wed, Apr. 3rd, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)

Leigh, I talked to my family in New York and apparently I will *not* be going to NY/NJ for the Beulah shows! There were some complications, so the plans had to be cancelled. But! I'm still up for Baltimore, providing I get a ride.

Super Furry Animals are playing around here pretty soon--are they worth checking out? I just got Guerilla and I LOVE it, but I don't want to spend the money on their show if it's gonna be lackluster, y'know?

Wed, Apr. 3rd, 2002 07:53 pm (UTC)

hi hi

This might seem weird... I found your journal through lalalaini's. I think we used to talk online like five years ago though it totally escapes me how we met. All I know is that I still have a tape in my car of Radiohead b-sides that has "madflowr" on it which you made because at the time I didn't know any RH bsides and mp3's weren't as easily attainable. At least I assume it was you. Unless there is another madflowr floating around the internet.

Anyway just wanted to say hey. :)

My Blank Pages
Thu, Apr. 4th, 2002 02:29 pm (UTC)

Yeh, the White Stripes are okay, but nothing much more than that, I'll say, too. And I think they're way overhyped, and this isn't just a backlash. But whatever, I heard the show was super hipster hell anyway. Me, I'm going to check out Cinderella and Dokken.

Fri, Apr. 5th, 2002 12:08 am (UTC)
white stripes yucky

allo, this is Evan, and I have just found your livejournal (I was wondering why you hadn't posted in your diaryland in an aeon).

As for the White Stripes...
(this is what my friend and Ryan and I have to say about them on our clothing design site.)

go looksie!