Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Summer of Rock

The envelope full of tickets sitting in my freezer has already been delved into. First was Radiohead at the Tower Theater, in one of the most amazing performances i've ever seen from any band. The sense of intimacy was what made it so perfect i think. The new songs were amazing too. No matter how long we wait for it, they just won't fuck up. Let down and hanging around...FINALLY! I've put the setlist here too.

1. There There
2. Lucky
3. 15 Step
4. Arpeggi
5. Kid A
6. Dollars & Cents
7. The National Anthem
8. Nude
9. Go Slowly
10. Paranoid Anrdoid
11. Spooks
12. The Gloaming
13. Bodysnatchers
14. 4 Minute Warning
15. The Bends (!!!)
16. Everything In It's Right Place
17. How To Dissapear Completely (!!!)

First Encore
18. I Might Be Wrong
19. House of Cards
20. Black Star (!!!)
21. Letdown (!!!)

Second Encore
22. Idioteque

Then this weekend was Paint it Black, the Explosion, and the Souls at the Troc. A great new band called Spanish Bombs (good name choice!) opened up. The bands sounded great but I really don't like punk/hc shows in that club. It just doesn't feel right. I think that the Starlight would've been ideal. The next day was Outbreak, Modern Life Is War, and Bane at the Church. I hope to God that wasn't the last time I saw Bane. MLIW is, hands down, the best hardcore band around today. Their records are inspiring and amazing, their live shows are a fucking blast, and they cover "Nervous Breakdown." Killer. You can't fuck with that.

And as far as hockey; shit. I really wanna see the Oilers take the Cup but it doesn't look like that'll happen at this point. Carolina at home is unstoppable. I wanted to see a Canadian team take it, plus see Samsonov hoist that Cup. However, the mighty Canes are the new home of the Whalers; that seemingly ancient team whose logo used to adorn every car I saw growing up that didn't have a B's sticker on it. So I guess I can live with the (inevitable) results. The game's Wednesday night and I really hope that the Oilers take at least that game because I haven't missed the winning of the Cup since I've been a hockey fan, and that night I'll be at Sonic Youth. Well, now that I put it that way I most definately can't complain.

Besides all that stuff, my grandmother isn't doing so well, so I'm holding out for her, hoping I can get home sometime soon to see her.

Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Ray Bradbury - The October Country

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