I was away all day. Thus no posting.
Now I’m here. Thus posting.
I’ve a smidgen of time to tell you about the show last night before hitting tonight’s rock fest, so please bear with me.
We’ll mainly skip the trip to Columbia.
It rained most of the way there.
The Blue Note is a nice venue.
Beep Beep came on first.
They were OK. The audience didn’t care much for them.
But the audience did care for TV on the Radio.
TVOTR sounds so incredibly different live from their studio work.
More funky, more jazzy, and more connected with their listeners (something they’ve been criticized for).
We wondered how they were going to sound live, what tricks they’d use to conjure their studio sound.
No tricks. Just music from the heart.
The Faint rocked so hard live.
They tore The Blue Note down.
No, they blew it up.
No, they turned it inside out.
Their singer looks like Scott Weiland from STP and appears to be aging just as well.
Their guitar player is a dancing fool.
The whole damned band is tight, tight, tight and their songs came off without a hitch.
They covered Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’.
They encored with ‘Agenda Suicide’.
We felt the 4-hour round trip drive was worth it.
Sa Rah had to drive through pea-soup fog all the way home.
She was not happy.
And in about a half-hour, we do it all again.
Saw The Faint/Beep Beep last night at Liberty Hall (Wed. 27th), and from your last statement, I’m guessing you were there too. My friend and I stood outside amongst smokers (a non-smoker, that’s me) while Beep Beep played. When Beep Beep were done, we went back in to see who we came for. The Faint kicked ass, and I was mesmerized and highly entertained by the “dancin’ fool” guitarist. 😀
During the show, I stood on the steps leading to the floor in front of the sound board… shakin’ my booty.
I looked for you, but didn’t see either of you amongst the throng.
Posted by: Sunshine at October 28, 2004 11:13 AM
Sorry we missed you, Sunshine!
We were right up front – check today’s blog entry for some photos.
The Faint rule. That’s all I can say. Damn.
Posted by: jdoublep at October 28, 2004 12:18 PM
well hell. I should’ve went to Columbia. I missed the show last night in Lawrence. Did you hear how it was? Glad you had a great time. Pea soup is for slurping.
P.S. I love your blog & have it bookmarkied!
Posted by: Tara at October 28, 2004 01:09 PM
(Did you read that BB!ers? Bookmarked even… 🙂 )
We did hit the show last night and later this PM I’ll post about it. Suffice to say, last night’s gig was just as tight.
Also – Sa Rah got cold busted at work for using e-mail and internet, so she’s gonna be intermittent on the COL boards. 😦
Posted by: jdoublep at October 28, 2004 01:16 PM
I forgot to comment on the photos. Those are some great shots you got! It’s cool you do that. I don’t really have a consistantly working camera these days.
Thanks for the response. 🙂
Posted by: Sunshine at October 28, 2004 03:12 PM
i sure wish i could in with some local production companies to shoot photos for them. hell, i’d work just to get into shows.
SO – BB! readers – if you know anyone looking for band photographers, point them to this site and tell them that I’d love the opportunity to do promotional (or any type of) shoots for them.
ps – sunshine, get your bloody camera fixed! you’re a photographer for the love of god! (even if you’re burnt out ;P)
Posted by: jdoublep at October 28, 2004 03:36 PM