February 24, 2005
Love is cheap.
Last night at about 11:15 pm I remembered why obscure independent music is great. It's not actually because knowing the bands that no one else knows makes you feel cool. It's not even because you can impress your peers by talking about how you were out at a show in some hipster bar until 1:00 on a weeknight. It's because you can buy one ticket (or Jason can buy you a ticket because he's a fine gentleman) to see four bands. Three of them might be bands you don't know, two of whom might suck, and the sets might take so long that you get home at 12:15 without having gotten to see the headliner at all, but you're still giddy because the third band happened to be great and you bought their CD, and the entire experience only cost you two hours' pay. That's recorded music, live entertainment, and drinks, for barely more than the cost of one major label CD.
Besides, major-label CDs hardly ever involve tubas covered in Christmas lights being played by women with flowers in their hair.
Posted by dianna at February 24, 2005 09:57 AM
i'm jealous! i wish jason invite me to tuba shows. curse you, jason, and you're fine pants.
He is? I didn't know Jason was fine pants.
The show was supposed to be Enorchestra, which was some people re-interpreting the Brian Eno album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). If you don't like Brian Eno, that could be why he didn't think to invite you. We didn't realize there would be tubas.
well you said he was a fine gentleman. and i took that to mean he was fine in his pants. but is it him that is fine or his pants? i don't know. that is debateable.
kim saw the bjorkestra in philly.
Bjorkestra? Holy shit. That's awesome. Wait, was it awesome?
she said it was pretty fricking awesome.
The tubas-and-flowers music just went on the office stereo, and everybody loved it. The boss came in and immediately turned it up. Ha.
what's the name of this band? do they have a website?
is it ebb and flow? they're the only ones that seem to have women in the band.
Bravo! I commend you on your investigative skills. It is indeed Devotchka (Ebb and Flow were okay, but nothing to blog about). And you see, here, the deal with the tuba and the Christmas lights. Jeeez. Could she be any cooler?
you should make jacob find that video of him and doug covered in christmas lights playing a$$merchant's music in langlow's basement. i'm pretty sure there's probably some christmas-light-covered-crotch-close-ups. i mean, if you're so entranced with christmas lights and all.
Hey, and they had a theremin, too, didn't they? Yes. Jacob, find that video. Do it! I want to see your crotch in lights!
they definitely had pheromones. though i cannot speak for the theramins.