the jury is forever out 13:37
FYI for the music lovers- Kings of Leon will be performing at Philips Arena in Oct. Tickets go on sale June 6.
i've seen KOL roughly twice in my day, Coachella 2007 (while waiting for Arcade Fire, mind you) and last year's All Points West festival. i've heard a few songs by them, enough that i feel i have a general grasp of their representative sound and aesthetic. yet, i just. don't. get. it. i'm sure that people can say the same thing about a band that i like. but the whole thing with KOL having some sort of popularity at all baffles my mind. do i really need to go into this any more than i should? (the answer to that is probably "yes!" from those who will somehow buy tickets and inevitably sell out that show and probably necessitate a week-long residency @ Philips, but whatevs.)
and this video makes me yearn for some live White Rabbits. come to ATL, pls!
and maybe that's brought to a whole other level when you actually take time to blog about it. :)
howevs, i'm finding a rush of emotions as i'm going through the quick reading of an interview with the great Eric Agnew on smashingpumpkins.com. Agnew (or 34, to the l33t) more-or-less started the Smashing Pumpkins' fan presence on the web back in the mid-90s. i remember spending hours on Luna back in the day, learning as much as i could about the band that consumed my life during that period of time. i guess that maybe this would be the equivalent of THE DENT for Tori Amos fans.
reading something like this is like going through an old shoebox, filled with clippings and pictures of your past. if you even care at all, these links are for your enjoyment. try to relate (if you dare)!
Smashing Pumpkins: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/home
destination weekend! 22:15
with less than 24 hours to go, i am thrilled to say that i cannot wait for a return trip to the lovely shores of Orange Beach, AL! imagining a weekend of beaches, drinking, canasta, and, most of all, RELAXATION couldn't be better... and that's exactly what i plan on doing. time away from work and home will be well spent. i guess y'all can expect some pics in the coming days! have a great memorial day weekend!
promote ATL music! 22:41
here's your link to p*fork, b/c embedding yielded too much noticeable code: http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/1971-we-fun/1