Enjoyed the parks today with amazing weather and fun rides.
Good way to work off the yummy turkey.
I had no idea there was such a fresh, crazy group that had been putting out music for so long.
Don't get me wrong, I knew about them and especially Natalia Kills. I was just floored at how quirky, fun, high-energy, and downright awesome The Sounds could be live. They full on rocked my face off.
At first she just seems adorable and he comes off as capable and normal. And then they just unleashed the raucous flow of aural orgasms right to my dome.
I'll definitely see them again.
The back story is that I had spoken to some hard-line Cirque fans who
thought the use of video and technology was a departure from the
formula that defines a good Cirque show. They could not have been more
The music and performances were absolutely the first-rate production
for which Cirque is known. The stage had many unique characteristics
and formed a character on par with past productions. And there was a
heart-string pulling tale of love at the core that grounded each
performance into a semi-coherent storyline in the way that only the
best shows can.
The show has fantastic repeat watchability thanks to several
outstanding ensemble numbers that are jam-packed with frenetic energy
and a marvelous cascade of characters that are cacophony of movement
and superbly timed physical expression. The fantastic show-stopping
number after intermission blew my mind and was simply delightful.
Needless to say, I will be booking another seat in the near future so
my senses can savor the delectable symphonic and gymnastic treat that
It is amazing how defining some albums can be for your history. In
four stanzas I watch a whole crowd, myself included, transported
seamlessly back a decade. A few riffs and this vivid rush of memories
overpowers your mental state. All at once passion and pain and love
and loss slam into your psyche and you relive a long ago time in a
hyperspeed hash plugged directly into your emotional cortex.
I'm not saying JEW is the key to world peace, but music, especially
amazingly moving emotional intelligent inspirational ageless anthems
are certainly one of the only forces in the universe with the kind of
potential to make it possible. It sure walks all over my mind with
reckless abandon. And watching the masses move so mightily in chorus
during the show I'm convinced I'm not the only one.
On the flip side, I finally got to watch Hot Chelle Rae perform Bleed
which I've been waiting quite some time to see. It was worth the wait.
They are driven by hunger or for the experience of someone being hungry once more for them. They find themselves in friendships that take an unintended turn or they seek them out because they're horny or drunk or damaged from all the stuff they didn't get when they were kids. There is love. There is lust. There is opportunity. There is alcohol. And youth. And middle age. And twelve-day-long writers' conferences in rustically genteel settings that give one the impression that the world one left no longer exists. There is loneliness and boredom and sorrow and weakness and self-destruction and idiocy and arrogance and romance and ego and nostalgia and power and need. There is the compelling temptation of intimacies with someone other than the person with whom one is most intimate.That was good enough for me.
Romance means different things to people depending on their love language. For some it is time together, others need words or touch or enjoy gifts, and for some it is being served. With someone I've know for a while, I would know their love language and would design an evening around that specifically. Now, we both know that I am a fastidious student of the romantic and have a heartfelt belief in the grand gesture. So thoughtful and deliberate creativity would tell me if my partner would more value being alone together in a quiet place, sharing a unique experience, or something like being pampered with dinner and a massage. Romance, in my eyes, is about knowing and embracing the uniqueness we all have in the ways we are able to feel loved by someone else.Their response was best described as *thhhrpppbbttt* which is typically referred to as a raspberry. At least there wasn't also an eye-roll.
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
The Summer Set has a cool chick drummer. They made a valiant effort at trying to rouse some life out of the pathetic crowd.
Hey Monday knocked my socks off as usual. Unfortunately they played a really short set. Since the crowd here blows I don't blame them. I wouldn't want to play LA either.
Yellowcard has really improved their stage presence since last time I saw them. Which was arguably a long time ago. But still. Nice job boys.
All Time Low has great music but needs to cut the chitchat. Good times though.