What a short conversation
Dull, dread, drama, all in the sake of apathy.
What doesn't exist doesn't, and what matters does
No questions follow, just yawns and mellows.
Dawns and dellows.
Oranges and yellows.
But then they fall letting you in
With their white robes full of sin
but the sight of you makes us want to dance
Forward and backward, sideways, upside down, paradoxical prance.
With all of our glee, there's nothing to see
Just our happiness that we could have received...
With your everything, you're in my dream.
This flower smells too loud. This flower was eaten by deer.
Deer Flower, I miss you very much. I wish you were not eaten.
P.S.: I love you. <3
I know Lollapalooza was over a month ago, but hell, I'm going to review the 3 day show. I got this idea from Nev.
I didn't know much of this band. I heard their recordings beforehand, but i thought it was alright. When I saw them at the beginning of the day out of boredom, I was impressed. It wasn't the best live performance, but I still really enjoyed the music. Good start
I actually didn't really get into White Lies (actually the only song I love by them is Death) until after Lolla, but it was a good performance. Very british. However, it started to pour towards the end, and it stayed pouring and freezing for about 4 hours. It sucked.
These guys are catchy on record, but live, they were "overly trippy" and sounded messy, like Animal Collective (which would play the next day, at the same stage at the same time, coincidentally). In addition, i was in a very uncomfortable spot in the audience. So I just left after about 15 minutes.
By the far the highlight of the day. The weather was back to normal, it was a gloomy night. At first, i was in a pretty terrible spot, but i pushed my way and found a pretty good spot toward the side of the stage. The stage was still far away, but I had plenty of room around me (and hence a good view) and could hear fine. That's all that matters. I highlight of the show was, of course, Sex on Fire. Everyone in the midwest knows that song, so it was expected that the audience would be loud. You couldn't even hear the band play during the words "YEAH! THIS SEX IS ON FIRE!". That was one of the best moments of the weekend.
Not into rap at all, but I don't mind Atmosphere, and my friends were there so it was a decent time. And they played Yesterday, my favorite song by them. The bass was really loud and bothered me though.
I was pretty close. First crazy show all weekend, there was a mosh pit and such. I was only there for 30 minutes of the hour.
I waited for 30 minutes for this awesome shoegaze band. I ended up being in the 5th row of the few hundred rows going back. They were great. The best was when they played Daddy's Gone, their best song (at the time, I was really into Flower & Football Tops at the time, and they played that too, which was good) at the end of the show. The problem is, I felt like their biggest fan out of everyone in the fucking audience.
TV on the Radio was the biggest disappointment. They are amazing on recording, but live they are terrible, mostly because there was little emotion and the songs sounded so different live than from the recordings. I left a little early for this too.
Normally on the two giant plasma screens next the main stages, they simply showed the band playing, as normal, for the many people cannot see the stage. However, Tool did sometime unique. On the screens, you can see a 3-D rendering of Tool's attempt to revisit the psychedelic experiences (mostly creepy ones) that are used to express the songs. These strange CG are totally something Tool would do, and it works, and gives you something to look at instead of the screens showing the bands themselves.
I'll post Sunday soon.
12:00-1:00: Manchester Orchestra (again)
2:00-3:00: White Lies (again, haha)
4:00-5:00: Manic Street Preachers
7:15-7:45: Bloc Party
8:30-10:00: Sigur Ros
12:00-1:00: Electric Six
1:30-2:15: Bright Eyes
3:00-4:00: Explosions in the Sky
5:00-6:00: Faith No More
7:00-8:00: Queens of the Stone Age
12:00-1:00: The Unicorns
2:00-3:00: Slightly Stoopid
4:00-5:00: Porcupine Tree
5:30-6:30: System of a Down
7:00-8:00: Rage Against the Machine
Pretty realistic list here. If this actually came true my life would be complete.
Some songs I've been really into recently. All must listen to #1, as always.
10. Art Bears - Freedom
9. Green Day - Peacemaker
8. Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
7. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
6. Queen - All Dead, All Dead
5. Glasvegas - Geraldine
4. Green Day - East Jesus Nowhere
3. Muse - The Small Print
2. Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
1. Glasvegas - Flowers & Football Tops
There's several rain barrels around downtown, on top of each one there's a pantyhose-like texture to absorb water. Each rain barrel is entirely covered with trash.
Why don't people care about their children?
Some more experimental, lots of post-rock, alternative, and some reggae. Enjoy.
10. Boredoms - (heart)
9. Slightly Stoopid - Closer to the Sun
8. Tool - The Grudge
7. Animal Collective - Grass
6. Josie Gallows - Misanthropic Bop
5. Mogwai - I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
4. Manic Street Preachers - Ready For Drowning
3. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next
2. Mogwai - The Sun Smells Too Loud
1. Mogwai - Danphe and the Brain
Once again, the #1 is always a must listen to song.
Recommendations of the week. Mostly post-rock, experimental, and electronica, since that what I'm most into at the moment. I've included a Green Day and U2 song from their new records, the one I consider to be the best on each record (21st Century Breakdown and No Line On The Horizon). Definitely check at the last 3 though.
10. Explosions in The Sky - Look Into the Air
9. Green Day - 21 Guns
8. Animal Collective - Bees
7. Ulver - Nowhere/Catastrophe
6. Mogwai - Batcat
5. Pelican - Drought
4. U2 - Fez - Being Born
3. Bjork feat. Thom Yorke - I've Seen It All
2. M83 - Kim & Jessie
1. Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla