August 31st. Labor day weekend. And this is how I started the day? My IPod must be psychic. Funny thing was I popped back in Promising Promises two days ago. Feel like this was a post back in the day, but can’t recall at all. Seeing it before live back in May was really cool. Watch it here. Didn’t think it was going to hold up throughout the crazy summer, but it has.
And it was a crazy life affirming adventure these past three months have been. For this new site especially. It all started with Ben Howard and finished with Opening Act on Monday. 16 hair raising shows. Captured on camera. Some of which I never shared. Probably 25 more I had planned, but never purchased. Not a lot compared to the rival sites, but having a full time [understatement] job and making time. Very ‘Big Year’ of me. Which one was my favorite? Here’s my ranking:
- Allen Stone at the Getty
- Ben Howard at the Troubadour
- Dead Sara at the Troubadour
If I had to give a Special Showcase Award to any band it would probably be “The Peach Kings“. After Make Music Pasadena, which sadly never got a write up due to my vacation and laziness on aforementioned vacation, I was totally hooked by their sexy indie rock vibes that I picked up their record soon after. Go check the out. You’ll be impressed too.
Sitting here I got chills trying to think about how fast the past 90 or so days had flew by. From the new job, Newport beach, crazy party nights with my amigos, baskets of golf balls, hiking mountains with big sis, playing Video Games with my little cousin, and just getting fat eating Animal cookies while watching mindless hours of TV. All in fun.
The road to the holidays begins now with probably unknown epic shows on the horizon. We got Sondre Lerche (for a third time) on Emmy Saturday. Same place where I first saw him — home court. That’s going to be a very special showcase write up. Gonna divulge deep as a writer. Look forward to that. The rest of the pages are blank. Sure I’ll update you after this weekend. Wanna see something. Gonna peek around on the internet once I wrap up this. Or I’ll trade it for sandy beaches and ocean.
Hope you can look back on your summer with equal joy. If not, make today — the last day — the best ever! I’ll be your DJ. Have a great holiday! For more rants are coming soon! ”ALLONS-Y“!
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Waking up this morning was hard after our final June showcase at the Bootleg theater last night. Got like 3 hours of sleep. So when this fresh track appeared in the morning mix a rush of ‘chill-ation’ swept over me. First time I ever heard it too. Because being a music addict does has it’s perks as my IPod continues to surprise me. Everyday.
This is a song for when you’re home, staring at a blazing fire, chardonnay in hand, cigar poking out the side of your mouth, while reminiscing on the past. Sucks that I’m not doing anything on that list currently. I’ll offer to trade with anyone who is. Not only do you get a troublesome blog, but also a BRAND NEW CAR!
[Kidding...Loving my life and would never trade my blog for any piece of silver. Keep checking tho.]
Yeah, last night was a blast. The Bootleg Theater is slowly becoming a personal favorite of mine. Great sound. Intimate. Minimal regulations. It’s like a modern saloon that still feels vintage. Plus, it has Lucy the dog. The owners’ adorable mix breed that kind of resembles a retriever and dalmatian. I nicknamed her “Bootleg Lucy”, because that’s the type of name any kick ass bar dog deserves. Walked in and she came right up to me. The look on my face could be read as, “why is there a dog here?” That quickly faded as I occupied her with my ‘magic fingers’. How so? Because she kept coming back for more. Lucy was adorable…for I have a weakness for animals. Then this cutie with chocolate in her backpack strolled by and Lucy stalked her for the rest of the night. Nothing else to the story. Just some new character from my weird travels.
About to go through the pictures. The pixs and video are live. You can watch the video here. Chloe was a wild woman to capture with my slow, overly precise Powershot. Got a few gems. Heaps of deletions overall. The cool thing is if you ever want to see an artist move beyond visible speed, check out the pixs. They are live now too.
Look forward to acting normal until Friday. Gonna write some showcases later tonight. Let see how much I can get through. Bringing my laptop to Newport, knowing whatever I don’t finish I’ll etch out with crashing waves acting as my soundtrack. So much to do. So little time. That’s what my gravestone will most likely state.
Turntable and Flickr pixs coming soon…