4.29.2006

THE WORLD COULD DO WITH A FEW LESS BILLIONAIRES AND A FEW LESS POOR PEOPLE







(photos from the pretty bizarre Japanther + synchronized swimming event last night. it's impressive when a band can make something like synchronized swimming fun and exciting)

lemme just say, you know those parties that get all hyped, and there's a line around the corner, and it's sponsored by some big clothing or shoe company? and you show up, finagle your way in, and then realize it's like an hour to get a drink, there's no room to stand, much less dance, there's no free swag for you, and all your friends gave up and went somewhere else. so what the hell is the point of parties like that?

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MP3:

The Subways are one of those bands that plays tight, predictable, punk-influenced rock. kinda like The Donnas, etc. can't really argue with it, but not exactly anything that's gonna pull a double-take out of you. so if you're that band, what do you do to get people's attention? you cover another band that is really really popular. like Tv On The Radio. that gets people's attention. it landed them here, after all.

• The Subways - Staring At The Sun

look ma! i got myspaced!

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4 comments:

  1. im still trying to get my mind wrapped around this event. thanks for the images, at least now my brain has something to reference as i sit and contemplate it.

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  2. your shots look great,
    i esp. love the guitar with the synced swimmers in the background!

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  3. A TV on the Radio cover? Isn't there a rule about that? Like the opposite of a statute of limitations? The lyrics to that song are cribbed from about 3 90s songs in the first place.

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  4. Hey man, I used a couple of your photos in a recent post about Japanther's syncronized swimming thing. (http://uberdionysus.livejournal.com/314203.html)

    It looks like we know all of the same people, and I used to work at Clovis with Aaron. (I missed Matt and Kim's last two shows, tho'.)

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