Thursday, September 30, 2010

Darlin' Don't You Go And Cut Your Hair

"Really rocking the mermaid look these days eh babe?"

I didn't realise my hair had gotten that long until it was pointed out to me. Truth is, I can't afford to get my hair cut until I get paid in a couple of weeks. And I hate getting my hair cut. Plus I've decided I have to go somewhere new and expensive this time which just adds a whole other level of procrastination to the process.

Ah shit. NO BIG HAIR.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Used To Complain, Now I Don't

Holy crap, mere words cannot express my love for White Rabbits.

The gig was probably on the most inconvenient night that ever existed and I had to overcome overtime, squabbling boys, lack of sleep and torrential rain just to get there. But it was worth it all.

White Rabbits are pure energy onstage. The double percussion makes for something special and unique, visually as well as audially. I love indie bands with piano, but these guys are so ridiculously talented that at various stages of the show they all just swap instruments. And they have two great vocalists!

Plus they always play my favourite song (Midnight and I) which always wins me over.I loved it. It was exactly what I needed. Still, it won't be long until I get that gig itch again.

By the way, these beautiful photos were (of course) not taken by me, but by this very nice photographer who just happened to be stood in front of me.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm Miss Nothing, I'm Miss Everything

I really miss it. Even though it was three weeks ago now. As the summer dwindles away (and it wasn't really much of a summer) all I have to do is listen to Band of Skulls or The Drums and close my eyes and it feels like I'm still there. Le sigh.

This year was the year of the brownie for myself. The very nice people at this stall were selling homemade cakes and hot beverages and I kept going back for a nice brew and a brownie to consume whilst watching a band. Really, I think that's what my heaven would be like: nice cuppa tea and great live bands.

Highlights of the weekend:

- Frank Turner (he played new material!!!)
- The Drums (waited most of Saturday to see them and Jonny did not disappoint with his mad dancing skillz)
- Hadouken! (always a crowd pleaser)
- Arcade Fire (they absolutely blew me away. The crowd was small, ridiculously so, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Spent the entire set dancing and stomping my wellingtons)
- The Goldheart Assembly (first thing Saturday morning, a very nice, tidy set. And they're supporting WAS in November!)
- Adam Green (the only highlight of Sunday; he was his usual boisterous self, blowing many kisses)
- 3OH3! (can't quite explain this one, but credit where credit is due, they were great)
and
- WEEZER (one of only two bands we saw on the main stage. Loved every second - just as epic as I'd imagined)

It was a good year. Hardly any rain; plenty sunshine, but very cold. Saw 28 bands in three days (full sets) and that's a job well done in my book and was at the front for Frank (mission accomplished). Oh Leeds, how I love thee.
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Friday, September 03, 2010

Won't You Lower Your Sword And Your Shield?



Here's the cliff notes version of my life as of RIGHT NOW:

- Just watched Clerks with Toni and Kyle. They have cool cats.
- Mmmm, pizza.
- Boys in CEX are cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
- Getting over festival flu. Slowly.
- Double shift at work tomorrow. Boo.
- My phone is in love with Skinny's phone.
- Met some porn stars at work today. Twin pornstars. Nice girls.
- I'm not joking.
- Band of Skulls are my iPod's flavour of the month right now.
- Scott Pilgrim changed my life.

-Frank Turner made my Leeds Fest (I'll give more detail on this when I'm not so epically busy)