Re: I don't get it
- --- In fearnwhiskey@y..., Lance Davis <lwdavis1@y...> wrote:
>Do you mean "new" British music like Radiohead-influenced bands like
> most everything British
Coldplay,Doves, Idlewild etc? Or are you talking about the Stones and
the Kinks, my friend?
> Sleater-Kinneysay it aint so, Lance. Say it aint so! Actually, you either love or
loathe Corin Tucker's voice. I happen to love it. I can't wait for
their new record to come out in August.
> WilcoI'll agree with both of these. Jimmie Dale Gilmore's voice is so
> Jimmie Dale Gilmore
trembly and whiny.
> Nick Caveoh the humanity! I'm going home to play the Boatman's Call <g>.
Lisa, back to work
> To me they're just kind of tepid. I saw them play withI saw that show too and I'd agree with you that the Dismemberment Plan
>the Dismemberment Plan at the EMP in February
>and it was all just this big long, introspective, rather
>monotonous navel gazing type of show. They didn't
>hold up at all to the level of energy that Travis et al bring to
really did slay them and wipe them off the stage. On record I find a lot
more to love about Death Cab, but as far as live shows go, the 'Plan is very
hard to beat.
>I was bred to hate L.A. Growing up in San Francisco, you don't get much of
> I also kind of find the Los Angeles song ironic...I loved living
>in LA and would probably go back in a heartbeat if I had
>a job opportunity there. But I find it interesting that people
>from the northwest love to put this song up as some sort of
>anthem when so much of the music scene in the area seems
>like its trying really hard to create this micro-cosmic big-industry
>feel LA capitol records kind of feel.
a choice. <g> Actually, that's only kinda true. San Francisco, though, is
one of the greatest cities in the entire world and I think if you grew up
there it is very hard to put L.A. on equal footing with it. When I hear
people complain about L.A. though it is often about the culture and the
people. Sure the city is ugly and smoggy, but we had more than our fare
share of that in the Bay Area. L.A. though is seen as a place where shows
are filled with industry types that sit in the back, wear shades (inside!)
and talk on their cell phones. It is surely seen as a big industry LA
capitol records feel as you say, but the people in SF don't try to create or
copy that...they actually work towards the opposite. That's what they are
I can't speak for anything north of SF, though.
But I'm in North Carolina now, so what do I know. :^)