Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hopelessly, endlessly...kicking myself in the ass.

You know, when Muse came to the US to play Madison Square Garden, I remember saying to my friend Geoff, "hey, let's go see them". This amassed into a whirlwind of excitement followed by scouring the web for tickets inbetween running to the fridge to get more beer. Tragically, I was drunk when I said this, therefore when it actually came around to getting tickets and having to take off work etc, etc. I bowed out, not nearly as gracefully as someone of my stature would have liked. Granted I was late in jumping on the Muse fanwagon, having cited my initial run in with them years ago as "eh, I don't really like the guy's voice, what's with all the breaths he takes in between lines? Can't they like, edit that out?" How foolish was I? I know I know, i disregarded them without giving them much of a chance, but I stand here bfore you today as someone who loves Muse, as I think that they are one of the most original, awe-inspiring bands out there. Really there is no point to this post other than to share with you some mp3s, so if you're not familiar with Muse, or if you jumped the gun and quickly wrote them off (like I did), give them another shot. I promise you you won't be disappointed. As for me, I'm regretting not going to the show, but I suppose there is always next year.

Muse - Time is Running Out
Muse - Stockholm Syndrome
Muse - Falling Down
Muse - New Born
Muse - Bliss
Muse - Endlessly

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Toads 8/9/07

Sorry for the lack of posts, it has been a fairly hectic summer in terms of my own personal life and the fact that I have just started a new internship as well as grad school. Needless to say, I'm a fairly busy guy. However, I will try my best to grace this little website as much as possible, and today I have some pictures I took at the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club show at Toad's Place on August 9th (I know almost two months ago, what can I say?). Since it was so long ago and there was a lot of heavy drinking involved, I'm not going to even try to describe the show, just trust me when I say that it was damn good. if you're not familiar with BRMC, you should be, so here are some mp3s.