Saturday, August 29, 2009

listening to la roux

silly english pop star fodder but she's quite sweet and charming and down to earth. fun to see when pop stars are just starting out, before they're "seasoned". plus that song "bulletproof" has been stuck in my head all day, so you have to hear it too so it can be stuck in your head (if you already are in the UK then you can laugh at me because i'm sure you hear it on the radio every day).. sorta tilda swinton-ish? but the hair...well, i think it can only last for one album.

i guess, also, since posting all those clippings yesterday...well i guess this is sort of the new version of clippings from magazines? you tube'm gonna go with that i think, maybe do this for other bands as i get obsessed with finding little weird info and clips about them. sounds right! things is though, 20 years later, i won't have you tube clips in a folder under my bed. sad. but in some ways more humanizing than the magazine articles we used to read. (love when the shapes explode)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


OK, here are the rules. Test your memory and your love of live music by listing 50 artists or bands (or as many as you can remember) you've seen in concert. An act you saw at a festival and opening acts count, but only if you can't think of 50 other artists. Oh, and list the first concert you ever saw (you can remember that, can’t you)?

Should you choose this challenge, here's what you do:
Copy my note. Click on “notes” under tabs on your profile page. Select "write a new note" in the top corner. Paste the copy in the body of the note. Make your list. Once you've saved, don't forget to tag friends (including me) on the right.

ok, i did end with friends bands, good ones, and a few obscure ones, and i'm sure i've seen other shows too. sorry , this is all i have in my brain tonight.


1. gene loves jezebel
2. new order
3. echo and the bunnymen
4. cranes
5. love and rockets
6. the pixies
7. depeche mode
8. siouxsie and the banshees
9. muse
10. catatonia
11. cocteau twins
12. skinny puppy
13. nine inch nails
14. lamb
15. luscious jackson
16. pj harvey
17. pulp
18. kristen hersh
19. shellac
20. lady sovereign
21. dresden dolls
22. jaggery
23. r.e.m.
24. susanne vega
25. bikini kill
26. le tigre
27. stereolab
28. M.I.A.
29. Bauhaus
30. Yeah Yeah Yeah's
31. The Creatures
32. Dead Can Dance
33. Garbage
34. thrill kill kult
35. Hole (acoustic at Rough Trade in London)
36. Laurie Anderson
37. New Young Pony CLub
38. rebecca moore
39. Ari up
40. tracy and the plastics
41. duran duran
42. siouxsie sioux (just siouxsie)
43. tampasm (terrible name!!!)
44. diamanda galas (sat by her feet....amazing!)
45. huggy bear
46. the dust dive
47. the raincoats
48. tara de long
49. lianne hall
50. bela emerson