Memorable radio moment:
I turn on the radio. Live 105. Commercial. "Now you've got a friend in the diamond business…" Pre-recorded news. "Former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell…" Station program director Sean Demery interrupts to mock Pantera. Haha. Caller requests Soul Coughing. Good choice. DJ plays "Super Bon Bon." Typical. DJ asks listeners to identify a sound clip. Easy. "Tonight, Tonight" by the Smashing Pumpkins. DJ plays "A Letter to Elise" by The Cure. Sweetness.
I attended Live 105's Not So Silent Night winter music festival on Friday.Lots of thirtysomethings dancing.
New rule: Girls 5'6" or shorter who try to squeeze by me toward the front of a pit will have their ears ripped off. As for the guys who do, I'll leave them alone. I can beat up girls though!
Taking Back Sunday
Nolan wisely left.
Stole the show, in my opinion. Matthew Bellamy is a total rock star. I want his keyboard with different lights triggered by each key.
Paul Banks wore a bucket hat and looked like Johnny Depp. His mic was jacked. Carlos D looked like a Nazi played by Crispin Glover. I liked when the drummer simultaneously drummed and smoked a cigarette.
Brandon Flowers looked like a cross between Scott Weiland and Joel from Good Charlotte. Easy on the eyeliner, buddy. Also: What's up with the diamond-studded keyboard stand? You're not Paris Hilton. The band sounded weak when Brandon wasn't playing keyboards. Consider hiring someone.
People say Franz stole the show. To each his own, although the audience did mark out like whoa for "Take Me Out." Alex Kapranos looked like Geoff Rickly of Thursday dressed like a Hive.
Played nine songs, only four of which were off the hit album, among them a particularly crappy version of "Float On." Needless to say, the band did not endear themselves to any non-fans. Again, to each his own. They played all my favorite songs. Plus, I admire artists that don't give a shit about what the audience wants. We try to do that on this website.
Isaac mumbled something about how he thought radio shows usually suck and how he actually dug all the bands that played Not So Silent Night, adding that "any show without Blink 182 is good with me."
Dan The Automator
Spun hip hop during set changes. Handsome Boy Modeling School and Gorillaz tracks sound "ear delicious" on a massive soundsystem. At one point, Lyrics Born joined him to perform "Callin' Out." Time flies…