The Faint Concert

4 08 2008

Well the concert finally happened and it was amazing. Drove down to Portland which was about a 3+ hour drive each way, which wasn’t bad knowing that The Faint was to be seen. I was also really quite suprised by the type of crowd that they attracted, I was not expecting to see so many normal people there. I figured it would be much more of an alternative crowd. But I got myself a t-shirt and their unreleased CD all for $20 which was a great deal.

The opening bands were Shy Child, which I was really impressed by, and Jaguar Love, which I think was a little lackluster. Shy Child is a duo of a drummer and a guy on a keytar, and they were actually quite good… at least I liked them. The other band, Jaguar Love, was really loud and didn’t seem to be in full control of their volume/sound which made it difficult to listen to. They did have a few very good songs but for the most part Jaguar Love was fairly underwhelming.

The Faint, on the other hand, blew me away. By far the best performance by any band I have ever seen. They had a really good set list, every song they played was really good. I do wish they had played ‘The Conductor’ but that’s okay since everything they DID play was perfect. They had parts where it was so loud that I actually started to get a bit dizzy and feel off balance as the wall of sound hit me, but that kind of added to the fun. I am extremely happy that I got through that rockslide and made it to the concert. Here is the cover art for their new CD, Fasciinatiion:

 

It was a great night.

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Freedom!

2 08 2008

So the road is finally getting cleared and is supposed to open in one hour, which is when I will be leaving to go back to the wonderful city that is a suburb of Seattle. That makes me very happy as I will also be able go see The Faint concert down in Portland tomorrow! It will be alot of driving though… and I hope my car got its tabs renewed so I can legally drive it down there. Either way I will be home tomorrow, since the drive will take at least 5-6 hours with all the traffic from opening the road. So hopefully this will be the end of my rockslide woes.

In other news, I watched another movie called “Our Happy Time” about a convict and girl falling in love. I don’t want to review it or anything right now because I have to prepare this house for leaving, i.e. take out the garbage, do the dishes, and laundry.

Once again in other news, a funny thing happened when I checked my blog stats after the last post, as my traffic to the site had a large spike due to my last post’s title having the word ‘sex’ in it. I found this pretty amusing as some people looking for ‘sex’, ‘erotic-romance’, and ‘korea sex’ ending up finding my movie review. Which probably did not lead any of them to what they were actually looking for… I almost feel sorry for them. I also feel like there are better places to find that than on blogs. Anyways I think that is it for tonight, I gotta get going so I can get back to Seattle at a less random hour of the day than 5 AM.





Stuck in Canada

1 08 2008

So I am currently stuck in Canada at my house in Whistler, BC. Here is a link to an article about why I am stuck here. This is annoying for several reasons

1. I am stuck in Canada

2. There is not really much to do here

3. My time before going to Korea is pretty limited and this is taking away 5 days that I would have at home to do things

4. I miss The Faint concert that I have been looking forward to for basically the whole summer

so as you can see I am less than happy about this. However, starting last night I have decided to start watching some Korean movies. I got three more to watch so hopefully that will kill about… 6 hours of this 5 day waiting period. Damn rocks… and their sliding… so yea I am stuck in Canada, and don’t really want to be here all that much anymore, as a two day trip turned into a week long one, and I only brought about three days worth of clothing so I have to rewash things every day in order to actually be wearing something clean.

Maybe I should go and try to find some way of learning some Korean or something. Possibly look online, maybe I will have some luck? I do leave in 23 days… so that might not be a bad idea. I would write more right now to give me something to do, but I really don’t have much to say, I guess if you don’t want to hear rambling then stop reading now, I may or may not continue writing about nonsense.

So I did find some new music while up here which makes me happy, as I am always going through music at a very fast pace which is kind of annoying because I get so easily bored with it, but thats kind of just how I am to begin with. Anyways now that I’ve deflected what I have actually been listening to for about a paragraph I will finally tell. The best song so far that I have heard is “Love is Noise” by The Verve, who I guess are a band again, since I remember them breaking up a while ago. It is a good song though and I recommend it to people that are people, and not to people that hate music.

Onto random subject #2… so I just turned around to stretch while writing and looked out the window and saw that my neighbors have about 60 square feet of fire wood… who in god’s name needs that much firewood, it is a bit ridiculous, even if we are in the cold semi-frozen north that is Canada. Plus their front-door light, that shines directly into my bedroom, is on all night which is pretty annoying.

So I guess I should find out how to use wordpress better so that this blog’s visuals don’t suck so people will be happier to read… whoever those people may be… probably a bunch of weirdos that want to read anything I write. Okay so I think that is the end of the rambling, I will go and try to do something productive rather than just sitting here writing endlessly about nothing… or at least go watch the wonderful-ness that is Canadian television (so you know thats sarcasm, which I use often, so yea… I don’t know where this note is going really).

P.S. this is a really good website that is funny and sometimes a bit gross and offensive http://failblog.org/