I had totally forgotten about this blog. I am sorry, you guys. Things have been pretty crazy lately. How does one prepare for interstellar space travel? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I’m posting on my iPhone 3G hopefully for the last time. My birthday was on Friday and I pre-ordered an iPhone 4 for myself. I totally deserve it. Brax has turned on me about the Owl City thing. I’m rather shocked. For such a self proclaimed fan of electronic music and a hater of autotune, I thought he would be with me in disliking something so mediocre in comparison to other acts he champions on a constant basis. Maybe I’m starting to get more bitter now that I’m another year older. Either way, I know I’m right.
I guess I kind of suck at this blog thing. Hey, Brax isn’t so great at it either. We’ve been busy going to shows, working on new material, and cleaning up after that filthy slug, Bernie. He’s all right, I guess. I’m still kind of freaking out about this whole Comic-Con debacle. Thanks to Travel Planners I now have to choose between the touch tank at Sea World and the wilds of Mission Bay. Either one leads to certain doom. Hopefully a third option will present itself soon.
I was going to post a rant about Comic-Con and the insane hotel situation a couple days ago but a good friend has helped us out of a bind. I was beginning to think I would have to sleep in Mission Bay or stay with my relatives at Sea World or something! Let me tell you, I wasn’t looking forward to have kids gawk at me all day and try to pet me. No thank you. But yeah, we’ll be at Comic-Con. Phil and Brendan are working on planning some meetups and we all are hoping to have our zine done by then to show off to folks. It should be an awesome time!
If you are not doing anything on April 3rd you really need to buy a ticket to The New Limb’s album release show at The House of Blues in Anaheim. Yes, there’s been some great albums this year so far but I am not lying in saying this one is probably my most anticipated. I know I gush quite a bit about these guys on here, but they deserve it. They are definitely one of the most talented and charismatic bands I’ve seen perform in ages and from what I hear their debut full length will not disappoint. Also, they recently won Best Indie Band at the OC Music Awards, so if that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does. I am saddened by the fact that I will be out of town that weekend but I know there will be plenty more chances to see the band as they are only going to get bigger after this monumental show!
Remember Zines? I’ve always been a fan, so much so that Brax and I are currently in the planning stages of publishing our first zine. I’m not sure what we’re going to call it yet. I’m partial to Manny Rules the World but for some reason Brax isn’t keen on that. Brendan and Phil will be contributing their comics to the project, which is pretty cool, I guess. I’m looking to review some albums so if you have one you would like to send or tell me about, be sure to let me know.
OK, first question: What is the deal with the question marks next to Thom Yorke? Does that mean Radiohead is playing? Is it Thom Yorke and unknown guests? Is there some new band I don’t know about called the Question Marks? Either way, Day 3 definitely sounds awesome and I am really going to have to consider braving the crowds and the heat to see Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and who knows, De La freaking Soul, Gary Numan (I wonder if his mentions on The Mighty Boosh have anything to do with this resurgence), and tons of other great bands. The other days look good, don’t get me wrong. I mean, I’d consider going to Day 1 just to see The Specials, but Day 3 really is irresistible for me. I wonder if the Gorillaz are going to do that crazy Pepper’s Ghost thing they’ve done with some of their previous live shows so the characters are actually on stage. That would be NUTS. Now I just have to stock up on SPF 50 sunscreen as Manta Rays burn pretty quickly. Can’t wait!
Got some tunes you would like me to listen to? Want to tell me how awesome I am? You can now do that by going here and sending me a message. You can even send me questions and I will answer them right here on this blog. So go ahead, what are you waiting for?
So Brax did an interview with our band, M.R.B. and it was going well at first. Then that stinking plant ruined everything. Well, Brax did because he kept talking to her like she actually had something to say. At first it was kind of cute and funny, now she’s stealing my spotlight. Anyways, check out the interview and our MySpace page. We’re working on getting some tracks done. Although I keep telling Brax no one cares about MySpace anymore. He just won’t listen.
So the lineup for Coachella is starting to shape up and I am beginning to think I might brave the sweaty masses of humans this time around. I haven’t been to Coachella since 2004 and that was pretty insane. I nearly lost a chunk of my fin during The Pixies and someone thought I was an inflatable toy during The Flaming Lips. But Devo is confirmed as well as Muse and Phoenix and if even a third of the “Heavily Rumored” bands show up, I will be in heaven. If Pavement is there I will go no matter what. Wowee Zowee indeed.