Jan 2 2011, 13h34 por keport
Nov 2 2010, 6h17 por mikasaurmercurystatic and I saw the Gorillaz concert at the Oracle Arena last Saturday, the day before Halloween.
She and I arrived as the opening band N*E*R*D had already started (and after we paid the $30 parking fee!). I'd say about one out of every 10 or so people were dressed up, so it was fun to see the various costumes. I went dressed as Dr. Horrible and got a couple of compliments from the people who recognized who I was.
The Oracle arena is the Oracle arena, so there's not really much explanation needed. It's a huge sports arena where the Warriors play and most of the seats were occupied. The one weird thing I noticed was that the floor usually reserved for general admission was filled with rows of seats. And mercurystatic noticed that the top level -- the balcony I suppose -- was blocked off. I guess Gorillaz and N*E*R*D can't fill up a venue like Silversun Pickups and Muse can.
N*E*R*D was apparently pretty popular a while ago? Mercurystatic recognized one or two songs that I had never heard in my entire life. …
Out 20 2010, 18h48 por KarmakazeTwiceTue 19 Oct – Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjmpB41nBZ0Cloud of Unknowing
Abr 8 2010, 16h24 por vercettyExactly 4 years ago I wrote this A-Z of fave tracks..
A to Z of songs in my collection. The only 3 rules I applied are 1. Alphabetical (obviously) 2. Terrific Music 3. Songs (IOW, no classical stuff, dance etc. - otherwise it would never be finished).
I've incidentally become 4 years older - let's make this a tradition!
A] Arriving Somewhere but Not Here
B] Back Broke
C] Cloud of Unknowing
D] Don't Ask
E] En Melody
F] Futurism Vs. Passéism Pt.2
H] Hiding Neath My Umbrella
I] I Wanna Be Where You Are
L] Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
M] The Mall & Misery
N] Nothing Pure Can Stay
P] Porté disparu
Q] Quiet As A Mouse
R] Right Into The Bliss
U] Ursa Minor
V] Vampire Forest Fire
Y] You Go On Ahead
Got em? all 26? cool. all brilliant tracks.
It so happens that soon VeRCEttY - (not telling!) will be released by yours truly. Maybe next year I'll make it into my own list ;/
Mar 16 2010, 6h28 por wyvernxk7Have you listened through the new album by the Gorillaz, Plastic Beach? If not, what ARE you waiting for!?
This album took about half a listen-through before it caught. I was listening to it in the car, and thus wasn't paying the most attention to it, so when I got in, I immediately immersed myself with a pair of headphones... That was yesterday. I've listened to the album and bonus tracks, demo tracks, and the Stylo remixes, all of which add up to ~85 glorious minutes, about ten times since then. The album is simply pervasive and addictive.
One listen-through might merit it a lukewarm reception, but only because it's very much a concept album. The casual listener will hear one word, repeated over and over: Plastic. It is a motif for the album, but is interspersed in a way that, once you are submerged in the music, it no longer stands out (except a bit on Rhinestone Eyes, but that song is so fantastic that a little awkwardness almost helps to strengthen the rest of it, if that's possible).