Mar 112008
 

Here’s a video of some of the performances at the Edwardian Ball back in January (and pics).

Despite being incredibly sick, I had a fantastic time and saw a few of my favorite people. Since I was so busy having fun, I didn’t bother taking a lot of footage (which brings back the constant internal struggle between documenting and experiencing.) Everybody was fabulously dressed up and you couldn’t tell the difference between the performers and attendees. I love costume parties.

Nov 072006
 

Clandestine was awesome. wow. There were some great costumes. The interrogation scene was soooooo sosososososoooo hot. Yumminess abounded.

I went to see ok go on thurs. Their music is semi-standard happy pop (which I am really into at the moment) and they are a lot of fun in concert. Like, “we’re gonna set up a mini stage in the middle of the audience to perform our acoustic songs”, “we’re gonna randomly run through the crowd and bounce around”, and “we’re gonna do our music video dance”. The most amusing thing the singer said: “So I hear that San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country.” *crowd cheers*. “Wow, you’re really proud of that?”

Here’s the link again to their treadmill music video

Nov 072006
 

Clandestine was awesome. wow. There were some great costumes. The interrogation scene was soooooo sosososososoooo hot. Yumminess abounded.

I went to see ok go on thurs. Their music is semi-standard happy pop (which I am really into at the moment) and they are a lot of fun in concert. Like, “we’re gonna set up a mini stage in the middle of the audience to perform our acoustic songs”, “we’re gonna randomly run through the crowd and bounce around”, and “we’re gonna do our music video dance”. The most amusing thing the singer said: “So I hear that San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country.” *crowd cheers*. “Wow, you’re really proud of that?”

Here’s the link again to their treadmill music video

Jul 202006
 

Yesterday was beautiful. Ryan (the CTO) told me I was doing a great job and he felt that I was really responsible and reliable. *weee!* Not only did I get into work at 11 and left at 5, but I also get Friday off ‘since we’ve all been working so hard’. With an hour and a half to spare yesterday before my Italian class, I went to Rasputin.

Here’s the rundown:
Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs – not bad, a bit White Strips-ey. It didn’t strike me as anything amazing. Their website is awesome, though.

Drowaton by The Starlight Mints – I like the variety of sounds they use. (Think Polyphony Spree, but much much less) Somehow they manage to blend violin and whistling into a song that remains interesting throughout. Favored tracks on Drowaton: Torts, Rhino Stomp, The Bee

Bring It Back by Mates of state – Many of their songs sound very similar, but it’s cute happy pop, so I don’t mind that much. Though, I don’t know if I could listen to the whole album straight through again in one sitting. Favored tracks are: Like U Crazy, For the Actor

I am a little disappointed that Mates of State is touring with Death Cab, only because tix are too hard to get and cost too much. I saw Death Cab a few years ago at the Fillmore and they’re not bad live, but they are certainly not worth more than $30 at the Berkeley Greek Theatre (venue suckage, and the show is sold out anyway). I also don’t particularly care for their newest album, Plans.

And if anyone is interested, Ozma is playing at GAMH on Saturday. Now that claymation is flying up here instead of our driving down, I may check it out.