Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 11, 2011 10:53:59 GMT -5
My response is that I liked Modest Mouse when they were the band they used to be, wrote songs that sound like the songs they used to write and then performed them like insane people. It IS your fault for not seeing them in 1999. If you had, you'd probably feel the same way I do.
Basically, she makes me feel good about the "flopping around like a fish" style of dance that I myself have mastered ;D
This. Yes. Me too. Its a delicate balance between a flopping fish and The Elaine. I've mastered both. We can dance close by during her set. Deal?
As for the MM setlist argument, I've got to let you all take it away because like I've said, I haven't seen them, so I can't claim to know how the crowd interacts or the songs they do or don't play. I'm also a casual fan and don't know their entire discography like WSS does. I'll let you know my own opinion about their performance AFTER I see them. I have no doubts, though, that I will enjoy seeing them perform.
My response is that I liked Modest Mouse when they were the band they used to be, wrote songs that sound like the songs they used to write and then performed then like insane people. It IS your fault for not seeing them in 1999. If you had, you'd probably feel the same way I do.
Okie I haven't really done this for the same reason Cat had, but I think I'm ready to do it now.. I'm not really going to follow the format though. Just warning you.
DFA1979 - so excited to see them! Practice my headbanging for the weekend (*) Against Me! - When I didn't have a car, my brother used to drive me, and this was ALL he listened too, so I'll probably watch Foo Dr. Garbanzohters- There's nothing better to do really... Plus I know some songs.
Saturday (not really sure what I'm going to do.. currently checking out more bands, but it's looking like:)
Alberta Cross The Head and the Heart Local Natives Wolf Parade The Antlers (*) Iron & Wine (*) Robyn or Glitch Mob Sleigh Bells BASSNECTAR (*)
Sunday (I'll probably take some heat for this.. but I wanted to do one day of hanging out at the very front of the main stage all day.. This is that day.. So the plan is:)
Smith Westerns The Drums Fitz & The Tantrums Tokyo Police Club Beach House Cold War Kids Flogging Molly The Flaming Lips(*) Modest Mouse(*) Ratatat (*)
I'm really bummed about missing Yeasayer and Gayngs, but I can't miss the FLAMING FUCKING LIPS.
Wavves Young the Giant Chromeo (*) Guided by Voices Foster the People Surfer Blood(*) !!! (*) Skrillex or Decemberists (depending how partied out I am) Deerhunter (*) Major Lazer Wilco, I guess
I've seen MM 3 times and 2 of those times they were touring 'We were dead' or 'Good News'. Doesnt everyone know that when a band tours in support of an album, they generally play a lot of songs off that album? I know MM has a shit ton of older songs but its basically impossible for them to please everybody. Even when I saw them touring those 2 albums probably 40% of the songs they played werent off those 2 albums. You cant really expect them to rip through everything pre 2001 and then just play Float On to please the crowd when they have new fans that may only know those 2 albums (sad but true).
I'm with stamps though, The Moon and Antartica through and through followed by a few others like Broke, Never Ending Math Equation, Polar Oposites... that would make my life.