Post by Peter Gibbons on Oct 25, 2014 5:41:45 GMT -5
I grew up on oldies. One of the most exciting moments of my youth was getting picked up from pre-school in my dad's '57 Chevy Nomad. Purple paint, windshield wipers that moved like they were about to lose a job, and no seat belts. This is where I learned about music. I didn't have to deal with misinformation from Wayne Coyne (The Soft Bulletin and less) or the douchebaggery that is the Cold War Kids. It was the Beatles, The Doors, The Stones, and Bob Seger. I have no idea how I turned into a indie hipster douchebag.
I'm the person that played ? and the Mysterians at my wedding reception just because we were at a Mexican restaurant.
We tend to follow bands that press play or cancel shows because Zach Hill and Stefan Burnett can't get along. We eat drugs and convince ourselves that Sigur Rós is the best band that ever existed.
HG will talk about The Residents and his hatred towards U2, badchoices will turn us onto new metal bands, nick will be a dick; but where is the love for Steppenwolf, Etta James, and Boyz II Men?
I grew up on oldies from the radio; I can't be the only person that has a sentimental feeling towards them.
Post by Peter Gibbons on Jun 18, 2014 3:10:42 GMT -5
Favorite sets: The National, Die Antwoord, Outkast, Queens, Violent Femmes, Phosphorescent, Panda Bear
Best hip hop performance by an artist not named Outkast: Sir Sly
Biggest disappointment: Chicken Strips from the Yetti
Biggest disappointment(2): That somebody actually wanted to see Cold War Kids.
Biggest disappointment(3): No hands up my butt this year. I must be losing it.
Biggest race card douchebag: Rodriguez
Biggest surprise to see standing next to us during Phantogram: Random dude from my shitty men's league basketball team in Alaska.
Worst recreation of a set from the past: Black Joe Lewis & the TP
Quit yelling at me: De La Soul
Winner of the MIA conflict: Chicken strips from the Yetti
Easiest boarder for me to recognize IRL: Gibbons
Best alcoholic breakfast food: MacNaughtons
Awkward boarder interaction: Nick
Best Idea Ever: Giant friend camp (I suppose that includes Nick)
Best cuddle puddle moment: Pea getting hip checked before completing a cuddle puddle dive. It was the alligator, he has no control over it, nor is he responsible for its actions.
Co-Best Canadian Moments: American Music/So American
Worst/Best Drink: Emergen-C & Vodka
Best Recovery: Sam. Dude actually checked the credentials of the security person that was fucking with him. Then he proceeded hoist the tallest person I've ever seen onto his shoulders for a solid 5 minutes.
Best end to the festival: I wasn't down with Minor Fazer, but I can't complain about the fireworks. Lots of weekend 2 money thrown around.
EDIT: Best Moment: When Panda Bear dropped a spectator right next to me. People need to learn the recovery position if they are going to see Panda Bear.
Post by Peter Gibbons on Jun 16, 2014 14:16:51 GMT -5
After Derek Norris was hit on the glove hand by Yangervis Solarte's back swing, it looked like he may not be able to stay in the game. So John Jaso and Stephen Vogt did what any concerned teammates would do: race each other to see who could get their gear on first.
Post by Peter Gibbons on Jun 12, 2014 2:42:26 GMT -5
I did this last year. It was not fun. I had a full playlist on my mp3 player, but I got drunk that night and lost that shit. This is a a partial list that I still have on my computer. There was a dinner portion also, so I had a separate playlist for the actual dancing part.
First Dance: Etta James - At Last (It had been 8 years, so it was fitting)
Prince - 1999 Prince - Kiss Jackson 5 - ABC Michael Jackson - Bad Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal Really any Michael Jackson Outkast - The Way You Move Outkast - Hey Ya! Macklemore - And We Danced (to scare the old people away) Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You B52's - Love Shack Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough Village People - YMCA Abba - I suppose any Abba songs will work (old people LOVE Abba) Talking Heads - Burning Down The House Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers Dire Straits - Money for Nothing Al Green - Let's Stay Together Question Mark and the Mysterians - 96 Tears (We did do our reception at a Mexican restaurant) Lots of Fleetwood Mac Cream - Sunshine of Your Love The Cure - Love Song The Doors - Hello, I love You Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever (Hahaha) Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is (Shit has gotten real sappy) John Paul Young - Love in in the Air The Kinks - You Really Got Me Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman Peter Frampton - Baby, I Love Your Way Romantics - What I Like About You Exile - I Want to Kiss You All Over
EDIT: Obviously in desperation I started grabbing any song that had "love" in it.