Wonk, did you not see Le Butcherettes at Coachella? I could have sworn we watched them together. I knew Omar was playing bass for them, but I didn't know she was singing for his sets as well. She's by far the most badass chick in music right now. Love love love her.
Ah fuck, I don't think I saw them with you? I'll have to check the schedule to jar my memory. Remember I've made it first band to last all three days at both Coachella 2011 and Coachella 2012. I go through funks while I'm at that festival.
EDIT: I checked the schedule, I had to have walked by Le Butcherettes, but I know I didn't watch them. I know I caught Lissie, Mantastique, and Oberhofer before their set, and I know I saw the beginning of Metronomy, then left for Band of Skulls, then went back and saw the end of Metronomy because I liked their set so much. Then I must have walked right by them on my way to catch the end of First Aid Kit. I believe I did find you on the way to First Aid Kit, and you came with me?
Also, Terri Gender Bender's (the vocalist you recently fell in love with) stage presence is unbelievable. I'm not sure if you are aware, but she fronts the band Le Butcherettes, who also rock hard tasty abs.
Ah, I did not know that. I'm downloading their albums now. I see their label is Rodriguez Lopez Productions. Well, there you go.
She can't have my heart, because it already belongs to Storm Large (as stormy coyly pointed out earlier), but she can have my adoration.
I'm walking home earlier this evening about to cross a street when I noticed a car approaching the stop sign way too fast. I'm a defensive walker, I don't like get hit by cars, so I stopped before entering the street. The car did finally slow down a bit, but blew through the stop sign without stopping. No big deal, but the vehicle in question was the fucking Po Po. Seriously?
Holy fuck shit, they just signed "steroids" Cabrera!!! Fucking awesome
Not a bad signing. I've said it before, but I believe most athletes are juiced, still. Testing is so far behind the current steroid technology that the only people who get caught are the guys using last year's shit. Seriously, if you had a chance to triple your income by taking illegal drugs, wait, this is probably the wrong crowd for this question.
I'm amazed the Blue Jays gave him so much money. I didn't think anyone would offer him more than $4 million on a one year deal.
I like what the Blue Jays are doing. They've been forced to play fourth fiddle in the east with the Yankees and Red Sox annually outspending everyone, and the Rays leading the league in how to run a franchise. Right when the Yankees and Red Sox are more vulnerable than they have been in the last decade, the Blue Jays apply the pressure.
That's too bad that Danny Brown has a hype man behind him now, the two times I've seen him he just had a very very white DJ who mouthed the words behind him. But uh, yeah, if your group was easily offended then you definitely couldn't stay, he's not exactly PC...
I wouldn't say they are that easily offended, it wasn't your typical "fuck a bitch fuck a ho" type comment. It came off more like, "all women are fucking dumb." And yes, his very white DJ was also there.
Danny Brown (and Schoolboy Q) performed with A$AP Rocky and his crew of fuckheads later that night while I was flying solo. It was such a train wreck that I couldn't look away. I ended up watching it for 20 minutes.
I'll never understand how filling the stage with a bunch of people screaming different catch phrases while you rap is a good idea. It's like if I was going to read poetry, and gave extra microphones to Gilbert Godfrey, Roseanne Barr, Ray Lewis, Sam Kinnison, and the lead singer of Napalm Death, and said, "you know what, just do your thing while I'm out there." And you know those guys think they're killing it every night. "Yo dawg, remember when all six of us were singing different songs at the same time? Man, the crowd was eating that shit up yo."
I caught the first half of Danny Brown. He was fairly legible, and I like his voice and flow, but I never enjoy the "hype man" style of hip-hop live, where you have a bunch of people running around stage yelling a bunch of different things. It was only Danny Brown and one hype guy, but that hype guy had enough annoyance to make it seem like there were more of him. My Danny Brown experience ended when the hype man yelled out something along the lines of, "Bitches ain't nuthin but a bunch of dumb ass hos." Since I had bitches in my crew, it was time to leave.
There was a pretty funny moment when Danny Brown finished one of his verses with, "I'm the black Brad Pitt, I'm the Black Brad Pitt, suck my dick." Then he kept repeating the phrase like it was the chorus of the song (maybe it is?). For some reason, this comment became my battle cry for the rest of the weekend. I must have called myself the black Brad Pitt while mimicking Danny's voice fifty times (suck my dick).
I was just reading about some other guys the M's are interested in. They are talking Billy Butler and "they would conceivably part with young, high-end pitching to acquire him. Butler is under contract through 2014 with a club option for 2015, though the Royals are unsure if they have enough offense to move him right now."
Apparently I'm terrible at chores like writing reviews. Badchoices, I'm letting you down.
So here's a mini review of Omar:
I was extremely disappointed when he didn't show Friday. I'm a Mars Volta fan. I was basically stalling my crew near the orange stage because Omar was supposed to be there, and he was ten minutes late. I had to know what the shit was going on. I finally heard a staff member make the announcement, "his bus broke down, we really hope we can fit him in later this weekend. He's sorry." That wasn't word for word, but it was very sincere for both Omar and the festival organizers.
"Fuck" I thought. He'll never get "fit in" later this weekend. Turns out some rapper who canceled the festival last year did so again this year, and Omar was back on. I only figured this out because the festival updated their website with Omar playing in said rapper's place. The first thing I did every morning was to check that days lineup on my phone, just so I knew how much time I had to kill in Austin before I had to arrive. I mentioned above, I didn't even want to go back to that festival after day one.
I did check in on the board that weekend, and ya'll stated what I already knew, so thanks for that. Had I not randomly discovered this information, ya'll were on point.
I got to see Omar from a far. I caught more than half of his set, and it was fantastic. Like I mentioned above, there were no monitors there, and I was near the back, so I didn't get a great view, but kick fucking ass. The last time I saw Omar (at Coachella 2011), he had a high school yelper kid fronting his band, and it was so fucking annoying. The chick fronting his band this time around was powerful, like YYY and Flo tha Machine powerful. I love her. I love her. I love her.