Too bad I wont be able to attend this year, as I am moving to the Bay Area in May. Hopefully, I will be able to join you guys next year. Everyone have a blast.
Where are you moving?
We are not sure yet. Probably East Bay like Berkeley or Lake Merritt area. SF proper is just too expensive. I've been asking a bunch of buddies/relatives their suggestion and everybody tells us something different. I've heard that Oakland is kinda sketchy but the Lake Merritt area is alright.
Just bought tickets to Pavement at the Greek and Caribou at the Independant, so it cuts the loss of missing Sasquatch a little bit. Now if I can just get some LCD and BSS tickets, I'll be halfway there.
You live in the Bay Area, right? You going to any of those shows?
It is true that searching a bands name on YouTube can lead to some very strange results, its nice having someone with knowledge of the band post the video for you. The comment about Ween on youtube is so true, none of their good videos come up at first.
Exactly. People that are familiar with a band posting their favorite youtubes is much more of a service than a hindarence.
I decided to give Evil Urges another try the other day after not listening to it for a few months and I must say something about it finally clicked with me. I'm really enjoying that album now. But yea, Z and Okonokos are top-priorities for a new MMJ listener.
If you can pinpoint what clicked, please let me know. I start listening to the album, get to "peanut butter puddin' surprise," and shut it off as I shudder.
Best thing to start with is Z. Its the most accessible album IMHO. If you don't like it then forgetaboutit.
Does the version of One Big Holliday on the Sasquatch festival page music player do anything for you? If not, then MMJ is probably not for you. But if you like that, you will like Z and the live show on Okonokos. I know it sounds a little southern rockish but if you can get with that you will really enjoy their stuff.
But even so, the middle of the card is much stronger than most festival see. There are usually gaps in quality as you go down, but this lineup is very consistent.
Yeah, they spent a ton more on dance/electronic acts this year than last year. DeadMau5 (even though he was there last year is definitely a pretty penny this year), plus Simian Mobile Disco, Boyz Noize, Z-Trip, Booka Shade, A-trak, Neon Indian are a big jump up from last year where the big acts were DeadMau5, Crystal Castles, Tobacco, Girl Talk, and Chromeo DJ set.
Plus they are going to add more comedy and a couple more big acts like last year. Remember when they added Mos Def, Crystal Castles, SSSS, Deerhoof, and Murder City Devils. I would expect more of the same this year. There will be plenty of good bands added this year to help fill out your (aka methodacting's) needs.
Anyways, I agree that the headliners aren't huge names but they are bands that I like much more than last years mediocre but bigger name headliners. I mean we all complained that KOL was not headline material last year and then they ended up being headliners for ACL, Lolla last year and Bonnaroo this year. Maybe MMJ will be the next band to follow that trend. You never know. Sasquatch is the trend setter!
Then I need a good cd to get into MMJ, BSS & Dr. Dog
Get "It Still Moves" by MMJ.
Also check out Z and the live dvd/cd Okonokos. Their newest album, Evil Urges is not as consistently good as It still Moves or Z, but they will probably be playing a bunch of songs off of it, so you should check that out too.
Post by psychicofficer on Feb 25, 2010 13:30:33 GMT -8
Make sure they give you a thorough walk through on the exact RV that you are renting. It will probably take around 30 minutes to show you all the different stuff that is involved, generator, a/c, etc...
Also, if you can get an RV with a screen that shows you the rear of the RV, they are much easier to drive, in my opinion.