Do you like pinball? Beer? If yes we have tons of that. We also have some amazing parks. What kind of things do you like to do?
I do like both of those things. Especially beer. Last time I was there I was in a rush so did not see much. Caught a Surfer Blood show, had some really good Thai and bought a crap load of cds at Everyday Records.
The only plan I have this time is maybe checking out the Damon & Naomi show and buying a crap load more cds.
Anywhere that is unique or interesting would be great.
I might have to miss most of Wolf Parade for Trailer Park Boys.
I am really bummed for this conflict. I have watched every episode more times than I am comfortable saying. That being said I am a bit of a Spencer Krug fanboy and this will be my last chance to see them live.
Post by grandpagreen on May 18, 2011 13:38:36 GMT -5
There are a few bands that I would say have done some experimental stuff. Caribou, The Dirty Projectors and Battles come to mind. I may be thinking of the word experimental completely differently though.
Wayne's neediness for love is completely over the top these days. WAY over the top. It was at the point where I actually felt embarrassment for him, watching him. It would hold the show up for five minutes at a time.
We saw them here in Portland right before Embryonic came out; in spite of a good set list a lot of the more road-worn oldies were starting to sound a little tired and Wayne's burgeoning diva behavior left me feeling a little cold. They did play "Bad Days" and "Unconsciously Screamin" (!!!!!), but if I never hear that dirge-like lullaby version of "Yoshimi pt. 1" again I'd die happy. Ridiculously indulgent.
My girlfriend at one point during the show asked why he has such low self esteem. Maybe at the start everyone can just yell "We love you Wayne" and he will not feel the need to ask between every song.
I see the Lips at least every eighteen months or so, but I haven't heard them play "The Gash" in almost ten years; some of those songs never. This isn't going to be same ol' same ol'.
Amen. I have only seen them play "Waiting for Superman" and "Race for the Prize". This should be amazing.
Also I'm guessing I was at the same show Abominable was at the second Malkin Bowl show. I had a great time but something was a bit off that night. Also Wayne seemed a little too needy for love that show. I much preferred the first time they played that venue.
Worst conflicts: Guided by Voices vs The Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins Show
This is the reason I'm almost glad I'm not going this year. I'd hate to have to make this decision. #hashtagsareforidiots #1 and #hashtagsareforidiots #2 on my list. They did this to me last year with Pavement and Dirty Projectors. Just no fair.
That was my biggest conflicts last year too. I think I will end up doing Guided by Voices. I know Paul F. Tompkins will play Vancouver at some point but who knows when I will get the chance to see Guided by Voices.
Also conflict that didn't happen that brings a tear to my eye: Flaming Lips vs. Archers of Loaf.
For three years in a row my friends and I did the same thing but they caught on last year so I don't see a problem sharing it. We used to empty out a pringles can and then stick water bottles full of booze inside them. Throw a few pringles on top and then close it with the paper seal still on top so it looks unopened. I don't know what happened but last year we only got about half of it in so we're not going to be doing that anymore.