Monday, May 16, 2005

uncontroversial post (hopefully)

I'll try to get this post off quick because I have missed some work lately and I need to get busy. So by now everybody knows that the secret show on friday was LCD Soundsystem at the Fool's Foundation. There was a pre-show BBQ at the Gentleman's club. I didn't attend either, because just between you and me, my parents are trying to drive me crazy. And I am crazy. Crazy like a fox. So my friday night consisted of:
a) crying
b) eating freezer-burned rocky road ice cream in bed (fuck you, bitch store!-anyone who has lived in my hood knows what the bitch store is, even though it's a misnomer cuz the lady is really nice if a bit reserved, but watch out for their ice cream!)
c) getting stoned
d) watching movies
e) taking tylenol with codeine (it's prescribed)
f) falling asleep at 9:30

I know, it sounds fun. I heard the show was really good, although I heard the drummer the next night saying that it felt like they were playing at a teen center. addendum-he also said it was fun. and he said none of this in a snotty way.

Anyways, I didn't mind missing that show so much because I had tix for the sold-out show the next night at the Fillmore, LCD and M.I.A. Spent the day in SF watching the fog roll in even though it had been a beautiful summer day in Sac. The fog made my bangs curl, which puts me in a pretty bad mood, but I bravely soldiered on. We rolled into Amoeba just as M.I.A. was ending her free show, which we didn't know about. The place seemed more packed than I have seen it for other in-stores. They played the album and it sounded great. I ended up buying it at Tonevendor and I love it. Pick up a copy, she's gonna be huge. I heard that she just met with Missy about a possible collabo. That would be a great match.

I got to watch the show from backstage at the Fillmore, which is definitely the best spot. You're right above and to the side of the stage. M.I.A.'s dj (who is also her bf, apparently) got the crowd warmed up with some great dancehall and hip hop. M.I.A. had a video screen set up, and for her entrance the dj started pumping out some crazy bass and she started playing a video clip of Bush and Tony Blair. Bush kept saying "M.I.A." while Blair stammered. Then she bounded out on the stage, cute as a button, with a glittery coordinated outfit and big white Reeboks. She has a back-up singer (Cherry) and they both do the best dances. She was fucking great. She rocked the house. Her DJ kept mixing in beats from popular songs, everything from "Freak A Leek" to "I like big butts". The crowd went crazy.

LCD was great, too, although not quite as good as when I saw them with Out Hud, but maybe that was because I didn't go down in the crowd and dance, so it didn't seem as exciting. The crowd loved them, too. They opened with "Beat Connection" (a song I never get sick of) and closed with their Nilsson cover. James Murphy is paunchy and cute like a big bear.

Our after party with DJ Harvey turned out to be a major dud. Lame.

The next day me and Brew went to Pin A Go Go. Once again, it has been proven that sunday is a crappy day to go. Everyone starts to cart away their games way early! No Guns and Roses game and the Sopranos game was constantly busy. There were loads of pinball nerds, including one guy who hovered over my shoulder (which is the worst thing about Pin A Go Go) only to take numerous digital photos of the interior of the game, and a guy wearing the combo of kilt with Hawaiian shirt!!!!!!!

Later, I hope to post some choice quotes from the Kinsky autobio.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heckasac, I cannot believe that you would make fun of someone wearing a Hawaiian shirt and kilt! I thought I knew you!

Conwad

DB said...

Dude, I can't believe you were smoking pot, taking codeine, and falling asleep at 9:30 and you DIDN'T invite me!!! Wait until you read what I wrote about you in my autobiography! Seriously, though, if the bitch store is the store I'm thinking of, then she definitely is a bitch...she always slams down my change at me and sighs very loud and irritated whenever I come in the store. Perhaps this is just the free-floating, viral antipathy of the universe that occasionally seems aimed in my direction. More likely, she's a bitch.

beckler said...

I think she finally likes me because I have been going to her store since I lived over Old I, which is like, forevs.

Anonymous said...

I buy my morning gatorade at the bitch store. If it's the store I'm thinking of. There is a super old guy who lives across the street who uses a walker. He crosses the street everyday to pick up his food. After he gets across he rests in the chair in the store for like an hour. He is adorable. It takes him about a half an hour to cross the street. He grunts and throws the walker forward and then shuffle, shuffle, shuffles his feet to catch up it. He always says "Good Morning." I love him, so I forgive the bitch store.

g-bomb

DB said...

So only, what...five, six more years of shit-eating and I'll wear her resistance down.

Anonymous said...

Anyone remeber when Mike Juice (I don't know how to spell his last name) tried to start the trend of calling it the "nice lady store" and claimed to have a crush on her? That was kind of weird.

Brew

Anonymous said...

You are talking about the hardware/convenience store on the corner of 10th & S right? I hope so. She makes her own sandwiches to sell which look like the sandwiches my mom would put in my lunch as a kid. Really small with cheap land-o-frost/oscar meyer style thin cold cuts & a slice of american cheese. I'm kind of a sucker for them. Recently she got in trouble with the health dept because she wasn't putting the ingredients on the package (aka the saran wrap) & she wasn't putting a "made-on" date so now she puts it on there. I went in there to get one last thursday & all she had were sandwiches from monday. Oh well, they're only a dollar.

miller

beckler said...

Yeah, it's that store. When I bought my freezerburned ice cream she seemed mad I was four cents short and repeated numerous times that I should bring it to her soon. I wasn't really short, she just didn't want to break a hundred (j.k., it was a twenty).

P.S.-I'm not trying to sound cool with the whole "backstage at the Fillmore thing". In fact I felt so uncool that night that I just slunk around and didn't talk to anyone in any of the bands.

Anonymous said...

Shit, tell her you know me. I've dumped at least $20 in pennies in that penny jar dish at the counter over the years. Actually, even though that's true, the few times I grab one back out when I need one, she still looks at me like I'm about to put her out of business.

miller

beckler said...

woah-db you probably know this cuz i think you have a fassbinder book, but did you know the guy in ali:fear eats the soul stabbed three people and then hanged himself? and maybe him and fassbinder were lovers?

the marriage of maria braun is crazy! and amazing.

Dani said...

Yeah, he and Fassbinder were lovers. That actor also has a few scenes in "Fox & His Friends" which might be my favorite Fassbinder. I can't remember what book it was that I read that had a more in-depth look at that guy, but I remember reading that he had a really, really weird, sad background and that he and Fassbinder had a relationship that would have made for another great film.

Anonymous said...

I think that the bitch store lady (mrs. lee) is a mathmatical genius. I once saw one of the tweakers who live across the street throw down a giant handfull of change to pay for a 12 pack of coors and before the change even stopped rolling around, Mrs. Lee says "You 47 cents short!"
I think her husband (the tiny, irrascible, Mr. Lee) should be thankful that he got such a good wife and start being nice to her. He's kind of the bitch of the bitch store. When I was 17 it was the first place I was able to buy beer. Mickey's. Yucky.

beckler said...

Hey Brew-
that comment about Mike G. wanting us to call it the nice lady store and having a crush totally made me laugh! it must be nice to have such a sharp memory. i had totallyl forgotten about that.

Anonymous said...

Fox and his friends is tight!!!!!!!!! And Maria Braun is great too. Those are the only two I've seen, are they all that good?

-BR

PS, Nice Lady Store, BS!