Speaking of which, the Slint show was great. I took Christina to the show, not really knowing if she would enjoy it or not. Slint can be one of those hit or miss bands for people. Pinback opened, whom I love and Christina enjoyed too. Soon after Slint came on, playing one of the tracks from their posthumous EP before playing “Breadcrumb Trail.” They ended up playing all of Spiderland and most of Tweez. After we left, Christina told me it was the worst concert she had ever been to in her life. Apparently the music was so tense that she was having back pain for most of their set. Although I felt sorry for her I was secretly kind of excited. I mean, what other band can upset someone so much that it causes them physical pain.
It’s pretty bad ass that I saw one of their few California dates ever. We shall never see their kind again.
Aside from all of that, I’ve been chugging along. A couple weeks ago I purchased a bass guitar from Ryan. It’s Deluxe Jazzmaster in perfect condition. I’ve been spending much of my free time teaching myself Pixies and Cure songs. Yes, they’re simple, but I’ve always loved Kim Deal’s bass sound.
I’m gearing up for my big trip next week. Tuesday I head to Sacramento and then Wednesday morning I’m on my way to Chile for ten days. It’s hard to believe after all the traveling I’ve done that I’ve never officially been in the Southern Hemisphere. I can’t wait for some Chilean wine and sea bass. Sometimes life just ain’t that bad.
Here’s to continued good, random days. Cheers.
I nearly forgot about the great art exhibit I saw over the weekend. It’s called the Beautiful Losers and it featured many of my favorite artists, including Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairley, and many others. Apparently it’s the first touring art show of it’s kind featuring street art and design. It was well worth the hour and a half trip out to see it.
Mitch Hedberg died. ‘That’s ridiculous.’