July 29th, 2003

zissou

how much wasted time will you survive?

The concert last night, overall, was great. A recap:

Opening act: I'd love to be able to tell you who the opener was, but everytime their singer said the name of the band, he mumbled it. Unfortunate, actually, because I enjoyed them and would've considered buying their cd at some point (I was too lazy to trek back to the merch booth).

Counting Crows: Exactly what I expected from them. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Had they not fit Anna Begins, Rain King, and Round Here into their set, I'd have decided to boycott them entirely. I was not disappointed. :) The stage show looked good (on those occasions that I could see the stage), but wasn't anything to write home about. All in all, seeing them in concert was well worth the money and I'd love to catch them again.

John Mayer: Let me preface this by remarking that I'm not a huge Mayer fan anyway. I came to the show solely to hear Adam Duritz. That said, I can appreciate a good performance even if I'm not a huge fan of the music. He ALMOST managed to get me to enjoy his set, at first. His guitar playing was excellent, the songs he played weren't too bad. However, everytime he went into a guitar solo, he'd make a very blatant indication that he was going to do a solo. While he is a fairly decent guitarist, I've heard enough people imitate Van Halen over the years. The solos just weren't original at all. Then there was the talking guitar. OMFG! There is nothing more sad than an accomplished artist having a conversation with his guitar. Do you see a lot of Peter Frampton fans still? No. Why? Talking guitar tricks are lame. We left about halfway through his set, right before he started thanking everyone for sticking around to hear him play. I'd imagine he was kind of miffed to come out after the Counting Crows set to discover about half of the audience had left before he even made it to the stage.
  • Current Music
    The Police - King of Pain
zissou

some days i think i should live my life acousticly

Movie night for August was a difficult decision, but it will be on August 9th. It boiled down to the fact that 5 people could make it to the 9rh, while it looks like only 4 will be able to make it on the 16th (Kat prolly won't be there after all). Sorry to anyone that didn't want it on the 9th. I'm still working on a line-up for movie night. I'll have it figured out by time I get back from Cincinatti next monday.
  • Current Music
    herbie hancock (gershwin's world) - lullaby