Saturday, September 10, 2005

I dig music

Last time I starting drinking too early and missed The Diggs. This time I started drinking earlier but was sure I left Brooklyn to see them. I had a little apartment warming party with crappy beer and excellent pizza. Liz and I even danced along to The GoStation. Ah, just like old times.

The Diggs at Sin-e

The Diggs completely and utterly blew me away. My ears are still ringing. Recordings do this band no justice -- you must see them live. I thought other bands that only had three people were impressive, but the sound this band blasted into Sin-e was more than I ever imagined. In fact it was so intense that guitar strings were broken, symbols knocked over. Watching that drummer pound on that set with the water splashing. My god.

The Diggs at Sin-e

The Diggs at Sin-e

I left screaming profanities down the street. Not only was I praising the band left and right but in my drunken state I managed to drop my monthly metro card down the toilet. I think my ATM card too, because that ended up missing as well. I wonder how I get myself into these situations. Obviously didn't hinder me too badly. Hopped uptown for some more drinks before making a very long and exhausting trip home.

I'm saving my energy for this week. CMJ, man. I am pumped. I think I've basically figured out my schedule. I'm up to 35 bands in 4 days. I'm going to do to it too, just you wait.

I'll try and post a bunch of music this week of artists I'll be checking out. I picked up the new The New Pornographers this week while at Virgin. Although I've read mostly mediocre reviews, I think it’s superb. Its classic creativity screams least, to me. They play Bowery on Thursday.

  • The New Pornographers - These Are The Fables
  • The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
  • The New Pornographers - The Jessica Numbers


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    Wow, you like The New Pornographers! I downloaded Twin Cinema off insound and loved it... was considering buying the album, I think you've convinced me.

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