Upcoming Concerts

Thursday, 1 August 2002

I’m start­ing to get hyped up, in a week i get to go see David Bowie and Moby on the Area2 tour, and Juliana Hatfield. Plus I’m go­ing to get to chill with some friends a I haven’t seen in awhile in Chicago. I’ve al­so been lis­ten­ing to some new mu­sic. my bud­dy Matt rec­om­mend­ed Dovetail Joint, they sound pret­ty good al­though i’ve on­ly got one song so far. Phil al­ways has the hook up and I’ve lis­ten­ing to alot more Self late­ly. (Rolling Stone says they are an in­dus­tri­al pop band, is that even pos­si­ble)? On my own I found out about The Shins. They are just ok. A lit­tle too mel­low and spaced-out for my taste. They seem like they are a rip-off clone band, but I’m not sure. As al­ways I need new mu­si­cal groups to lis­ten to. Feed me peo­ple! What have you lis­tened to late­ly that has in­spired you?

I’m go­ing to talk about the Machines of Loving Grace again. This ear­ly in­dus­tri­al band from Tucson, Arizona is just plain badass. I was in Tucson when they start­ed to get pop­u­lar but un­for­tu­nate­ly I was al­so on­ly 11 and hadn’t heard of the bas­tards. I don’t think I have come across an­oth­er band with such a large repetoire of brood­ing melod­ic and per­cus­sive songs that are all of rather high qual­i­ty. Its a shame they didn’t get big. If you have The Crow Soundtrack (every­one should) you’ll prob­a­bly rec­og­nize their song Golgotha Tenement Blues.

Trigger for Happiness

Saturday, 13 July 2002

wish I could write like this:

Enough search­ing to know
that we’ve lost our­selves
in our slot ma­chines, shot­guns, and strip­malls
ba­by your tech­nol­o­gy
so slick and func­tion­al
and me with­out my nu­clear ar­se­nal
And if I could kill with­out guilt or sin
there’d soon be a few less record ex­ec­u­tives
and if I could kill and re­cieve for­give­ness
there’d sure as hell be one less pres­i­dent

there’s got to be a pill for for­give­ness
there’s got to be a trig­ger for hap­pi­ness
Automatic sen­so­ry re­mote con­trol
weath­er sat­telites ma­nip­u­late your soul
ef­fi­cient­ly with­out a mod­icum of grace
I want to go out with a smile on my face

Machines of Loving Grace, Trigger for Happiness

Soft Collision

Tuesday, 9 April 2002

i don’t want to write any­thing to­day. so here are some song lyrics. what do they make you think about or feel like or what do you think they mean? ac­tu­al­ly just say any­thing about them that you want, i’m in­ter­est­ed.

Soft now- the lips that dragged me down
Soft now- un­til I hit the ground
The night is soft
The light is soft
And i don’t want to wear this off- tonight
Sleep alone- seems to me
The virus bleeds

Soft now- she played her love scenes well soft now–
Should have sensed the sul­phur smell
Soften the blow
Finger to tongue tongue to fin­ger
Honey smear
Finger to tongue tongue to fin­ger
Soften the blow

Machines of Loving Grace, The Soft Collision