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