Sounds of the Underground was Sunday. Fun was had, for the most part. Going alone sucked but it was worth it to see SYL, Gwar and Opeth. I got GWAR blood allll over me. Every other band I saw sucked. I wanted to see Lamb of God but they weren't worth sititng through 3 shitty bands for, I met them anyway and they signed my ticket. Devin signed Terria and all of SYL signed the SYL booklet, All of Opeth signed an Opeth sticker I bought and I finished my BWP booklet with the Martins and Per. I took good pics that I'm so proud of that I want to post here. ( Pictures here, 56k warning theres a lot.Collapse )
This is too hard. List your current six favorite songs, then pick six other people that have to do the same.
Songs: (In no order) 1. A Perfect Circle - Orestes 2. Devin Townsend - Deadhead 3. Steve Vai - Touching Tongues 4. Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons 5. Emperor - With Strength I Burn 6. Porcupine Tree - A Smart Kid (this thing should really be 6 PT songs, I chose one)
6 People: This is stupid, anybody who reads and wants to do it.
I give up, i'm thinking too hard and this is what I got.
Tonight Porcupine Tree came to the troc and it was the greatest show ever. Steven and the rest of the band were fucking amazing. The only disappointment is the lights were horrible, where are the psychedelic groovy lights? Especially during Burning sky. But good lighting or not it was really something. Seeing A Smart Kid live probably the best moment of my life and then followed up by Hatesong? Wow, no problem. I sang along every word with Steven, I wish I was still there...I could listen to this band forever..
My legs hurt!!!!!!! Jubilee tomorrow, everybody's working its gonna be a blast then SRdub.
For some reason outside in the cold my ears are freezing! Yesterday they were all warm...I don't get it!
El Diablo is a saint. Trent Steele! Anyway, this update sucks. School is coming to an end and what a tragedy it is. I'm done music theory I got an 89 in the final, flippin' sah wheat. Tuesday for guitar class I have to play something in front of my class, I'm going with Benighted by Opeth, I think...or Sisters by Steve Vai which I only know the intro and alittle bit of the soloing for...I will probably just end up playing something from the top of my head. Sociology A.K.A. easiest class I ever had ends May 11th since it started later. I'll probabaly A that class. English is done too, I handed in my 16 page masterpiece on Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain, I learned something!) Acutally I knew that already. Friday, algebra probably the class i'm doing worst in since I never do anything for it but show up, hopefully I can pull off a B in this one. And there you have it, a school update folks. What else? I'm dying from allergies. SRdubC was today, it was good. STMS and Atom put on the greatest match ever and I didn't do so bad with Moses, we pulled off a hurricurana without even spoting it out, just happened..fucken A gee bee gee dee flee ba do. Hulkster stopped by before his Backlash match too.. Took sweet ass sweet pics... http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=sjjdrvf.quimq4v&x=0&y=-ejr6g9 And two great vidz. I did pretty good with it this time :-D I'm pretty happy at the moment, I need more fuckin' acutane! Summer better kick ass. Someone comment! I still got it, bitches!
Terria fucking rules...
Summer's here, the sunlight greets the day The winters gone, there's no more rain today... And if I could, I'm sure that I would take your breath away So ain't it funny how, after trying to find my way home I'm in the middle now and I won't get lost again
Cause in the winter time, when everything is grey And in the summer time, into the month of May I get a feeling that it's all so temporary And that's the feeling that can take my blues away
Tired of the way that I'm feeling everyday And I feel it in my head...woo-hoo-hoo... Tired of the way that I'm feeling everyday And I feel it in my head now, my head now
It's beautiful, the way it's meant to be...beautiful, but it 'don't do shit' for me... So peel away a little skin and choke upon the bone And ain't it funny how, after trying to find my way home, I'm in the middle now, and I won't get lost again.
I saw Steve Vai tonight at The Troc and it was awesome! It was a shitty day but it stopped raining when it was time to go to the show. I waited in line all bored by myself surrounded by old people and once I went in I purchased a Passion and Warfare t-shirt that says "THAT STEVIE VAI, WHAT A NICE BOY!" from 'The Audience is Listening' on the back, pretty cool.
Eric Sardinas opened up for Vai and he kicked major ass. I never seen anyone play slide guitar like that and the fact that he plays a resonator is even more badass. He only played like 4 tunes. For the last song he went into the crowd and walked all the way back to the bar then back throuhg the crowd to the stage, he had a wireless of course...it was incredibly badass. When he got back on stage he played slide guitar with a Budweiser that was FULL and he was getting it all over himself and his guitar, it was soaked. I need to check him out, great player.
Next it is time for the almighty VAI. I've been wanting to see him for years and now it was time. He opened up with Glorious from his new cd which is good. The sound sucked at the troc but it got better as the show progressed. There isn't much to say about it, it was just typical Vai. Crazy antics and playing. The Breed (not HATEBREED!), Vai's band were great. Dave Weiner who is form Philly was good, I talked to him online before hes a great guitar player, Billy Sheenan was of course incredible. Tony McAlpine was good although he kept playing that impressive tap arpeggio riff over and over in his solos, i'm not complaining though. I never heard so many guitar solos in one song at this show then at any other full show i've been too, beside Dream Theater, isnt that great. Vai did an acoustic set and he played a little bit of "Sisters" which is awesome, probably my favorite Vai song up with Lotus Feet. He played that as well and it was incredible. Long ass set, 2 and a half hours. They encored with Liberty then the Zappa classic "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Momma" and finally Vai's best know tune "For The Love of God." Great show although it sucked be there by myself. :-(
I took pics, mostly crap some good ones. Looky here...