Soundtrack of the work day: Jane’s Addiction, Cure, Dee-Lite, Yo La Tengo, Suzanne Vega, & Verve, Zut’s fresh pineapple, toast and marmalde mix tape.
Tonight was Trans Am at the Black Cat in DC… I just got back from dropping off Jessie, my concert go-er/make fun of girl/have a good time/friend. This show was so crazy. First off, what is up with awful opening bands? They should have a set requirement and standards for awful-ness in not allowing such horrendous trash. First off: the very first band was almost a bad Danzig/Kixx rip off. Very late 80s metal. Very badd. (yes, two d’s!—it was that baddddd) It was definately time to move on or time to put your guitar down and try the clarinet. Then second next band was a psudo-noise/experiemental outfit. Now this could have been interesting, but their style was so out of whack that it was just trite and boring not to mention their coping with the nasty comments from the pissed-off crowd were horrifically controlled and sometimes embarrassing. They almost had the tops right, but the casual shorts didn’t set well with my frame of mind and overall vibe of their wears. Get with it, or don’t even bother trying. At least get a person to do your woredrobe if you are gonna try. It’s not hard.
Then finally around midnight, my boys, Trans Am, hit the stage. It was so great to hear the new material from their upcoming CD entitled ‘Red Line’ an obvious play at one of the Metro Lines here in DC (it’s actually the line i take to work!) They didn’t play much old stuff or much electronic stuff either, which was a little saddening, but it was still great to see them and as always it makes me want to go lock myself in my room and create sounds.
And now a little house keeping: I will get the Trans Am pictures up and into the photo gallery from tonight’s show as soon as i get them developed. Also, take part in our new poll of your favorite cartoon from the 80s!