As a writer, it would be difficult for me to separate my Broadway experience with Newsies from the countless hours I spent as a little girl being absorbed by the film version of Newsies. As the story of newspaper boys at the turn of the century who decide to stand up to juggernauts of American business, Newsies has always been billed as a modern David and Goliath of sorts.
While on leave from Iraq—just putzing about with my brother, sharing a few beers and watching New York Noise (a local music program)—a video for a unknown band started to play. The band: O’Death. The album: Head Home. The song: “Down to Rest.” The intro to the song was quite simple (just a couple of chords, slightly haunting and repetitious). The vocals…. my God, how raw! The video itself… so odd an unprecedented. All in all, it was just a scant 3:42 seconds.
Saw the Wall Street Playaz perform last night. It was fantastic! Here is a shot of me and the guys from the podcast with them before they played. For more photos go to facebook.com/crashchords.
Looking for something to do on a Friday the 13th? You say you want to see a band that dresses as zombies and covers songs about the undead, werewolves, and blood, there’s a band for that. Zombies + Rock and Roll + High Energy Fun = The Flesh Junkies.
This week we talk about the world’s largest drumsticks, a review of Cage The Elephant’s latest, Thank You, Happy Birthday, and then get up close and personal with the Wall Street Playaz. Enjoy!
Have you ever been to a truly amazing concert and afterwards had trouble telling people why it was so amazing? The specific details fall away leaving only your adrenaline and your emotions. That’s why everyone wants pictures, to remember what happened. Most of the concerts I’ve ever been to have been fun—really, I can’t complain about any of them. I just have never danced as hard as I did on May 7th.
I met Mike Phirman last night and it was awesome. I got to talk to him for a bit. Very nice guy and I was very happy to get to meet him in person!
This show was on Friday July 30th, 2010 at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach and it was phenomenal. Unfortunately I hit a ton of traffic on the way to the theater and missed most of Switchfoot.
So I’m going to see the Goo Goo Dolls on July 30th and plan to do a full review of the show this weekend. Until then I have a live video of when I saw the amazing AC/DC at Madison Square Garden back on November 18th, 2008. It was an amazing show. Angus had a eleven minute solo at one point . It ‘s one of the best live shows I’ve seen to date. Here is Hells Bells for your enjoyment.