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Monday, May 30, 2005

I'm going out for a while . . .

It's been a long time since I had a day where I didn't have any commitments. After tinkering with the Jawbox chapter, I watched THX 1138 and two documentaries about the making of the film. Awesome movie that's still visually arresting thirty years later. You see Star Wars Lucas-isms all over the place, yet the film stands well on its own.

I picked up yet another book this afternoon. Slamdek A-Z is a history of the Louisville-based label, Slamdek, that was around between 1986 and 1995. There is a piece on Jawbox, so guess which part I'm reading first . . .

I downloaded some tracks from Feeder this evening. You might remember their song, "High" ("I'm going out for a while/so I can get high with my friends") featured on TV shows a few years ago. Great track. I really got excited about the band after watching their version of "Just the Way I'm Feeling" on the recent Later . . . with Jools Holland DVD I rented. I hope this band puts out a singles comp sometime in the near future . . .

Saw the Firebird Band Friday night. Always good to see Chris, Jess and John. They played really well and for once, a Dallas crowd showed them some appreciation. Jon LaMonica headlined the show and I was very impressed by their set. I remember LaMonica's old band, My Spacecoaster, and thought his solo stuff was great. Visually and aurally, seeing him was like Adam Lazarra singing Prince and Jeff Buckley songs. Interesting, in a good way.

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