Spectacular Views

Michelle.
Lover of music, books, movies, TV, roller derby, coffee, festivals, theatre, interior design, LIFE.

Last night was awesome!  Due to the terrible weather we had all day, the local exhibition decided to have free admission after 6pm, so I got to see Eve 6 and Everclear for less than the cost of parking.  Score!

The music was fantastic.  Max Collins, from Eve 6, appears to not have aged a day since I last saw the band a decade ago. He is also still a total ham which I love. Before one song, he rambled on about how much he loved us (more than your parents do, more than your significant others, etc.) and then launched into Here’s To The Night and dedicated it to us.  I actually full on laughed at that point because the song is about a one night stand (and was used as a graduation song by many schools), so Max Collins loves us like a one night stand.  Awesome!  There was also a lot of prancing and that amazing poncho (which I really wanted to curl up in - it was cold!).  We danced, jumped and sang our little hearts out for their set.

Everclear was also great.  I really only know their singles, but two of the girls I went with are huge fans.  We danced around, sang and clapped our way through their set.  At the end of their set, they brought out the guys from Eve 6 and some of Soul Asylum (we went to the beer gardens during their set) to sing Santa Monica.  Art Alexakis and Max traded vocals and mikes throughout the song.  And Max kind of wrapped Art up in his poncho at one point (see picture above).  I’m still unsure whose hand is on Max’s thigh in that shot.

Despite the weather, the night was fun because of the company and music.

There has basically been a monsoon happening today (more than 50mm of rain and extreme wind gusts), but it looks like it’s clearing!  That means I get to go relive my youth tonight and see Eve 6, Soul Asylum and Everclear!!  I haven’t seen Eve 6 in about a decade, so this is ridiculously exciting!

In other exciting news, I managed to score second row tickets for Ryan Adams this morning!

Clearly my musical tastes are slightly all over the place.

And I have a job interview on Monday morning!

Backyard swing and a good book. This is my happy place.

Backyard swing and a good book. This is my happy place.

First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'

Just finished listening to this for the first time and I love it!  Can’t wait for my pre-ordered copy to get here!

(Source: jennylewis)

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, MEDIA PLAYER ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE. ONE RULE: NO SKIPPING

positivelypersistentteach:

1. All of Me - John Legend

2. Babel - Mumford and Sons

3. 9 Crimes - Damien Rice

4. Try - Pink

5. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

6. Halo - Beyonce

7. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

8. Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy

9. This Is Why We Fight - Decemberists

10….

1.  Fitzpleasure - Alt J

2.  Gatekeeper - Feist

3.  Flashbulb Eyes - Arcade Fire

4.  I Was A Fool - Tegan & Sara

5.  Better Man - Pearl Jam

6.  Nineteen - Tegan & Sara

7.  Give A Little Love - Rilo Kiley

8.  Little Bones - Tragically Hip

9.  Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes

10. Against the Grain - City and Colour

11. Release - Pearl Jam

12. Let Me Go - Haim

13. Mind Flood - Sam Roberts

14. Cry - The Trews

15. Rivers and Roads - The Head and the Heart

16. Top Of The World - Dixie Chicks

17. Sleep To Dream - Fiona Apple

18. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

19. Nobody Girl - Ryan Adams

20. Let ‘Er Rip - Dixie Chicks

Considering the size of my iTunes library, I’m a little surprised at the repeat bands that showed up (and the 21st song was another repeat of a band from the list - Rilo Kiley).  Almost half Canadian Content though - Go Canada!