Belvedere Jehosophat - Saturday, 3 July 2004
just quickly - what did you think of sonic yoof? i thought it was really good.
good enough to get a ticket to go the following night.
Actually, I hung around a bit after the show 'cause I wanted to talk to you about it.
I thought it was a really good show and I considered going the next night as well.
I think the new songs are all really good and, so, I didn't mind that they played most of Sonic Nurse.
They played a nice selection of old stuff too - "Kool Thing," "White Cross" and I can't just now remember what the fuck else.
Shit, if I didn't wet my pants when they played "Schizophrenia," I can assure you that I did when they played "Skip Tracer."
And ending with "Tom Violence" was genius. Absolute fucking genius!
I thought the music was pretty exciting too. For some reason - probably from the Thousand Leaves horror stories you'd told me - I was expecting the gig to be a bunch of longwinded jams. I mean, I guess it was, but they were exciting, they made them sound exciting. Even a song like "Rain on Tin," which is mostly instrumental sounded really good.
I don't think that there was a point where I thought that the concert was dragging on.
In fact the only downside was that I did have some fucked up hippy junkie standing behind me trying to chat up some chick by, well, being a fucking asshole. I wonder how that went for him...
I did note that there was no "Mote," however.
Also, J. Mascis is a cock. Let's understand ourselves now - J. Mascis is a cock.
I've been wanting to review the concert but I haven't found the will power to do so. I should just post this e-mail.
p.s. You should watch Mclusky when they tour.
Blonde Redhead are also touring. Apparently, the new album isn't as noisy as their other stuff, but I've heard a few songs and I like them.
I Love You Golden Blue
Rain on Tin
Paper Cup Exit
Dude Ranch Nurse
Making the Nature Scene
Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream