Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Neko, George & Marissa
I'm back from a great trip to LA last weekend. I moved my flight up to Thursday afternoon so my buddy Matt and I could see the New Pornographers at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Great venue with an open roof deck. Matt and I indulged in a few beers and talked about some of his latest free-lance writing assignments. Good times all around.
Now let's get down to business. The New Pornographers are great, they are a Canadian super group, but we were really there to see Neko Case. She's very cute and can sing like the Wind (or is that an Angel). She was there, we were there, and probably every guy in the audience was mesmerized. Dudes yelling out, "Neko Case!", or "Hey Neko Case!", or "Yo, Neko Case!" You get the idea.
More importantly, it reminded me of one of my favorite Seinfelds. Marissa Tomei take an interest in George Costanza (who I resemble in almost every way). George "takes a meeting" with Marissa, and the rest is Seinfeld history: http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/episode_guide/?sl=episode&ep=714
Anyhoo, Neko is the best, the New Pornographers rocked with my favorite songs being Challengers, Mryiad Harbour, and The Old Showstoppers. If you are into semi-sensitive slower stuff, you'll probably like Unguided, because I do. The Bleeding Heart Show is still the best though.
Did I mention that Amazon is selling music nowadays and you can buy the album here?
One more thing, I found the Costanza clip by surfing through Songbird, an open source music player that people should check out. It's still really early for Songbird, and they're in build mode, but remember that name.