Tuesday, July 31, 2012

An Apology

Every once in a while, there are events in my personal life that make it hard for me to function outside of the fetal position (exaggeration). In the beginning of my blog, this wasn't noticeable because I didn't post often anyway. But when I go from like seven posts a month, down to two and then to none, I feel I should explain.

I am still going to run this blog. I love doing it, even if I don't have many readers and even if I don't make money out of it. Thus, I feel guilty for leaving it sit for a month without explanation. I was going through some insane stuff in my personal life that made it difficult to concentrate on the blog posts I was working on. It was difficult to concentrate on much of anything. I even had to leave my paying job once because I was freaking out so much.

All that is, as far as I can tell, over. I have an article about Phil Spector's Wall of Sound in the works and will also hopefully be reviewing the new thenewno2 album, The Fear of Missing Out as soon as I get a chance to listen to it. I've failed to write about two of the shows I went to, but I figure it's been too long since the shows for me to bother. I have the set list and photos from the Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird show I went to, and will share them at the end of this post, but I don't have anything from the Miniature Tigers show, which is okay since I've already made it pretty clear how I feel about their shows. In any case, I should be back very soon, and I offer a very deep thanks to those of you who care to read!

Now, the Death Cab show:
I went to see Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird on July 13th, in Pittsburgh, PA. I got some pictures of Andrew Bird, but I'm not an expert on his discography, so I have no idea what he played.


Death Cab put on a good show as always. They played a mix of pretty much all of their albums, kicking off with Ben Gibbard alone on the stage playing "I Will Follow You Into the Dark."

 "I Will Follow You Into the Dark"
"Home is a Fire"
"I Will Posses Your Heart"
"Crooked Teeth"
"We Laugh Indoors"
"Doors Unlocked and Open"
"Grapevine Fires"
"Summer Skin"
"Portable Television"
"You Are a Tourist"
"New Year"
"Lowell, MA"
"Monday Morning"
"Expo '86"
"Soul Meets Body"

I had to use panoramic mode on my camera to get the band all in one shot, seeing as Chris Walla likes to stand over yonder by his lonesome, so there are several pictures like the one above and the one below. I don't know, I kind of like them.

"Title and Registration"
"Styrofoam Plates"
"Blacking Out the Friction"
"St. Peter's Cathedral"
"Marching Bands of Manhattan"

Thanks, and the regular blog posts will return shortly.