Friday, September 22, 2006

This is a little belated, but hey I figured a little is better than not commenting at all. This year's ACL was pretty painless - got to the grounds at about 4 each day and left at 8. The first day we rolled up half way into the Wolf Parade set which sounded pretty intense - but not as intense as the solar rays of infared heat bearing down on me. Yes, on Friday it was effing hot. I made the brilliant decision to wear a dark blue polo that day, and I paid for it in salty sweat. We also saw Gnarls Barkley which was pretty sweet - they opened the set with "She Blinded Me With Science" - nerds rejoice. Then walked up the hill to see the great Okkervil River play their set... their set went too long and they got the axe just as they were about to launch into Wesfall - ugg! Then it was on to Thievery Corp. - which was great as well, if sexy was something you could sell, they would be a K-Mart. Ray Lamontagne was next - good as expected. Sloose threw a little jammy jam at his apartment, conversations ranged from Space Docking to McKeroni's Grill (McKeroni, get your ass in here!).
The next day, the weather was much more enjoyable - we saw Calexico, Cheese, and the great Iron & Wine, who put on above and away the best show of the weekend - thus the pic above. He sounded more plugged in than he does on his albums - highlight of the set was a Carribean-jazz rendition of Jezebel. Big thanks to Cody, Meliss, and Peyton for opening up their home to us freeloaders. Melissa's ipod also provided with plenty of Sexybacks, Paris songs, and "Buttons" throughout the weekend. That girl loves her some Top 40.

Space Docking.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey buddy,

sorry i haven't check the blog in awhile. just checked out the chi-town photos and from those and what ya'll said on the punch, it looks like it was fun times.

the garza dance. well done. that's some pretty funny stuff.

thanks for the call.

sam

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Space Docking All Night Long, Space Docking Till the break of Dawn"

-CD

3:35 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

what is space docking?

1:35 PM  

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