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Old 04-21-2021, 08:19 PM   #21
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Fear of Music and More Songs... are my two favorite records. I also think that The Name of This Band is Talking Heads needs to be placed alongside those first four records. It's possibly the best live album ever.
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I love the scene in 20th Century Women with The Big Country playing on the turntable. I never really took notice of that song until then but now it's one of those tracks where I have to stop whatever I'm doing to listen.
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Speaking in Tongues is my favorite.
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I love the scene in 20th Century Women with The Big Country playing on the turntable. I never really took notice of that song until then but now it's one of those tracks where I have to stop whatever I'm doing to listen.

Same same. I remember coming back from the theater and putting on the record, realizing that it’s one of their best songs.
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I don't love Court and Spark, but I do really like Court and Spart, Help Me, Car on a Hill and Down to You a lot.
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I love Court and Spark. And Blue. And The Hissing of Summer Lawns. And Hejira.

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Live music eh. I can't believe it's now over a year since I saw an international band. Mono played at the Metro in Sydney on 7 March 2020. I remember my mum called me for a chat earlier in the day and she was a little worried I was jumping on a train to Sydney (it's about 90 minutes from Wollongong) and that I'd spend a few hours standing in a crowd. But we agreed the case numbers seemed low enough in NSW for me to probably be OK. Obviously I was. I then had plans to go to a bunch of shows later in March and April, and the next week I watched as one band after another announced postponement or cancellation on social media.

Last November, I was able to attend my first shows in Wollongong - strange but intimate experiences of seated audiences of about 40 people in a pub that I know more for being packed every Friday and Saturday. Egoism came down from Sydney for the first show, then in a really odd experience later that month I was sitting at a table in the front row for Horror My Friend blasting out their punk tunes.

Then last week and again tonight I attended proper standing gigs for the first time since that Mono show. I saw Moaning Lisa in Canberra, which was such a good gig - they're wonderful performers, great stage presence, and I recommend their shows to the other Aussies here even if you're only lukewarm on their recorded stuff. That crowd generally kept a bit of space between everyone, though there were no formal distancing requirements. Without anyone needing to say anything, everyone was really respectful of each other. I think the only time there was anything vaguely approaching a crush was when Moaning Lisa asked a group of really big guys hogging the rail to move back so that women could come to the front for "Carrie".

Flyying Colours' show tonight in Wollongong, though, was jam-packed. I wasn't totally thrilled about that. It was a free set in a pub's beer garden; they put on 4 bands each Sunday, and Flyying Colours are mates from back in Melbourne. I gave the other bands a miss because Essendon were busy winning the footy, but I wandered down for FC. When I got there, I found a huge queue waiting to get in, with a covid capacity limit meaning that new arrivals only got in when other people left. I literally entered just as FC began—and they opened with my favourite song of theirs too! But the controls at the door were a total joke because the beer garden was packed. A gap on the front row somehow appeared in front of me but then I spent the rest of the set with other people pressed against me. And when I left, the dance floor was as tightly packed as I've ever seen it. Look, I know NSW has no covid in the community right now, but I still didn't feel enthused. I confess I'm going to miss some of the personal space I had last year.

I dunno why I just wrote so much, thanks if you read it. It's just nice to ramble at length about music.
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Interesting, because I saw Genesis Owusu at the Corner a few nights ago and I was disappointed at the lack of moshing

He was great, suspect it could be the last time I see him at a venue that small.
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Amoeba Music in Hollywood gave away $20 vouchers to the first 500 people in line yesterday, in association with promoting some new TV show called Cruel Summer. You had to use it that day but it was good for anything in the store.

I picked up the new La Femme CD, Paradigmes, which was priced at $18.99 due to being an import from France. I also looked for Feu!Chatterton but they didn't even have it in their computer system. So when I got home I found it on the ImportCDs website (they often have great prices on boxed sets and limited editions) for $15.

The La Femme is fantastic, btw, and I hope people here give it a chance. Another genre-jumping buffet of pleasure.
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I'm going today. Tried to avoid the line, but I'm sure it's still chaos even without the freebies.
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I got there at like 10:40 yesterday, 20 minutes before opening. After they let the first 100 or so people in at 11:00, I think waited less than 30 minutes after that.
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Interesting, because I saw Genesis Owusu at the Corner a few nights ago and I was disappointed at the lack of moshing

He was great, suspect it could be the last time I see him at a venue that small.
I suspect Melburnians might be a bit more hesitant to get right up close to one another than people in some other parts of the country! Definitely in Wollongong there has been the regional mindset of "covid is something happening somewhere else", as if the fact this city is routinely ignored in state politics and mocked regularly by outsiders means that covid too will stay away.
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Aquemini is my favourite OutKast record, but goddamn ATLiens might be their best. It's so fucking potent.
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It's wild how good Snoop still is after all these years, how still well-regarded he is, despite the fact he's been doing the same thing for nearly 30 years, and 'sold out' about a billion times (he does food delivery ads here in Australia).
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A strange request... but here goes. My partner Em's birthday is coming up, and there's a pottery artist she loves in the States, but she doesn't ship to Australia. Wondering if someone would be kind enough to lend me their address and go to the effort of getting it sent to my house, I would obviously cover all the costs!
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You know I'm always happy to help with these things.
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Are you not participating in DI? Was surprised not to see a list from you in the master list thread.
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