Saturday, May 30, 2009
So we all know that The Kills and The Horrors went on a US tour together. Their last stop was in LA at the Music Box Theater. I've been following the Horrors since 2006. This was my fourth time seeing them. It was my first time seeing The Kills. It was definitely a memorable show. Please see below Josh's too cool leather jacket (it has fringe on the back seams. Not surprisingly, this show was sold out. On my way out, I spotted Michael Runion (because he's so tall), and then saw Brent Bolthouse outside.
After two long years, once again, they're back! With a whole new level of sound, new updated haircuts, the red curtains went up and there they were, the Horrors. As you might've heard already, they don't sing any of their old songs. Only new stuff. Which is very good and very different from what they did before. I honestly love both. The instrumentals and arrangements of "Sea Within a Sea" is great to listen to. Very fresh. Mr. Webb is a true leader to me. I am enamored with his total being, his mind. Their album is great, you need to go get it. If you've been following my blog from the beginning, you know that I am a loyal fan of this band. I'm sorry I never got to post many pictures of them. When I have more time, I will pull more from the archives.
Although I am a huge fan of Miss Alison, and I love their songs, I would probably not go see them live. I don't know, just probably wouldn't. Only reason I got to see them was because they toured with my favorite band The Horrors. Keep reading. And wow, how lucky was I to witness the amazing performance of The Kills live from the front row. I was completely mesmerized by Mosshart. Completely. I could not keep my eyes off her. The way she moves, the way she sings, every movement, every facial expression was so cool and perfect. I kept taking pictures trying to capture that, but it was impossible. Half-way through the set, I thought to myself, while just staring at her, "Oh my gosh, people will never know the amount of her awesomeness until they've seen her from the front row." I was very happy.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here are some pictures I took on Friday! Guess who? Man, I love the first picture because Alison is really laughing! Was I that funny? Anyways, how good does she look? She just oozes cool. Then I love the picture below because you can see Faris wearing Doc Martens. Love. And Josh being super friendly as always, and has amazing skin. Pictures from the show coming soon. The Horrors and The Kills in one night, I just took so many, it's going to take me a while to go through them and pick out the best ones. Hold tight.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
From the archives. Over the past few years, I've taken thousands of photos, but it wasn't until recently that I started uploading a lot of them on my blog. So here is one that I have not posted before. Flashback from 2007.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saw this in a store window yesterday. I would love to have this in my room. Yes, it's Animal. Remember the music video for "Keep Fishin'" by Weezer? Speaking of Weezer, I watched the Weenie Roast via webcast in the comforts of my own home. I was blown away by Cage the Elephant. Anyways, did everyone get to see Weezer do covers of MGMT's "Kids" and Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"? I know those two are just really popular songs, but I was happy that he did it because I really like those two songs. Especially Lady Gaga. When I first heard of her, I thought she was just another typical pop star. But then I saw her interview one day on a morning show and heard she wrote songs for Pussycat Dolls and others. This made me want to research about her. Now I have so much respect for her and am glad she's doing so well. She deserves it. Not like Britney or other trash stars. Anyways, I love Lady Gaga. I've always liked the song "Poker Face" because it sounded so sad to me. Like I can hear the root of how she wrote that song. Then I saw her acoustic version she did for AOL and her performance almost brought me to tears and gave me goosebumps. A true music lover, musician, artist, very exciting to watch.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Last weekend, we went to Redondo Beach to eat freshly steamed crabs and clams. My favorite! You should see me eat seafood because I really tear it up. I love seafood. The weather was perfect. Not hot and not cold. Growing up in LA, it was a family tradition to go eat crab at Redondo Beach. I've been going since I was a toddler. Before the renovations, people were allowed to picnic on the rocks. We have really old photos of us doing that. Sadly, our flip flops or sunglasses would fall through some cracks and end up in the sea. They have the best arcade on the pier filled with many old memories. It still looks pretty much the same, except for the addition of Guitar Hero. Didn't play any games, but did a walk through. We rode the speedboat. I love riding the speedboat because that's the farthest I've ever been on sea (having never been on a cruise or anything). It's overwhelming and beautiful to see the wide ocean. You think ants are small, but I feel like an ant whenever I go see the ocean. But it's so sparkling and so beautiful. I guess I am a total LA girl because I love the smell of the salty sea air.