Saturday, February 23, 2013

Burning like a memory, what's left inside of me

I first heard "Chemicals" by Various Cruelties on NME Radio.  I wrote it down on a piece of paper as a reminder to check out more of their music.  Unfortunately, nothing came up on iTunes.  Few months passed by, then I heard their song "If It Wasn't For You" used on a commercial.  The song was so memorable and lovely that I Shazaamed it.  Luckily, by this time, Various Cruelties' music was on iTunes, so we bought the digital album.  It's been a while since I've heard a good band with a solid album.  This band is definitely one of them.  All the songs are really good, and I've listened to many of them on repeat, helping me get through this winter.  Not only that, they stopped by the Bootleg Bar in LA to play a show earlier this week.  Their live performance did not disappoint either.  It's the best feeling to hear and see songs you love played live.  My favorite song by them is "Magnetic Field".  Can't stop listening to them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

But I'm still standing in the hurricane's eye and it's dancing to my song

I am so happy that I got to see my favorite band again.  I seriously realized that this band means so much to me, even more than I thought, or maybe, I was just reminded.  Not only do they sound great live, look great live, are energetic and amazing, but their songs really touch me.  Their albums helped me get through all the ridiculous, harsh, cruel parts that come with just trying to get somewhere in your career, working in the competitive fashion industry. They really do sing about it all.  They sing my anthems.  And so perfect to dance to.  Because what can you do but dance when things don't necessarily go the way you planned it and there's nothing you can do.  You realize all the better things in life, such as having the music of The Hives to fill your head and heart.  Then I get to experience their live show, dance with all the happy fans, mosh and jump around, until I'm drenched in sweat, dehydrated, and about to pass out.  Now that's a great show.  I hope they never stop making music.

The setlist can never be bad because I love all their albums, but they sang "Insane" at the end!  So good, it's kind of ridiculous how perfect they are.

You know what I realized?  My first Hives show, I didn't have a digital camera, I had a film camera.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wait a minute now

You have been struggling to see actuality

The Vaccines @ Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA - February 14, 2013