Sunday, August 28, 2005
spend a lazy sunday

observations on a hungover Sunday afternoon, part 1:

1) Doesn't the horn breakdown of the title track from Sufjan Steven's latest sound just like the plinky keyboard riff (and ironically, not the horns) from the Cure's "Close to Me?" Mp3 to come when I'm less lazy.

2) Wouldn't Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" sound about 100 times better if it was produced as a throbbing electropop number (think "What You Waiting For?"), with an explosion of fancy keyboards, handclaps, and double time programmed kick drums instead of plodding Avril-lite guitars in the chorus? Seriously. I have one year of school to finish, but I'll drop it for a high paying job at RCA Records... y'know, if you're reading, I'm available is all.

3) Set Fire to Flames is like, totally the best name for a band ever... cause it's so incindiary!

4) I still don't like them (ok, that new single is pretty fab with it's Spritualized-biting-the-Stones-biting breakdown), but aren't arenas the perfect venue for the Killers? Seeing Brandon Flowers prance around on the stage at the Vogue (or worse the Commodore or Richard's) is just kinda... lame. But, the glammed up, faux accent, faux new wave thing was made for the cavernous homes of hockey teams. Think about seeing Duran Duran. You probably don't want to anyhow, but at least they're at home at GM Place. It'd be kinda pathetic in a club (or more likely Casino ballroom).

now playing: Wu-Tang Clan feat. Isaac Hayes - I Can't Go to Sleep

5 Comments:

Re: Point 1)...doesn't the horn bit in Come On Feel the Illinoise sound just like the plinky keyboard riff from the Cure's "Close to Me?" YES!!!!!!!! OH GOD YES!!!!

In fact, I have mentioned this to numerous people, but they only reply, "Uhhhh, I don't know, Aleks...but I don't really know the Cure." (So thank you for validating me.)

And Duran Duran was extremlely awesome in GM Place - due much in part to the palpable earnestness of that show. Simon was truly hungry like the wolf and we were all saving a prayer like there was no tomorrow.

...and that is Brandon Flowers' achilles heel - he just plays it too ironic, so he'll never come even close to being the new-wave-arena hero he aspires to be....

By Blogger Aleksandra, at 4:28 PM  

i've had someone else point out to me the similarity of the sufjan part to the cure... its true...

By Anonymous jordan, at 5:55 PM  

British Sea Power/the Killers are at the Coliseum, dude.

By Blogger Gerald, at 6:34 PM  

"Since U Been Gone" is already brilliant enough. End of discussion.

By Anonymous Neil, at 1:10 AM  

As they promised on stage at the Media Club a few months back, Architecture in Helsinki are coming back in late September....September 24th, venue TBA

By Anonymous Shea, at 8:48 AM  

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