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Good Things That People Said On Twitter About Wolf Parade That Are Good Things On Twitter

There are several factors to what is contained in this post. One being that I am exceptionally busy at work. The other is that I am completely in love with this new Twitter/Wordpress image thing. It’s just the coolest thing that I’ve ever seen on the Interwebs of all time for today.

Ahem. Here’s some pictures or funny things people said about Wolf Parade at the Granada Theater in Dallas last night.

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahAmaris/status/4727601083977728

My reply to said beard mockery:

http://twitter.com/#!/Chiccywood/status/4919550923505664

http://twitter.com/#!/Chiccywood/status/4730866941042688

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Tonight, There Will Be Wolf Parade

Guess what? They're better than Arcade Fire. Yeah. I said it.

There were several concerts that I attended in October. I was fortunate enough to see The National, Local Natives, and Sufjan Stevens. I didn’t really write about any of them. Sure, my anticipation for those shows was high, but not like today.

You see, today is Wolf Parade…and I effing love Wolf Parade. Easily in my top five favorite bands working today…which quickly are:

Wolf Parade, The National, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Grizzly Bear

Wolf Parade are like a kickass synth-pop alterna-rock version of The Talking Heads. But Canadian. And with two singer/songwriters. And those two guys have their own bands thus creating a triangle of Wolf Parade-sound. Ish.

Quick history lesson: Wolf Parade’s two singer/songwriters are Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. Krug’s other band is called Sunset Rubdown and they are a bit more rock sounding. Boeckner’s other band is called Handsome Furs. There are two members of Handsome Furs, Boeckner and his wife, Alexei Perry. They have a more electronic sound, consisting of cool guitar effects over drum machine beats. If you really want to geek out on them, here is a link to their wedding photos. It looked like quite a show.

So tonight, I’ll be live Tweeting (if I’m not too excitable) the Wolf Parade concert at The Granada in Dallas. Of course, you can follow my awesomenicity on Twitter, Chiccywood. In the meantime, here is my dream setlist:

“Apologies to the Queen Mary” – “You Are a Runner and I Am My Father’s Son”, “Grounds For Divorce”, “Shine A Light”, “I’ll Believe In Anything”

“At Mount Zoomer” – “Soldier’s Grin”, “Language City”, “California Dreamer”, “Fine Young Cannibals”

“Expo 86” – “Cloud Shadow on the Mountain”, “Palm Road”, “Ghost Pressure”, “Pobody’s Perfect”, “Little Golden Age”, “Yulia” (they could play this three or four times), “Cave-O-Sapien”

 

 

 

Holy F’ing Cow! It’s Time For A List Of Albums That I Love So Much That I’m Putting Them On A List Of Albums That I Like

It’s July 2nd and NPR has already put together a best of 2010 list. What a ridiculous practice. Who the hell is interested in looking at a best of the year list when we’re only halfway through the year? Stupid timewaste if you ask me.

Here’s my list of The Best Albums of 2010 So Far:

12. Vampire Weekend, “Contra”

11. The Dead Weather, “Sea Of Cowards”

10. Broken Bells, “Broken Bells”

9. Spoon, “Transference”

8. She & Him, “Volume Two”

7. MGMT, “Congratulations”

6. Frightened Rabbit, “The Winter Of Mixed Drinks”

5. LCD Soundsystem, “This Is Happening”

4. Wolf Parade, “Expo 86”

3. Broken Social Scene, “Forgiveness Rock Record”

2. Local Natives, “Gorilla Manor”

1. The National, “High Violet”

At this point, it would take the second coming of “Sgt. Pepper” to knock The National off the top stop.

There have been a few disappointments and underwhelming efforts for me. “Infinite Arms” by Band Of Horses is a huge disappointment for me. I adore reverb soaked vocals and guitar as much as ever alt-country junkie out there and this group was championing that cause. This record is just, well, boring. I don’t know. Maybe I expect too much from these bands?

Five Albums From 2008 That Are So Good That They Are Five Of The Best Albums Of 2008 So Far

You’ll have to excuse the names of some of my posts. I sometimes like to be a bit wordy because I have lots of words to say when I think about words.

There have been a handful of albums released in 2008 that I pretty much rotate on a daily basis. As some of you may have seen, I have my iPod & speakers set-up at work & I just listen to music all day while shirking responsibilities & dodging additional work. Ha ha…just kidding boss…or not…yes, I’m kidding. Here are the five albums I have enjoyed the most so far this year:

  1. Elvis Costello & The Impostors, “Momofuku”
  2. Old 97s, “Blame It On Gravity”. There isn’t a review for this album. I am trying not to review every album I get because…well…there are many people who haven’t heard of some of the bands I listen to & I would actually like people to read the stuff here, not be bored.
  3. She & Him, “Volume One”
  4. Flight of the Conchords, self titled
  5. Wolf Parade, “At Mount Zoomer”. Yet another album with no review. Is that large of an audience really that interested in hearing me go on & on about this odd indie pop band? If so, let me know & I’ll bang out a review. If not…status quo.

Lastly…most disappointing album of recent memory, in addition to 2008, belongs to My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges”. It should be sold with a warning sticker: Long Time MMJ Fans Beware, This Is Not Your Band.