Sunday, November 22, 2009


Monsters of Folk @ Store Vega, November 2oth 2009.

No words. Just look at the tracklist here. They blew me and the rest of an enchanted Store Vega away completely. I've rarely seen a crowd act this exemplary, staying perfectly quiet through the slow songs only to erupt in mindblowing cheers as soon as the moment arrives. It was perfect.

It felt like I'd been at 4 different shows when the 3 hours were up. My Morning Jacket with Jim James and his pwetty, pwetty voice; Bright Eyes with a completely awesome Conor Oberst jumping and running around stage; M. Ward being his regular amazing self, ruling the guitar-solos; and finally the combined Monsters of Folk. They seemed genuinely happy to be performing, like 4 BFFs complimenting each other like no one could have expected.

Though 3 hours is a LONG. ASS. TIME to be standing in one place, I never for one second wanted it to stop. It could've gone on for 3 hours longer. I seriously believe that this is the best concert I've ever attended. And that's a big deal.

Anywho. Photos! I haven't had the time to do serious Photoshopping yet, as I've spent my weekend with family and am currently on a train back towards the capital. So I went ahead and abused Toycamera a little. I still start gushing when I look at the photos and realize that just two days ago, I was 5 feet away from M. Ward and Conor Oberst.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The Horrors @ Lille Vega, November 9th 2009.

(several more at the Flickrlickrdickr)

Suddenly I understood Melissa and Ida's obsession with Faris. Who may or may not be my wallpaper now.

Friday, November 13, 2009


November 20th (THAT'S A WEEK FROM TODAY!) I am going to die.

Monsters Of Folk are visiting our lovely city, playing a gig at Store Vega. I haven't listened to their music as much as I should, but I've been mega-super-excited to see them anyway. I mean, it's M. Ward (I cried last time I saw him) and Conor Oberst. I love them. LOVE. So imagine my excitement when the news came out that they'll be playing solo-material at this concert as well as tracks from the joint album.

I am currently in class. I might have squealed when I read that piece of news. Loudly.

I am going to cry on November 20th. I am going to cry and when the 2-3 HOUR long concert is over, I can die happy.

Seriously, my hands are shaking. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE EVER RECEIVED.

... Otherwise, my life is pretty damn near perfection these days. I'm insanely busy all the time, I'm only home to sleep (sometimes) and drink coffee before running out again. Hence the lack of blogging. I have so many photos to post, alas I never seem to have the time. Even if I'm done editing the results of Brendan Benson, The Big Pink, and the Horrors, it seems like an immensely huge amount of work to actually upload them to Flickr and write somewhat coherent post about it.

So. Patience. It'll come sometime when things slow down. I don't really want it to slow down, but I foresee a lot of procrastination in the future as the exams are coming up and I have some major papers to write.

There's also a boy. There's a lot of happy love songs on repeat and a whole lot of time spent being that annoyingly happy couple holding hands while getting milk at the supermarket (I always hate those people).

I'll get around to it whenever.

Class is out. I'm out of here.