Archive | March, 2012

Classic Film Friday – Benny and Joon

30 Mar

Tune for Wednesday

28 Mar

Jack White coming to Australia

27 Mar

Check out this teasing article about Jack White’s tour possibly happening some time this year! New stuff and the hits to be played. I’m excited!!

Image for Jack White To Tour Australia With New Solo Album ‘Blunderbuss’

Open up the curtains wide, One day a year like this will see me right

26 Mar

So last night was the Elbow/Bombay Bicycle Club gig. What a splendid night it turned out to be. After checking set-times with the venue I arrived at quarter past seven. Most people there were spread out, much of the premium upstairs area was already taken. The bar was easy to get to, and some people were lounging around in the wings. So I pushed forward where the crowd was and got within five people to the front. The silly teens who were only there for the cute-ness of Bombay Bicycle Club (??) were enthusiastic and at times, annoying. But when Bombay got off stage, they soon followed leaving me with an opportunity to rush forward. So for Elbow I was only two back from the front.
I am fairly new to the Bombay Bicycle Club bandwagon. I have always found their album cute and fun. And that’s how they came across on stage – polished and fun. I felt they could let go a little more. But all in all, goodly.

Elbow entered the stage at about 8.30ish. The dynamic changed. Two violins started. The rest of the band came out a few moments later and they began with The Birds from their latest album, Build a Rocket Boys. And they were off. Guy Garvey, lead-singer, was all over the stage holding onto his cordless mic the entire night, singing directly to individual people. It felt personal and intimate. It was perfect. When I see such bands I always come away feeling spoilt. Almost like I don’t want to go and see any other bands, as they will not meet up to what I got from them. There is only a few on that list of idyllic bands – Wilco, Elvis Costello.

So all of you are welcome to chime in – ‘hate to say I told you so!’ I deserve it. To think I might have missed out! It’s not every day you get a cuddle from the lead singer of one your favourite bands!

Favourite tunes included Ground for Divorce, Lippy Kids and Starlings. I left feeling excited and giddy and with my ears ringing. They ended with ‘One day like this’ where the title of my post comes from. I can’t help but feel insanely happy after listening to it.

Current Obsession

24 Mar

Things getting me through the last two weeks of my cleanse – grilled chicken with Cajun seasoning and Jalapenos in my salad. So good!

Classic Film Friday

23 Mar

Big Cheesy Grins

21 Mar

Well I’m feeling pretty chuffed with myself. A few hours ago I was posting in doubt about my decision of whether to book a ticket to Elbow on Sunday night. Then a friend emailed me about this wonderful discounted tickets website. I was able to score myself a ticket for $60.  So now I get to see two favourite bands – Elbow and Bombay Bicycle Club on Sunday night. Pretty chuffed right now!

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Should I or Shouldn’t I?

21 Mar

The band Elbow from England are playing this weekend in Brisbane at my favourite venue, The Tivoli. They have already sold out Saturday’s gig, but there are still tickets available on Sunday. I have loved these guys for a few years now, they are incredible musicians. Ever since I heard the announcement of their tour in Australia I have danced around the prospect of going to see them live. But it was the $90 ticket price that put me off. I just couldn’t justify paying that much for them. But as the days tick down to the concert I’m reconsidering! I need some guidance. Should I go? Will I be really upset with myself if I don’t get a ticket and go there. There are a few more days to decide… Details here.

What do you think I should do?

Free Ticket!!

21 Mar

I scored a free ticket to Ross Noble last night at QPAC. A friend of a friend posted about it, and then when no other takers were to be found I put my hand up. Oh the trials we have to endure!

I have seen him once before live at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, but I liked the more intimate setting of the Concert Hall this time and his engagement with the audience. Oh the randomness that springs to his mind. He’s quite brilliant really.

This still is one of my all time favourite clips from one of Ross’ shows:

Tune for Wednesday

21 Mar