Thursday, June 23, 2011

burnin' 'n' doin'

Boom! Blew yr mind!

Neil Young (& the International Harvesters), A Treasure
The Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks Vol. 26: Electric Theater, Chicago, IL, 4/26/1969 & Labor Temple, Minneapolis, MN, 4/27/1969
The Flaming Lips, Embryonic
  • Yes shit, Sherlock! Totally into the new modern day BBC Sherlock Holmes franchise. I like how they are making Tim from The Office basically play Dr. Watson like he's Sting circa 1984. Remember when Sting was so serious? Like you believed he was that dude from that famous book by Nabokov that you hadn't read? Also how did they find a guy with an even more intensely Engerlish a name of Benedict Cumberbatch to play Sherlock Holmes? He's great at it, like a post-sexual awakening Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds, but still, BBC, you couldn't find a Sir Nigel Teakettle Wellington, third Earl of Gryffindor to plug into the cast?
  • Contrary to the likely unfair associations I project onto listening to the Grateful Dead, I am getting a shit-ton of work done with Dick's Picks Vol. 26 patchouli burnin' 'n' doin' that little spin-dance the background. A question to you Deadheads out there: don't you generally just want them to shut up when they start singing? Or does The Thing About Them soar past simple performance for you, and complaining about the singing is like saying you won't take the red one because you don't like how the capsule tastes?
  • I didn't like Embryonic the first time around but boxcarred in right after the Dead - isn't that pretty much how life works anyway, a train on which the departed precedes us on the tracks and the yet-born is linked to our rear coupler? - wait! I think I understand string theory now! I'm going to hold onto this moment before it passes...
  • OK, what I was going to say is that I didn't really like Embryonic that much the first time around even though it fits perfectly with the True Band Nature the Flaming Lips has attained at this point, and I like that nature, but not the manifestation of the nature. It's like being really into wolves until one gets in your house. But after the massive Picks of Dick collection, Embryonic is right on time - isn't that pretty much how life... this post is becoming a link to itself.

The Flaming Lips, "The Ego's Last Stand"

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