Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
So here’s the official lineup for that show on Olympic Island June 26:
* – Keren Ann is a maybe. If she does appear, Keren Ann would be the odd duck on this bill. I guess they figure since she’s in town the for the Jazz Festival the day before, why not? I wonder how her stuff would go over a) in a big open field, and b) to a crowd of Modest Mouse-loving indie kids.
Early bird tickets go on sale today at 10AM with a CFNY password (you’ll have to look up the specifics elsewhere) for $36.50 and regular tickets go on sale this Saturday for $42.50 at Ticketmaster, Rotate and Soundscapes. There’s also an extra $6 surcharge per ticket that covers the ferry ride and a charitable donation towards island improvements. While it’s a perfectly solid lineup, it’s not enough to get me to shell out the $50 to go sit in a field. I don’t know what the bill would have had to be to persuade me, but this isn’t it.
Do you like my badass Photoshop pic of the two headliners? They look like they’re ready to throw down. Broken Social’s got the numbers and Andrew Whiteman’s got the muscle T, but Modest Mouse have that crazy-ass look in their eyes. I bet they fight dirty. Isaac Brock would probably bite your ear off so much as look at you.
Alan Sparhawk has posted a letter on the Low message board explaining why the band has cancelled all upcoming touring plans – he’s not right in the noggin. Best wishes to Alan and his friends and family that he gets well soon.
Stereogum readers play mad libs with the sentence, “I SAW ROCK & ROLL’S ________ AND ITS NAME IS _________”. Hilarity ensues.
So I’m watching the trailer for The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe and I’m thinking, man – this looks like The Lord Of The Rings done in all primary colours. I hope that they take some time between now and the Christmas release date to rub some dirt on the digital effects. It doesn’t look very good right now.
24: So this is how I see the end of season 4 – never mind the missile, that’s old news. The US hands over Jack to the Chinese for his part in, um, invading China, and season five is all about Jack escaping from a Chinese prison where all the guards are clones of James Hong (www.jameshong.com). Like Agent Smith in The Matrix, except they’re all dressed as the bad guy from Big Trouble In Little China. Just wait, it’ll happen. I’m surprised the US government didn’t try to pin the consulate ambush on Marwan. After all – he is the man responsible for today’s attacks. But a nice quick takedown of the big bad, glad they didn’t drag that out. Pity about the missile, though.
Today is my last day as a twenty-something. I should be getting drunk or something, shouldn’t I? Yeah, I think I’ll just finish watching Sealab 2021.
np – Godspeed You Black Emperor! / Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!