Sunday, September 7, 2008

I am not watching the VMAs. I am not watching the VMAs.

Friday night, while all of you were at the Magic Stick to see the Dirtbombs, I was in Redford watching a band called Acoustic Front of Resistance. All of the members are young (18 and under), but there is so much passion behind their songs. It reminds me of myself at that age when I wasn't too jaded and bitter about the world. The lyrics are reflective, speaking to humanity, politics, and loss. You would think that at 18, someone wouldn't have such a deep perspective on those things, but it was genuine. That being said, I was almost brought to tears. It could have been the alcohol. It reminded me of old Dashboard Confessional, mixed with Straylight Run. OMG I know, I know, this means you are not going to listen to them. Whatever, it's your loss.

Saturday, I skipped Dally in the Alley. I don't like staying outside for that long. But then I went to The Silent Years' CD release show at the Magic Bag. I missed the first two bands because I was drinking in the parking lot to avoid paying $5 for a tallboy of PBR. Deastro, even with all of the technical difficulties (a fuse in the guitar amp kept blowing, the drummer wasn't able to hear anything on his headphones, etc), everyone who was close to the stage got free candy thrown at them. And it still sounded pretty good. The Silent Years sucked. Like, completely. omg, no, I am kidding, it was great, although the amount of bass vibrating through the venue made me nauseous. I have to hate on something, right? I am a blogger, right? So that is what I am hating on.

Brad Elliott (Friendly Foes) bought me a beer afterwards. This, of course, means that I am going to write nice things about his overrated band.

LOLZ. I happen to like his overrated band.

MTV VMAs: wtf is wrong with the dude who is hosting this year? He's not good looking. Or funny. Also, that is the first time I have seen the Jonas Brothers perform. They are soooo not cute either. Please someone start a flame war in the comments about the Jonas Bros.

13 comments:

Sir Michael Charles Patrick Jr II said...

the host is actually very funny...see forgetting sarah marshall, or youtube his name for standup/various nightshow guest spots. the vma's were awful. the only tolerable parts were: anyone that sang/performed with travis barker and dj am, kid rock (probably the only one who didn't lip sync), and (what was the act of the night for me, unexpectedly) kanye west. i am so sick of the jonas tools, miley montana, and high school musicals. everywhere i turn, i am overwhelmed by them....and no mtv? if nothing else, russell brand provided a somewhat subtle commentary regarding this merger of disney channel brainwashing and current popular culture.

-jr

Elle said...

You did not just imply that Katy Perry was actually tolerable.

Sir Michael Charles Patrick Jr II said...

she did an ok (stretch) karaoke version of like a virgin....i dont really care about her at all, that's probably why i didn't think of her to be inclusive in my previous statement.

-jr

Elle said...

About Russell Brand... Any of his commentary on the pop tarts of the world was trumped by the fact that HE WAS HOSTING THE MTV VMAs. I'm just sayin'. This guy comes out of left-field to host this award show, uses shock tactics to gain our attention... Wouldn't that be considered irony that MTV would have someone like him host an award show that caters to the people he makes fun of the most, but that MTV support the most?

Bryan Metro said...

I guess it all comes down to the better you look the more you see.

jambi said...

careful elle... i have pictures of you.

Elle said...

What would Pee Wee do?

Sir Michael Charles Patrick Jr II said...

i dont know, i am sick of the "roast" host (ie sarah silverman, chris rock, et al). he ragged on celebs very lightly, and in a jestful manner. cmon, how lame is it that the jonas kids / jordan scott are shoving the promis/virginity thing down everyone's throats. i know i know, he did kick off with politics, but perhaps it was an homage to past host because the bush (retard cowboy) / vote for obama joke was directly lifted from chris rock. perhaps this was just obvious plagiarism or a subtle guided reference. i don't want to particularly defend russels brand (even though that has been my subsequent stance thus far) but i do simply suggest that you investigate this left-field host / comic a bit further before you typecast his moxy.

-jr

Sir Michael Charles Patrick Jr II said...

oh and......pee wee would show everyone the secret word...................................and everyone would go crazy

Elle said...

They are only shoving it down the throats of people who are paying attention!

Hey Charlie, I am going to give you a pre-pre-promise ring: it means I promise to someday promise to someday promise to become engaged to you. Which is just a promise for marriage. So, it's like a pre-pre-pre-engagement ring. We are still getting married, right? You have saved yourself for our wedding night, right?

Sir Michael Charles Patrick Jr II said...

ill add it to my collection

-jr

Bryan Metro said...

Got you. You're mine now. For the rest of the day, week, month, year, life. Have you guessed who I am? Sometimes I think you have. Sometimes when you're standing in a crowd I feel those sultry, dark eyes of yours stop on me. Are you too afraid to come up to me and let me know how you feel? I want to moan and writhe with you and I want to go up to you and kiss your mouth and pull you to me and say "I love you I love you I love you" while stripping. I want you so bad it stings. I want to kill the ugly girls that you're always with. Do you really like those boring, naive, coy, calculating girls or is it just for sex? The seeds of love have taken hold, and if we won't burn together, I'll burn alone.

Elle said...

You should have italicized that.