Alas there were no sparks last night. It’s been a while since I’ve been so underwhelmed by a live performance. Especially from a band I had previously enjoyed. In the Choose Your Own Adventure book of my life I definitely pursued the wrong chapter last night. The Jesus & Mary Chain were a total train wreck! And a $25 one at that. False starts, mic problems, the whole band looked dead-eyed and bored as they slogged through their sloppy set. And I opted to see them instead of getting a Swans ticket (they return to Minneapolis Friday night) though I’ve seen Swans in 2010 and 2011 and they did not let me down. Such is life.
How about five good things instead?
- Local musician Mark Mallman is at it again - Road-Tripping Rocker to Livestream Brain Wave Music While He Sleeps
- I won tickets to Heavy Table’s North Coast Nosh VI at the American Swedish Institute. It’s the same day as my friends’ annual farm party so I’ll be doing a lot of driving but it will be worth it.
- I have a strange fascination with the butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair. Apparently I am not alone. There’s a new movie coming out simply called Butter. It looks promising.
- Nina Simone was amazing. I think I’d rather watch a documentary about her than a biopic. But still, if it were well done I’d probably watch one. Looks like that may be in the works but there is controversy over the casting - “much of the reaction has focused on whether Ms. Saldana was cast because she, unlike Simone, is light skinned and therefore a more palatable choice for the Hollywood film than a darker skinned actress.”
- Oh the adorable-ness of Björk . I know I’ve seen this before but I’m not sure that I’ve blogged it - “Björk explains how TVs work and why you should beware of believing poets”
Just put a sweater on over my other sweater and am sipping on hot water with honey and lemon. I love that we’re slipsliding into my favorite Fall weather but I maybe should have worn socks or tights today. Speaking of, it’s going to be MEA break before you know it. Alas the leaves are changing early up North but I’m looking forward to the downtime spent in a cabin on an island anyway.