so in the process of choosing between buying tix to see either supergrass or black rebel motorcycle club next month, i ended up buying ted leo tix
for march instead. yeah that makes no sense i realize. but it is what it is.
anyway, i stumbled across some fun ted fan drama
about some of his show dates being at clubs that you have to be at least 18 years old to get into. apparently a whole bunch of people who are under 18 actually like ted, and these young peeps sent him hate emails about the 18+ policy! ted basically blogs at them in a big "shut the fuck up, you babies or i won't tour at all" sort of way.
now, ted is known as mr. indie and i think he deserves it. but just imagine, if you will, that ted were actually popular on a real scale, and had about 100 million times (literally) the amount of fans he has scrutinizing his every move. and not just in the u.s., but in every country in every continent. imagine how hard it would be to maintain a reputation of being a good person who cares about your fans in that fishbowl-type situation. not so easy...
so anyway, i'm taking off tomorrow for 2 days in vegas
, and then on to utah
. looks like my murphy's law-type luck will have me arriving in park city just as the edge
is on his way out. the man is/was in park city to support the leonard cohen documentary i'm your man
which is part of the sundance film festival. for more info on the film, including a cool video clip, click here
in other edge news, here's a link to an article
about edge's involvement in helping to get instruments back in the hands of musicians in new orleans.
"some would say it's a luxury to think about music when so many people have lost the roof over their heads. but the purpose is to bring life, work and people back in that city. music is a wonderful way of inspiring confidence in the belief that it's starting to grow back. music is a catalyst."
"the thing is that wherever music is happening in new orleans, it's like this outpouring of positive feelings and hope. suddenly, the gravity of the situation is lifted and people go, 'yes, this is why it must be rebuilt. this is what it's all about.' it unifies every strata of new orleans society."
oh, and here's a few for the road: u2 - super bowl 2002beautiful day
where the streets have no name
save file mp3 link via interference
peace out peeps. i'm sure i'll post a few times from the road, but probably not every day.
keep track of the man in the purple shirt for me........