Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Day of Independence


The fireworks were much less interesting than the chants and commentary of the crowd behind me. The faces and the fireworks reflecting of their skin shed light. The smileys were most popular. Especially with the frat boys.

#8 Smashing Pumpkins- Tonight,Tonight




Previously:
1. Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
2. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Mark Romanek)
3. Blur - Coffee & TV
4. Bjork - All Is Full Of Love (Chris Cunningham)
5. Michael Jackson - Thriller
6. Blind Melon - No Rain
7. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Chris Cunningham)



Last week I saw the Birdmonster boys perform at the Knitting Factory. As always it was a fun and energetic performance. There's a few stand out tracks with the rest kind of blending together for me. They make up for that, on their way to new and better material I'm sure, by being one of the craziest young rock bands performing out there. They will jump against walls, bang into each other, drop to the floor and all while staying on the microphone long enough to get their point across. Band to keep an eye on. (Photo by Rachael.)

Today Sufjan's new Illinoise leftovers album came out. Downloads below.

Download of the Day
Birdmonster - Resurrection Song (MP3)
Sufjan Stevens - The Henney Buggy Band (MP3)
Sufjan Stevens - Adlai Stevenson (MP3) this and below via Indie4Dummies
Sufjan Stevens - The Mistress Witch From McClure (or, The Mind That Knows Itself) (MP3)
Sufjan Stevens - Pittsfield (MP3)

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7 Comments:

Blogger Tina* said...

nice picture of colleen! I am so mad that I forgot to bring a camera :( Did you take any other shots?

16:53  
Blogger Wes said...

thank you :)

i got bored real quick with fireworks pictures so i put the camera back in the bag, i kept like one other picture but it's abstracty on purpose. it's on my flickr

17:27  
Anonymous Col said...

happy new year wes!

20:17  
Blogger Wes said...

haha happy new year to you too! i probably told that to 15 people last night on the rooftop

21:05  
Anonymous Ryan said...

Ha. I was a frat boy. Did you know that? You were watching the fireworks from a frat boy's roof. That's how I met Alex in fact. Reminds me of last 4th of July when we crashed the party across the street. They remarked that it was like a frat party except with all the people who were never invited. "Funny story, I was in a fraternity". Dead silence. I guess they didn't know me well enough to see the inherent humor.

05:00  
Anonymous Col said...

dear god ryan. wes and i did question it when we saw some paddle with frat markings on it, but couldn't fathom that it was true...i still like you though :-)

11:02  
Blogger Wes said...

ryan, i just want you to know, we still love you. we just want you to be happy whether that be in a frat or outside




;)


actually another very good friend of mine, jay, was also in a frat. i still don't like the general concept of a manclub, but I have learned many fine people were part of that culture in their college days. don't hate the playa, hate the game, know what i mean?

11:10  

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