March 1st, 2004

You'd better tell your story fast

Four miles; no breaks; Innervisions.

So, now that I'm a little more coherent...I finally saw the Reputation again at Gardner last night. The last time I saw them was over a year ago in Champaign, and I kept just missing them all spring, summer, fall, and winter, so it was really great to see them again, hear the new stuff, and chat with the band. It was a very wild show, wild even by Gardner standards.

For those of you who're interested, the Rep were opening for the Gossip, whom I thought were really good -- I do get weary of that strident KRS kind of sound sometimes, but I really dug them...especially the song that goes "If you don't do nothing else, you gotta take care of yourself". Maybe more on that after I get a chance to listen to their record, Movement, which they were very generous to sell me for the $8 I had, instead of the $10 it cost. And as I think I was saying to Elizabeth from the Rep, the singer is so cute! She has kind of a giggly, ditzy affect when she's talking, but then starts singing and proceeds to burn the place down with her gorgeous Southern wail -- a worthy Kate Pierson successor.

Oh, and I just finished listening to the Vietnam veterans comp on which the Reputation is Quality with a capital Q. And because I'm a big, big Todd Rundgren dork who's been listening to a lot of 70s pop-fusion stuff lately, it was a highlight to hear the Big Heavy Stuff cover of "Hello, It's Me" right before "For What It's Worth".

If anyone's curious, here's some more stuff I wrote about the Reputation, in Colin theguiterrorist's journal (locked entry, sorry).

Ten miles today.

I feel pretty much okay, as long as I don't try to move. I'm s'posed to go over to Fine Arts before it closes and take down the chairs from the Community Chorus rehearsal; needless to say, I don't want to. *grumble mutter*

It's looking like not too bad of a week academically. One of my profs is gone all week, so all I have to do for that class is watch a movie, and get a head start on the programming assignment that's due next Wednesdyeah right.

Oh, Rachael leikela4 and Rachel geminus might be interested to know that today I sent a package to Greg of Kill Hannah. He, Dan, Jon, and Garrett never got their Act IV live CDs, so we're finally getting around to sending them. It's embarrassing for me to send the CD out, since I feel like I really suck on it, but my hope is that people view it as a historical document and not an accurate representation of what any of us sound like now.