Lookie here, two days in a row bitches!
So I’m sitting here in my dingy apartment again, thinking about cleaning (seems that is all I do when I’m here, but I never really clean enough to get the privilege of not having to think about cleaning). Seems tat all I do is clean enough that I can stand to still be in here, that is pretty damn sad don’t you think? Ohh well, I really don’t care all that much. The place is still inhabitable, even if it is just barely. I have been thinking that I want to get all moved at some point soon. I have yet to find an apartment that is as cheap as this that is not already rented. For Moscow, Idaho standards, my apartment is incredibly cheap for a one bedroom, there are people in studios half the size of my place that pay at least fifty bucks more than I do.
You know, I had somewhere I was going to go with that whole paragraph, and I know that it was going to go into a whole full-on post that would have filled my quota for the day…but now I have no freaking clue what-so-ever of where I was going to be going with that.
Lets try another direction. I got to see the Presidents of the United States of America (POTUSA) in concert on Tuesday. They kicked so much ass that I cannot really explain it at all. They even came out for another couple of songs when we were all calling for an encore. They played a lot of great songs and they played them well. I didn’t know that they played unconventional guitars, honestly had no clue that you could make a three string guitar make such a huge range of notes in so many great combinations.
I think this is what makes POTUSA so freaking awesome. There are a lot of bands out there that have upwards of five members of which the guitarists/bassists have instruments with the normal number of strings to ones with extra ones even, and still they suck a lot of dick when they play. But then the Presidents are just three dudes; one on drums, one on a two-string basitar and one on a three-string guitbass and they rock your fucking socks off and kick out the jams like its nobody’s business!
Speaking of shitty bands, the opening band for Presidents was HORRIBLE! The band themselves weren’t too bad, they played well, they were on time, and they were in sync with each other; they weren’t bad. I think they were just held back by their singer and their songs. They started playing, and the singer had one of those exceptionally annoying whiney voices, and was more than just a little strange in his movements to the music (see video below).
Their second “song” wasn’t bad though. They played their first, then the singer announced that the band was going to do a little jam session and he’d be right back; he ran off stage to do more drugs or whatever and the band started just jamming. They weren’t bad at that point. They kicked out a nice little jam session and it sounded pretty good. Then they had to ruin it by stopping, the singer coming back out, and playing their actual songs again.
We kind of had a heads-up on the suckness of the band before they even came out though. I had looked them up online before we left that day and we already knew we didn’t like them based on what we heard. But we figured that maybe just their album sucked and they might put on a good live show. Boy were we delusional. Once we got to the venue, we knew even further that the opening band was going to be super-crappy. We were surrounded by a huge group of teenie-emo-girls. We knew at once that they had to be there to see the opening band; we knew because there was a very distinct difference in the look, demeanor and most of all, age of the three groups that were present.
First group: Freshmen to Junior aged college students with confused looks on their faces. This group, you could guess, had heard of Presidents, but only knew one or two songs max, they also had no interest in the opening band.
Second group: Junior in college to beyond with unhappy looks being shot at the opening band on their faces. Obviously Presidents fans, could probably sing along with most if not all Presidents songs. Could be seen and heard (probably by the band) making obscene gestures and comments about the whininess and suck of the opening band between songs.
Third group: High-school to Freshmen college students bouncing to the opening band’s songs. This group sang along with Sir Whiney and bounced around till the Presidents came on then they just looked kind of confused and many of them left.
I know that I am kind of being a jerk here, okay, so there’s no kind of to it. But I can’t help it, I do enough whining in my life, I don’t need to have some guy with a fake British accent (yet claiming to be from Seattle) singing a full set of songs that make me want to castrate myself (by the way I’m sure this is how his voice got so high). I guess I just really don’t understand why that band was paired with POTUSA; they are such a great and established band, they have some awesome songs, and they play within the alternative rock type genre for the most part. Then you have a band opening for them that is seemingly just starting off and plays in the emo-my-parents-hate-me-and-nobody-loves-me-angsty-teenage-girl genre; just doesn’t seem to make sense to put those two bands together like that.
I guess that is all. Sorry to This Providence for trash-talking you all throughout my post, I just really hated your music.