07 August 2006

15 it's getting better all the time

in case you're keeping score...

Oline's Top 10 Concert Experiences
1. u2- atlanta, nov. 30, 2001
2. u2- boston, may 24, 2005
3. gogol bordello- chicago, apr. 8, 2006
4. u2- new york, nov. 21, 2005
5. u2- atlanta, mar. 31, 2001
6. queens of the stone age- atlanta, may 2002
7. wolf parade- chicago, aug. 7, 2006
8. harmar superstar+the strokes- jackson, jan. 2002
9. the hives- memphis, nov. 2004
10. the features- nashville, apr. 2004


Anonymous said...

Please view these two videos and check out the website that follows. Even if you do not agree with all of it, we all need to have a better grasp of what truly happened on 9/11/01 in the US, 3/11/04 in Spain, and 7/7/05 in the UK. We are looming closer and closer to being pulled into an even more disastrous war in the Middle East. Another terrorist attack in which the government is involved could easily be framed in such a way that rallies the people around a new war. However, the government could be deterred from faciliting a terrorist attack or could fail in their attempt to rallie the people, if enough people at least suspect government involvement in recent terrorist acts. So please share this with others if you feel compelled, as I do.

documentary on 9/11

documentary on western government terror


Please remember this core fact in all of the debate over the events of 911. The total disintegration of the twin towers into dust and rubble within seconds is a mark of a controlled demolition, not a building pancaking. If the towers did in fact pancake, the end result would have been a stack of concrete floors.

nick said...

glenda isn't really keeping with the subject of the blog. bitch... at any rate. i give my number one to radiohead w/ beck, sigor ros, & supergrass in oxford, england. a little hard to top i know. next i think coldplay (yes.. i love them). then likely the u2 show here in the ATL. beck at the tiny georgia theater was a good one. spoon at the 40 watt. and am anxiously awaiting the raconteurs. what can i say... i go to a lot of shows.

oline said...

glenda has officially become the scariest person in the room. and as we all know- that only pays off on the subway.

let me reiterate- wolf parade ROCKed.

oline said...

and i was so thrown off-guard by glenda's pierre salinger scariness that i couldn't fully process the radiohead w/ beck, sigor ros, & supergrass in oxford, england remark nor properly express my subsequent awe. wow.

Les Savy Ferd said...

supergrass is a fabulously underappreciated band. I can't say i've ever had the pleasure of seeing them perform by their lonesome, let alone with the greatest band of our generation, their icelandic bizarro sort-of-mirrorreflection-but-not-really cousins, and the king of awkward yet thoroughly compelling white-dances.

Also I happened to attend a lecture given by my architectural technology professor shortly after the above referenced tragedy. He has taught at many Ivy League schools and has been consulted a various mega-projects of the last 45 years. He picked apart the towers structural anatomy detailing point by point exactly how the buildings failed to withstand large aircrafts crashing into them. The towers were built (as most skyscrapers are) as elongated hollow tubes where a dense network of elevators occupy the central shaft. When a hole was introduced in the side of the building and the resulting explosion detonated inside the building's envelope the hollow central tube acted as a giant oxygen vacuum feeding and spreading the fire to nearly every vulnerable structural component in the tower at an almost supernaturally fast rate. The buildings failed swiftly, the concrete, crippled, would have been rendered to dust what with the sheer tonage toppling down upon the tower's relatively small footprint.

Furthermore the 'scariest person in the room' believes Bush used this 'manufactured tragedy' to further his own political agenda. Well then stop using the same damn event to further your own!

oline said...

it's really magical, dread pirate, that you can discuss the king of awkward yet thoroughly compelling white-dances then turn around and methodically debunk 9/11 conspiracy theories. who knew my top 10 concert experiences would be so controversial?

incidentally- dread pirate, meet nick, JBB's future sports/political correspondent. nick, meet the dread pirate dougo, JBB's wearer of toe-socks and defender of baths.

Les Savy Ferd said...

i apologize, CarO, i did not intend to get sucked into the maelstrom of ridiculousness above. Usually I can compose myself, nod my head and smile in such a situation but my BS-ometer went off the charts and circuits in my brain that normally switched off were activated. I came close to erasing my post, but in the end decided not to. anyhow, cheers. thanks for the intro to the fellow JBBer. welcome.

oline said...

dread pirate honey, you did a lovely job of thwarting the maelstrom of ridiculousness. if glenda (whoever the hell she is) should ever return, i think she'll be effectively humbled before your fully activated circuits.

nick said...

i'm having to switch gears violently here. whilst putting clean sheets on my bed conan went off, and suddenly unable to find the remote - i found myself watching last call w/ carson daly. carson interviewing brooke burke. "so, really... what was the craziest place you went during wild on?" that's where i realized what i was watching and turned off the squawk box. so we went from concerts to 9/11... wow. bit of a left turn at the traffic light.

as for greetings, "hello, dread pirate." how ever did you get such a nickname. i need to develop one... or have one developed. i'll get an aaron sorkin team assembled directly, but pleased to have my jbb handle all sorted. ha... again, oline i say to my own wit. can't help it.

incidentally & adding insult to injury. i've also seen supergrass by their lonesome in DC. wonderful little band. "road to rouen" is a popular go to on the ipod. and valentine's day of this year was at the ryman back in nashville seeing sigor ros again. they're magical. no other words to describe... and live. it's church.

at any rate... it's late. oline, i owe you an email. and i hope to make the first of jj's many articles ready before the friday hoff. i also owe you an email, because that's quickly becoming one of the better email exchanges ever. for now, sleep. i have a brunch w/ a college friend & a 1pm date w/ the braves @ turner field.

nick said...

clearly i'm tired. i said i owe you an email twice. brooke burke has rotted my brain.

oline said...

nick darling, croftie and i are the Queens of Nicknamery (appropriately). we will help if aaron is otherwise engaged.

i believe the dread pirate dougo's name originated on this very site and dates from his june 3rd impugnment of both u2 and my youthful enthusiasm and is rooted in the fact that- in the wake of the That Birthday Party- we were preparing for some princess bride viewing. just a guess.

nick said...

"Have fun storming the castle!"

oline said...

i feel incredibly dense because my father has said that my entire life and i just thought it was a cool my fatherism, never once linking it to that movie. you have shown me the light.

fezzik, are there rocks ahead?

nick said...

"Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s?"

"Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."

Les Savy Ferd said...

"No one would ever surrender to the dread pirate westley."