The Problem of Leisure: 4/18-4/20
Centuries ago, Academy writers fine-tuned the art of leisure in all its manifestations–opium haze lounging, harem collecting, scrapbooking.
Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events called The Problem of Leisure.
Okay. I’m going to be lengthy today:
I’m going to go see Roger, Roll and and cry, cry, cry. I will reach out and grab anyone who passes me and shake them, and scream, “Why Benny, WHY?”
We’ve been hyping the shit out of this show because:
1.) Action Packed Thrill Ride is as exciting as they sound, and
b.) This is a going-away party of sorts for our own Benjamin St. Maur. He’s moving to Boston. He’s also this week’s Most Fuckable Rockstar, and in Soundcheck. What can we say? We give frequent, unbiased coverage of (our friends who are in) bands.
3c.) Mothership and the Vitamins are two bands also playing the show who we’re NOT friends with, but we actually still like them! A lot!
THEN, as all good nights do end, I plan on dancing my face off at Lipgloss. The first 50 people will get VIP cards, so get there early, fashionistas. Donnybrookites always have VIP access there, so I’ll probably show up late and, as I discussed with Tyler, get wasted and knock down a speaker. But don’t you go doing it – I’m VIP, bitches!
After a grueling 180 day continent hopping shoot with budget overages that make Heaven’s Gate look a Production 1 student film, Fritz Godard has returned to the Manor.
On Saturday evening a screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be shown at The Esquire. Of the alleged “definitive” cut, Fritz says: “The trailer alone justifies Ridley Scott’s staunch belief to not let sleeping dogs lie. I’d pay $10.50 just to watch the trailer again.”
Ok, so this is gonna sound strange but bear with me. Saturday night I’m going to see a Major League Soccer game. The Colorado Rapids (soooo punny) take on the San Jose Earthquakes (get it? Because there are earthquakes in California, and earthquakes are, uhm, powerful, and uhm, so is this team’s kicking legs?) at their home field in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Apparently the Rapids are leading the Western-Conference right now with a record of 2-1-0 and a total of 7 goals scored so far this year from seven different players.
So what does this mean for yours truly? It means I’ll be traveling to the fucking suburbs this weekend. You know how I hate to do that.
Located at the Southwest corner of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado. Kickoff at 7:30, stadium doors open at 6:30. Gooooooo Rapids!!!!
Man Man put on the best live show you can imagine. They exhibit more energy than a shaken can of PBR. Last time I saw them at the Larimer Lounge all the members were wearing white and equipped with kazoos. Yay! We love kazoos. They had more instruments than could fit on the stage so they might seem a little less crazy on the Bluebird stage but I’m sure they’ll still be running around, jumping up & down playing more than one instrument at a time. They don’t go much for the banter with the crowd but that’s because they play like it’s the end of the world and they need to get as much music out before the apocalypse comes. Yeasayer, for their part, will bring some stoner jams which will most likely be the calm before the storm.
This has been a presentation of The Problem of Leisure. Be sure to tune in next time!