Another Late Night At The EARL
As expected it was another late night at The Earl last night. Once again the lineup consisted of three bands The Beggars’ Guild, some band whose name I never caught but whose CD I did purchase before leaving, and The Manchester Orchestra.
Most people would say that three is better than two nine times out of ten. I am here to argue the counter-point. I checked the clock when The Manchester Orchestra finally made it to the stage and it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 12:30am. I once again checked the clock when they had completed their set and it was 1:00am. Therefore, the headlining band that I paid money to see played a thirty-minute set. That’s simply not enough for me. If one of the bands from the show had not played (don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all three last evening), and the headliner when on at a “respectable” time of say 12:00am (remember, this was a Thursday night as well), then the headliner could play for an hour and still be done by the magical 1:00am time.
Shortness aside, The Manchester Orchestra’s set was good, but not fantastic. They are currently working out songs for a new CD and it showed. One person to get a pass, especially because his performance was excellent, was the newly-added (substitute?) guitar player who as we found out had only one practice session before last night’s show. Had the lead singer not mentioned this, I would have never known. It seems like the former guitar player fucked over the band in some fashion (drama? in bands? never!) and last night’s guitar player responded to the call for help. I also didn’t take too kindly to the lead singer saying that he didn’t recognize any of the audience members, and that if we were like most Atlantan’s we’d probably never attend another of their shows. This being my second The Manchester Orchestra show, I will combat that by saying that I am already tired of the band’s decision to end show by exiting the stage with, the exception of the lead signer, and allowing him to play a solo. Put that number into the middle of the set (with all members remaining on stage) and then begin rocking again with the next song.
Bad Day In The Mail Room?
On Wednesday I ordered items from Amazon and KEH. According to the websites all items were stock and were to ship within twenty-four hours. As of this morning neither has shipped. Even more frustrating is that I am still an Amazon Prime member and they are quoting me a delivery day of June 21-June 27. The who reason for my becoming an Amazon Prime member was free TWO-DAY shipping on items in stock. This really sucks.
What’s The Deal-io Scana
Ever since the State Farm snafu last week I have been sensitive when it comes to paying my bills. When I received a notification from Scana about by bill being ready I had to do a double-take. I was certain that I had just paid them because in addition to paying my current bill I resigned for six months of fixed-rate natural gas. When I logged on I was comforted to see that I had paid my bill the other day, but bothered by the fact that I had another bill for two days of service. WTF?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, but not stellar
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Grandaddy — “Elevate Myself”
Website Of The Day – Crash Media is an interesting Canadian company (see, the are not contradictory terms) that specializes in interactive entertainment.
If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”
Exercise (b)Log – nothing