Monday, April 13, 2009

THAT SONG IS SO 2005!

How was that Easter ham?

I guess I like Seth Rogen, but is there a movie he's not in as of late?! Talk about
overexposure man! Yeah, I finally watched Auntie Mame, and I enjoyed the raunchy/racy humor. I had no idea they could be this daring in 1958! Rosalind Russell was really good in the movie, and at times I thought I was actually watching Joan Crawford. Auntie Mame was a very feisty, vivacious, and fun gal; this woman was probably a really cool fag hag. And she had lots of money! YEEHA! Why couldn't I be blessed with an aunt or relative like this? There are people in my family with cash, but none of them are close or that nice to me. :(

So I like to update my iPod every few months, because I get tired of the same 5,500 songs ya know? LOL! So I just cleaned out some old stuff I don't really listen to anymore to make room for new sounds. I didn't like U2's last album at all:
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, even though it won tons of Grammys. I found it quite boring, except for its awesome lead track Vertigo. This new one however is quite good and catchy so far, so I am fairly pleased. I have to listen a bit more to Death Cab For Cutie's latest album, but I'm still only attached to this big hit song that was played lots on the radio. I'm giving a whirl to Silversun Pickups' latest effort and so far so good; I do remember liking this song of theirs a lot just a few years ago. And then there's this amazing awesome pop/rock/Latin duo from Bogotá, Colombia: Aterciopelados, and anything they put out is sure to be fantastic. The lead singer has a beautiful voice and they are playing live here in L.A. this coming Wednesday! Will I be going? I dunno, since it is a school night and all, but the urge is there!

Speaking of live shows, I went to see Travis just this past Friday at the historic Wiltern Theatre;
recorded highlights of the show are here and here! I'm liking their new album too and they were so fun live! I was loving lead singer Fran Healy's Scottish brogue. Sexy, sexy! Their opening act were The Republic Tigers and they were pretty good too; their cover of Blondie's Heart of Glass was phenomenal! Anyway, it was standing room only for those of us on the floor, and there were lots of tall white dudes blocking my view here and there, but I managed to watch most of the show decently. I took some pictures, and many of them came out blurry or too dark, due to having to stretch my arms up above all dem people's heads and the lighting. There are a few surprises here and there, so this slideshow is still worth seeing!

Enjoy:


10 comments:

RG said...

The best line in the whole movie: "That damn Chinaman let me sleep in my best Chanel!" - Vera bwaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

Looks like you had a great time at the show. Were you wearing your new glasses when you were taking the pics or did you take the pics THROUGH the lenses of your new glasses? :)

Look at all those stuffed animals in your bed. Ha! You're busted! Yoooouuuuu aaaaaarrrrrrre a romaaaaaaaantic!

Todd said...

I've been waiting for the Travis concert review. Glad you enjoyed it. I have yet to see Auntie Mame. I think my gay card is still being held until I see it...

Gary said...

Speaking of Seth Rogen & Blondie I just saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno and at one point they play Blondie's Dreaming. I freaking love that song, especially the drums at the beginning. I am on a Blondie reunion tour here on my iPod.

Auntie Mame is a hoot isn't she? I love this bit from the movie "My friend Bunny Bixler.."

RG said...

Gary: ...."definitely top drawer." You have to say it without moving your bottom jaw. LOL

TRAVIS said...

WAT - I followed the Yellow Brick Road and ended up what WAT-LAND. What a wonderful place it is my friend - clever, intelligent, informative and so clever I am thinking of taking a Spanish course so we may communicate in semi-private!

Bill German said...

do you think george will be there today? i will take some cool pics of his wife etc. life is tooooo damn short, you only get once chance at it. Grow a sack and leave work and meet george with me

TRAVIS said...

Hey there WAT - Just wanted to give you thumbs up on that guy in Upstate New York. I hear he's a really nice guy. All his friends love him. He also appreciates your visits to his blog - he's new at this and greatly appreciates those who pay him a blog call. And, he speaks VERY highly of you.
Later - Travis

Eddie said...

I'm probably the only gay man who hasn't seen Aunt Mame yet. I try to steer clear of movies like those, but when I do catch them on the fly, I'm glued to my set. I guess it's the natural order of things... lol.

Heard you're giving RG Spanish lessons. My Spanish sux cocketh. Glad you're able to provide him those services... lol.

Besitos WAT baby...

Bill German said...

thank you for telling me about george harrison, it was truly an amazing day and to see paul mccartney up close.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Auntie Mame has played a role in my life as far back as I can remember. I had a couple of moneyed aunts just like her. Just avoid the train wreck of a movie musical remake with Lucille Ball. Well, it has its moments.

I've been listening to Aterciopelados. Some of the best bands I listen to these days come from South America. I saw Juana Molina from Argentina live recently, and she was amazing. I gave up on U2 about 20 years ago when they started getting too pompous for me.