Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bjork - Hollywood Bowl 6/11/2013

“I think I’m over music.”

I said this to my girlfriend last week.  And while being said somewhat in jest, there is a tint of truth to it.  To a certain degree, I’m sick of all of my favorite bands and I haven’t found anything new that interests me.  Looking through my iPod is an exercise in settling for something that seems like it’ll bore me the least.  I haven’t frequented a local show in years and even the bigger bands haven’t been able to attract my attention.  There are, of course, exceptions to this that will drag me from my cave of solitude in order to attend a concert, even if I need to go alone.  Such was the case last night when I saw Bjork at the Hollywood Bowl.

Yup, that's how she dressed for the encore.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Desert is Hot and Endless

Las Vegas is a place where adults want to act like children while maintaining their right to participate in very adult activities.  It’s basically an arcade that serves booze and continually offers the services of prostitutes.  Except in this arcade, you can lose your next five mortgage payments by the time it takes to get that elusive free drink from the cocktail waitress.  And that’s all part of the fun, isn’t it?  Just dancing along the railing without a safety net while everyone cheers you on.