Thursday, February 28, 2008

A few things.

The Bad
The Verve: No L.A. dates, thanks to Coachella.
Constantines: No west coast dates, period.

The Good
Finally, a new Black Keys record!
(at the Wiltern 4/1 with Jay Reatard)
And a new Oh Sees record!
(at the Smell 3/8 with Clipd Beaks, the Mae Shi and Old Time Relijun)

The Buzzcocks (sorry, nothing ugly to report for now)
Live dates for the lucky bastards in Europe.

9 comments:

FiL said...

Well, Steve Diggle's pretty homely, if not ugly... ;-)

Thouught you might get a wee kick out of this

theneedledrop said...

I like your blog a lot. I'm going to add a link to it on mine.

Have you gotten the new Black Keys leak?

China said...

Fil - Steve Diggle's my favorite Buzzcock! He's not ugly, he's got lovely Polish-looking eyes (whether he's of Polish descent, though, I couldn't say...). And I'm absolutely jealous of anybody who's gotten to see Billy in the last week. Oh, that wonderful moustache...thanks for that.

TND - I haven't in fact gotten the Black Keys leak - the Constantines have been my only leaked record in a very long time, and that was out of absolute impatience since I can't buy it for a while and adore them to death. I'm trying to hold out on Black Keys if possible. You heard it? I'm antsy. Thanks for the lovely compliment, by the way; I'll keep an eye out on your blog as well.

FiL said...

Well, I always found Shelly cuter, even if he looks a bit like a penguin these days. And I think I agree with you - very Slavic eyes on Diggle. They flash bright orange when he'd smashing his gee-tarr on the monitor...

China said...

Steve Diggle is definitely cuter than Pete Shelley. ESPECIALLY today. Pete Shelley looks like he could be anybody's uncle these days.

FiL said...

Ah, I guess it all comes down to what you mean by "cute." Shelly's always been cute in a Muppety kinda way. And these days he's cute in an "avuncular penguin" kind of way. Put differently, I think a Beanie Baby version of Pete Shelly would sell better than one of Diggle.

If that's what one means by cute...

China said...

A Beanie Pete! Oh god, to think. If there was such a thing, I'd suggest a Homosapien-era Beanie Pete with white suit and full head of hair; not sure how his present look would go over in stuffed form. He doesn't have those dreamy, ambiguously Polish eyes, though...

Drunk Country said...

Hey,China.

Just saying howdy after your comment on the podpage.

I haven't been here before so will aquaint my good self with your sentences over the next week or so & leave appropriately non-sequitor commentary.

Cheers for the words, but I shy away from such like 'hilarious'.

½DC

China said...

Well, hell, 1/2 DC, I'll surely keep those compliments to a minimum in favor of more mild terms. We Americans and our terrible overuse of adjectives...