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Jan 23 2007

How Was It For You?

James are reforming! With Booth, Gott, Glennie, Davies, Hunter and Baynton-Power, the line-up that recorded Laid! They are one of my favorite bands ever. Unfortunately the only time I was able to see them was on their ill-fated Lollapalooza jaunt, where they were just before KoRn on the bill. Yep, they went over like gangbusters. Not only that, they played a craptastic set full of songs from their album Whiplash. I've never seen them play a full on set of hits. Which reminds me, I need to get a copy of Getting Away With It... Live.
PS - Come to the USA!

**UPDATE** - Here are some downloadable James songs for you.

Other reasons why I'm happy today:

- Suns v. Wizards at the Phone Booth tonight! Nash v. Agent Zero. Butler v. Marion.

- New Veronica Mars on tonight! Which, like 24 and Heroes last night, I will have to DVR and watch later. So breathe not a peep here!

- Lastly, new Travis! I have no idea why I like this band so much, but I do. So there. I really like this tune. Anyone got the MP3?
[via Stereogum]

Saw Camera Obscura last night. Not the most energetic live performers if you know what I mean. But they were great, if a bit mellow. They played "Lets Get Out Of The Country," "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken," and "Looks Could Kill" in succession about 3/4 of the way throught he set, so that was the high point (and pretty great). They closed with a wonderful "Razzle Dazzle Rose" and Ms. Smith and I both thought it was a great show to start the year out with. I took some photos but didn't have the time to upload them. Tomorrow hopefully.

Posted by Kyle in Misc. Music | Permalink

Comments

Good show last night. Yeah, it wasn't high energy but I was amazed that they played almost all of their latest album. Good stuff.

Posted by: Sherpa at January 23, 2007 3:38 PM

James?! Yay! I liked all their other songs on that album BUT "Laid", although it's way classic now.

Every time I hear "Camera Obscura", I now think of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" book and movie, and then the band.

Posted by: Melina at January 23, 2007 3:52 PM

craptastic? you're crazy.

great:
"Tomorrow", "Lost A Friend", Waltzing Along", "She's A Star"

Posted by: torr at January 23, 2007 4:30 PM

I actually prefer Millionaires to Whiplash.

Posted by: leafblower at January 23, 2007 4:33 PM

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