Friday, September 05, 2008

Last weekend...

...was awesome.
1. I went to see Polvo, for the first time in 10 years, in San Diego. Polvo, for the unfamiliar, in the live setting at least, take the best jams you've ever heard in your life, and make 4-12 minute, often instrumental songs out of them. Only they're not improvising, they're playing the stuff pretty much note for note, sometimes with different tunings, crafting songs that sound sometimes like they're about to fall apart, only they're supposed to sound that way. Don't let the word "jam" scare you away; Polvo make music as accessible to the ears of a Metallica fan as to those of a free jazz fan, though sometimes the guitars sound as much like sitars as guitars. One of the tightest bands you'll ever see. I love this band and it makes me sad to think this may be only a brief reunion.
The club, the Casbah, was cool too. Not as cool as the 40 Watt. But kind of like if the 40 Watt was broken up into little rooms. (Polvo LP recs: Today's Active LIfestyles, This Eclipse, Celebrate the New Dark Age, Cor-Crane Secret, Exploded Drawing)
2. Afterwards I ate tacos at a Mexican Wrestling themed taco spot (Lucha Libre Taco Stop), with walls covered with photos, posters, and action figures. Read more here, at my brand new other blog.
3. Alabama won...big. As you may have heard from KB for all of Saturday night.
4. This weekend probably won't be as awesome unless the Mets sweep the Phillies, which I think is impossible as I'm pretty sure they just lost the first game.


Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i have to admit i'm extremely jealous of the existence of "taco trucks" in cali. to me, that concept is as magical as the ice cream man is to a 5 year old.

9/12/2008 1:09 PM  

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