Well I'm off to Vegas for Timmy's bachelor party, his one last big hurrah if you will, for the weekend. Let's hope I don't come back broke, too hungover, and/or married to a stripper!
Viva Las Vegas
The Bonnaroo 06 schedule was just announced today and they are completely fucking me. How might you ask with so many artists and bands in one festival; that is spread over 4 days?
Quiet simply, they stacked a major group of artists I wanted to see all in one fucking day. Just take a look at the Bonnaroo 06 schedule.
More importantly, look at Friday's list of shows. All in one day, they put Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove on at 3:15PM and start G. Love & Special Sauce at 3:30PM. On top of that, Ricky Skaggs' set starts at 5:30PM, both Robert Randolph & the Family Band's set and Oysterhead's set start at 5:30PM. And to drive a nail deeper into my heart, they have Nickel Creek starting at 6PM. So that's 6 of the 11 main acts that I planned to see (see post) and they all crammed into a 3 hour window. So I will only be able to see 2 full sets. Luckily, Robert Randolph is playing a mini set on the Sonic Stage at 2:30PM, so I'll get to see him perform some tunes.
To make matters worse, a blantant disrespect is being shown to Mr. Robert Randolph. Outside of Warren Haynes, he has been the hardest working man at Bonnaroo the last few years and is playing in The Other Tent instead of the Which Stage (btw Death Cab for Cutie is playing). Give me a fucking break. What moron made that decision? Something else worth noting is the fact that Nickel Creek and G. Love both played on the Which Stage at Bonnaroo 03, now both are tents this go round.
Now I know, artists' schedules have a lot to do with what days they are playing but this is only the BIGGEST festival of the summer in the US. And overall the rest of the weekend is planned out OK. But com'n Bonnaroo, spread the love out over the weekend. Don't cram everybody I love into one day.
and if you thought i could be replaced
i wouldn't just stop with an ear
i would cut off my whole fucking face
just to make my point clear
My iRiver has completely screwed me on playing time so I've had to result to the MP3s I have on my work computer the last few weeks and surprisingly I'm not too let down. For one I bought Iron & Wine's Passing Afternoon and received Glen Phillips' latest Mr. Lemons in the mail. New tunes are always good.
If you haven't gotten into Iron & Wine, you really should. Anyways....
Finally!!!! I will get to see the above mentioned Mr. Phillips this Thursday at the Birchmere. Its been a long time coming but I finally scored tickets and I will enjoy a show by one of my favorite singer/songwriters of the the last few years.
On another note, my birthday and Bonnaroo starts in a month. God I love Live Music and being drunk and blogging.
Mary, carry your babe
bound up tight like lips around a whimper
your fingers over my face
blind eyed Sampson driven to the temple
and night birds digging until dawn
freedom hangs like Heaven over everyone