We went to see MEN last night! The show was at the Echo and it was SUCH a great show. Really had a great time. We bought a record of their album. I really feel like their album ushered me out of a serious bummer of a phase. It could have been anything but it was this. And we’ve gotten into collecting records, some just for fun and others for specific reasons. Like we bought “Exile in Guyville” as a memory holder because Kristyn got to interview Liz Phair and it went so well. We already had it on CD but something about the vinyl record feels more personal. Like you are actually collecting “something”. A tangible something. And I knew we had to buy this record “Talk About Body” because:
A) Kristyn’s first interview was with them.
B) It inspired us a lot.
C) It ushered me out of my doldrums.
D) The lifting of said doldrums seems to have brought a lot of positivity with it because my life is filled with a lot more possibility than before.
E) We are just big fans of JD’s in general.
F) The music is good.
G) To buy the record at the show is kind of a memory in itself. It was a really fun night and we don’t get a lot of those lately.
So anyway, yeah. Good night, good times. Here I am slightly damp because it rained.
Here is Krissy, dutifully letting me take her picture. (She hates this project but is an exceedingly tolerant person haha.)
Here is Monster welcoming Krissy home.
Here is MEN wearing a weird connected helmet when they came on stage. It was awesome.
And here’s just a picture taken in the middle of the show.
We’ll post more pictures later. We were there so Kristyn could cover it for LA Music Blog but we would have been there either way. I had a better spot than Kristyn so I took a lotta pictures. I’ll link the article once she writes it.
Oh AND the guitarist, Michael, was selling the merchandise and when we bought the album I told him that they were great and that I had a bummer six months until their record came out. He said thanks and seemed genuine. Either way its awesome when you get a chance to thank people who’s art inspired you first hand. It was a great day! (Oh and the muscle relaxers and Ibuprofin knocked out most of what ailed me with my back and we even hung around and danced afterward bc there was a DJ.)
Today I have a lotta digital things to do and then rest up for tamarra to start the whole week again! : D