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an open letter to the guy in front of me at the arcade fire show

( Live )

Posted on Monday 25 October 2010

Arcade Fire live at the Shrine Auditorium

Dear the guy in front of me at the 7 October Arcade Fire show,

The irony of telling people to stop singing along after the lyric, “They heard me singing and they told me to stop”, was obviously lost on you, but I take some solace in the fact that your kind got called out. Straight up:

So every time at every show, there’s always someone in front of you who’s like, “Could you please not dance, ’cause I’m trying to watch a show.” So politely say, “It’s very nice to meet you, and I respect your personal space, but I’m trying to be at a fucking rock and roll show.”
– Win Butler, 5 August 2010 (audio below)

terrible love (alternate)

Posted on Thursday 21 October 2010

I like it, but I’m glad they went with the warmer, rougher version on the album. Feels slightly over-produced. Love the Obama cameo, even if the whole thing borders on being a bit self-aggrandizing.

october 2010 mix

( Mixes )

Posted on Tuesday 19 October 2010

October Mix

I know, I know. I completely neglected this site, and the months without mixes were lazy. The excuse is that I started a new job, and although I continue to DJ at work, the format in which I do so has changed and makes it difficult for me to casually pull together selections over the whole month. Combine that with me inheriting a vintage record player/stereo, discovering that the coolest record store in L.A. is in my neighborhood, and picking up a copy of Peter Guralnick’s Sweet Soul Music to feed my musical knowledge; I’ve been listening to more vintage music and relying less on the blogosphere for finds. Heck, even Baths, the one new-ish track on this month’s mix, is only really getting rotation because I picked up the vinyl when he played back in July.