||[Jul. 16th, 2009|01:04 pm]
July 10th at the Bijou
So this show was fucking amazing. Like super crazy amazing. Second row then RIGHT UNDER THURSTON. Yeah, it was good. And I was also super excited when they started out with a song, "Tom Violence", from my favorite album EVOL. I also learned that I want to be as bad ass as Kim Gordon when I'm 56 years old. Holy crap.
Thurston was glowing.
And Lee rocking the fuck out of that guitar.
All you need to know about the show is GO AND SEE THEM [if you ever have that chance]. GO GOGOGO.
And for the funny parts:
Troy and I had two [kind of] run ins with the band before the show. Between the opening band and the main set, we ran to the car to drop off a shirt and grab a sweater. Right in front of the Bijou, in the crosswalk, we almost get hit by a guy on a bike. Troy turns to me and said, "Now you've not only seen the drummer for Sonic Youth but the original drummer for the Crucifucks." Yup, it was Steve Shelley.
But earlier that day was much more exciting meet. We went to the Book Eddy, off of Chapman Highway next to the Disc Exchange, around six thirty. Troy and I split up, he to poetry then records and me to science then art. I was almost done and wanted to see what he was up to so I went to the back of the store. Troy was standing near the edge of the section looking at some 1950s recording with this weird look on his face. I look at who he's looking at and see a GIANT man in a plaid shirt and glasses. Before I can look again, Troy kind of scurried out. I follow, and he grabbed me, "That was Thurston Moore!"
We went to the Disc Exchange and Troy was very... excited. After ten minutes, I told him I wanted to go back to the Book Eddy to see if they have a book on Mucha. As I was looking and asking, Troy ran out to his car and grabbed his copy of The Enternal. He walked up to Thurston and said, "Thurston, I don't want to bother you but could you sign this for me?" And he did. I'm still surprised that he didn't hyperventilate.