Guided by Voices @ The Fonda 06-13-14 (In the style of The World Famous Busblog)

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Guided by Voices @ The Fonda 06-13-14 (In the style of The World Famous Busblog)

Took my first Uber to this show. I was hoping the driver would maybe be a pretty girl I could fake-fall in love with for fifteen minutes. Or maybe a dork like me. Or a smart guy like busblog.

Actually I was hoping my driver would be busblog.

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Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Pretty Flowers, and Le Cos @ Pehrspace 06-07-14

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Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Pretty Flowers, and Le Cos @ Pehrspace 06-07-14

Went to Pehrspace with my old friend Travis. When was the last time I was there? I’m not sure. The last I blogged about it was almost four years ago, but I doubt that was the last time I was there.

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Timothy James and Afternoons @ The Satellite 05-06-14

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Timothy James and Afternoons @ The Satellite 05-06-14

I got there way too early. Managed to get a beer in my hand (Boulevard Tank, from my favorite brewery) and leaned on the old Galaga machine. There was a point in time, I don’t remember when exactly without counting back, where I would have battled musicians on that cabinet, destroying bug ships like exploding electrons, engaging in a separated automated digital game with persons whose creative output I could praise or savage in pixel-print. Now I leaned on the husk of the machine and just stared. The curtain was gone. Moved. In the back of the room. There was no bar in the middle of the floor lean on, to separate the people watching the music from the people watching the people. No mirror to spit our faces back at ourselves. Where was Spaceland Brian? Was he off, or dead? Who knows. I miss him.

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Coachella 2014 Overview

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Coachella 2014 Overview

I was displeased with the lineup when it was released and, if it wasn’t for the Replacements, I’d might not have gone. What a mistake that would have been. This was one of the best of my ten years going to Coachella.

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Attending Coachella… something only trust fund babies can afford to do? What’s it really cost?

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Attending Coachella… something only trust fund babies can afford to do? What’s it really cost?

I’m a ten year Coachella vet now, and this year did nothing to change me from a mega-cheerleader of the festival. Yes, it is an expensive decision you have to save for, but it’s not as expensive as you think. What, wait? I thought the Daily Beast detailed a hedonistic hell for trust fund babies?

Well now, about that.

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Coachella 2014 Day Three Field Report 04-13-14

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Coachella 2014 Day Three Field Report 04-13-14

Sunday started off with a bang (Bo Ningen) and rolled along, slowly building to a pretty tremendous finish. It was quite a day, with a broad range of emotions, including rage and sadness. More after the jump.

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Coachella 2014 Day Two Field Report 04-12-14

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Coachella 2014 Day Two Field Report 04-12-14

Yesterday was a Coachella day for the ages. I went at it for over 13 hours and never fatigued. Might have hit a new record for “great” performances on a single day. More after the jump.

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Coachella 2014 Day One Field Report 04-11-1

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Coachella 2014 Day One Field Report 04-11-1

Yesterday was supposed to offer the worst weather of the weekend, but partial cloud cover and a consistent breeze made for just lovely festival weather. It was a good day for me; I barely saw a set I didn’t care for. Also, the crowd is kinda nice! They moved the Do Lab to the back of the festival grounds, near the Sahara and Yuma Tents, and as a result a particular personality quotient has been sequestered far away from my festival stomping trails. Bliss.

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Welcome to Coachella 2014

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Welcome to Coachella 2014

April is here. The bros have cheated their last college paper for the week. Los Angeles is experiencing a shortage in dresses, both sun and Native American head variety. Tents and tank tops are sold out everywhere. Watch out Coachella, here comes a regular.

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Chummer Magazine Post-Mortem

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Chummer Magazine Post-Mortem

I’ve just completed my first Kickstarted project. It wasn’t funded. Disappointing, but I still found the experience wickedly valuable. Everyone should run a Kickstarter once. The naval gazing bellow is offered to you to learn from our mistakes.

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