Again, I apologize for neglecting the blog. I’ve been so busy lately, and I fear it will only get worse from here on out. I forgot to mention I actually made it into the sold-out Fleet Foxes show at the Mohawk. They were really terrific, in that dreamy, My-Morning-Jacket-y way. Plus they apparently really like Casa de Luz, which means they must be pretty ok. You can see my shots over at Austinist (big thanks to Paige for letting me shoot).
Tonight, Monday, and next Thursday only, the Alamo Drafthouse downtown will be showing a Brad Neely Animation Showcase. Brad’s the guy from Austin who came up with the Harry Potter spoof ‘Wizard People Dear Reader’ as well as the Cox and Combes George Washington video (NSFW). He also does a whole bunch of funny stuff over at SuperDeluxe. Drafthouse says:
We’ll have a selection of Neely’s funniest animations as well as an introduction and Q&A with a guy that the Pentagon has called “the most dangerous man in the world.” OK, I made that up. He’s really, really funny though and if you miss it you’ll be sad.
In other Drafthouse news, I’m heading to the Monster Rock Sing-Along tonight at the Ritz. Come on feel the noise.
Journey + Heart + Cheap Trick. I was pretty young when they were really big, but I can’t help but get a strong sense of nostalgia when I hear the music. Especially in the Faithfully video, there’s something about the combination of the clothes, the cars, and the music that take me back to my childhood. What is it about the look of old film that feels so much like a memory? Will the digital photos and videos of today evoke the same sense of nostalgia years from now? I digress…
(Sorry about the lame ads.)
(That last one’s courtesy of Sarvesh.)
Just a city boy; born and raised in south Manila. How crazy would it be to be covering Journey songs in Hard Rock Cafes, and then getting a call from the band to be their new lead singer:
Neal called Arnel, Arnel called bullshit followed by promptly losing his shit when Schon confirmed it all via email: Arnel had received a formal invitation to be the new lead singer of Journey.
And he’s actually really good: