Friday, August 15, 2008

I Do What I Want, When I Want

The last couple of days have been a little rough for me. I get to take home a lot of expensive skincare products FO FREE thanks to my job and I tried a new one a couple days ago only to find out I am allergic to the main ingredient. For a day, I had this horrifying blotchy rash all over my neck, decolete and inner forearms. It has by now reduced itself to my neck being itchy. Sucks. It reminds me of that one episode of South Park when the boys get chicken pox and Cartman yells at his mom about calamine lotion. CAN'T STOP SCRATCHING!!! And don't even start me on eating frozen yogurt and a veggie burrito from Rico's in the same day. Shit works your system.

Complaining about nothing and over-sharing aside, we are going to see Xiu Xiu tonight at Chateau Casbah. Mostly because there are probably going to be a lot of really foxy oversensitive dudes that could be easily manipulated. I'm just kidding, I don't go to shows to pick up dudes. I don't blog to pick up dudes. Who told you that? Whatever.

I have been trying (again) to warm up to Xiu Xiu (I used to hate Sunset Rubdown and look what happened) and I'll admit I like the music a lot, I just don't really know yet if I like homeboy's voice. I've heard they put on a pretty impressive live show, I AM COUNTING ON IT, XIU XIU!!!

This here first video is for "Boy Soprano"

and this video is is for the song "I Do What I Want, When I Want" from their latest album "Women as Lovers." You know, the album they are probably touring for.

If you're into it, go hit up Kill Rock Stars and order it. Dudes can't keep making records if you steal it all from the internet.

If you hate having fun and don't want to get your tits signed (by me, you may kiss Megan's hand but not address her) you can also go to that storage closet in the middle of a swamp the Che Cafe to see some local clusterfuck. Weatherbox, Lanterns, BoomSnake, Crooks and Fever Sleeves. Starts at 6 p.m. , costs $10.

Now that all of that is out of the way, I can talk about black metal. I talk a big game about being a black metal elitist and it's true, I still love some of it. I like shit that makes me want to ride a dragon to work. Nothing wrong with that. I was even in a black metal band in high school. We were called F.A.T.E (Five Across the Eyes) and our fake three song EP was called "Dragon Kick." I was in a period in my life where I wanted to be as offensive as possible and simultaneously play guitar as loud and fast as I could. The good news is, I'm still pretty offensive. I like black metal because it's fucking ridiculous. The corpse paint, the costumes...if you want to be taken seriously in black metal you best be lookin' right. Fine examples of corpse paint below:

My favorite bands are of the Norwegian symphonic persuasion, like Emperor. They ditched the corpse paint after a while and a couple of their original members got in a hot mess of trouble for shit like church burning. Fuckin' brutal. Now they are "broken up" (played a show in Los Angeles in June) and doing shit like voice acting in Metalocalypse and getting endorsements from Ibanez. They unfortunately don't have a video for one of my favorite songs "In the Wordless Chamber" but here is a video that was made in the last decade, for the song "Empty." I just really like the violin.

In a display of total ludicrousness, stupid costumes and all, the video for "The Loss and Curse of Reverence:"

gotta find my upside down cross necklace,



Your Maugham said...

I like how this post combines both Xiu Xiu and random google images of metal-y goth dudes. It's like a breakfast cereal. A screechy, face-painted, ridiculous breakfast cereal.

jenni said...

fro-yo farts dude, rough.

'stina said...

@ your maugham

It's how I do. Pony Girl way of life. I think it's like lucky charms. Tiny dehydrated marshmallow-y bits and then some crunchy corn crap that you don't want as much, or at all, and all of it is terrible for you.

DCLXVI said...

@ your maugham

Metal-y goth dudes????

This is black metal! It has nothing in common with this goth-gay-shit! It's about nature, war, hate ... I hate kiddies like you are, which have no clue!!! DCLXVI