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23 August 2007 @ 09:06 am
Camera Obscura  
Went to see Camera Obscura last night at the TLA. Great, great show. I don't know why I love Scottish bands so much, but I must not be the only one, because they kept saying how surprised they were to get such a big crowd. We arrived at the show quite drunk on vodka martinis, rum, strong Belgian beer, and red meat (and that's just what I had), making it in just as the last opening act was finishing up and got a great spot at the front of the side balcony.

K. loved that the ladies in the band were a healthy weight and wearing stockings, but she really went wild when they played a cover of ABBA's "Super Trouper." For my money, though, the high point was their splendid rendition of "Suspended from Class" (which the rest of the audience oddly didn't seem to know).

I was left to wonder though if it's rough being a drummer in a twee pop band, playing softly with cotton padding on the ends of your drumsticks, seething with jealousy when your other drummer friends brag about their nine-minute, primal, cacophonous solos.

 
 
Listening to: Fountains of Wayne - "Utopia Parkway"
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
"vodka martinis, rum, strong Belgian beer, and red meat" ... ooohhh, man. these a few of my favorite things. you like those vodka martinis dirty, btw? coupla olives, coupla onions, etc?

cheers,

alex

p.s. keep those redheads coming, by god
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: tin tin drinkingassmonkeydiary on August 23rd, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
These were triple olive martinis. No onion.

I've only had a dirty martini once and I didn't like it, but I think the bartender might have poured a bit too much olive juice in it, so I should probably give them another shot.
walrus damnitdylanevl on August 23rd, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Here here! Redheads rule my world.

Is that Uma?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red cameraassmonkeydiary on August 23rd, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
No, but there is some resemblance...
walrus damnitdylanevl on August 23rd, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
I will accept her as today's substitute Uma.
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on August 23rd, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
ooooh...it sounds like it was a great show! i'm sorry i didn't come out, there's just too much going on at home right now to have made it.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on August 23rd, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
They asked the audience if they could come back and play here again some time (so cute!), so you shoud get another chance.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on August 24th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yowsa!
traballenguastraballenguas on August 25th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Argh!
Camera Obscura played a little venue in my tiny town in Spain somewhere around January, and I didn't go. Damn me!

Glad you had fun, though.