tigerbeatpoet, xo

what i listen to on the way there and in between

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Check it out... my newest review is up on HowWasTheShow.com after a long pause.

*i know it's not the best, but humor me.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Swyndle's First Steps - Uptown Bar

Well, I was totally interested in checking out what those guys over at MinnieIndie.com were going to do with a DJ/Dance Night at the Uptown Bar, so I got a few friends together and that's just what I did. If you ask me, this is like MinnieIndie's answer to Wednesday's Transmission at the Hexagon, but without the aural savvy of DJ Jake Rudh. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time, and was all about paying attention to what was next, but in it's inaugural outing, Swyndle was obviously haphazard. Aw, but it still made me happy in my brain zones. (Well, that and you can't go wrong with 1.75 taps of Grain Belt, boozers.)

Like I said you, have to appreciate the randomness. You know, I totally love going to shows, but the loudness also cuts down on your time for socializing. So it was nice to be somewhere where you could chat up your friends while listening to Rock and Roll McDonalds by Wesley Willis, followed that up by playing that old McDonalds(TM) song where if you could sing the jingle in it's entirety, you'd get a free meal. (well, that's just what i was told.) And of course you can't fail me with the Smiths/Morrissey block, some Pulp, some Bowie. All artists essential for living and breathing. In all of this I think the song that stuck out like a sore 'ol thumb was "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" by Meat Loaf. But since it's one of the most satisfying songs ever written, I will gladly make the exception.

So, yeah. I'll be frequenting Swyndle. It's right by my house, I love random combos of music selections and most of all, I love cheap beer. But of course, I'll have to watch Heroes first.

**and I'll go on the record by saying that the clever misspelling on purpose is a bit irritating.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I am going to steal Minneapolitan Music's idea and post my New Year's resolutions up here. I try my best not to make these, because frankly, I don't rock the follow through on a large amount of things. But anyways, here goes...

1. Learn to play the guitar, now that I have received said Rockmaster from my bandmate.
2. Write more reviews for HowWasTheShow, and keep up the pace with my Calendar and Daily Recommended Shows contributions.
3. Pay more attention to the local scene, and generally go to more shows, as I did back in '03 - '05.
4. TV off - Gym more often - get up the nerve to consider cancelling the cable. (As much as that might shatter the very core of me)
5. Remind myself that I know how to read (and not just blogs, magazines & websites)

Give me a year, we'll see how this shit goes down.