August 19th, 2005

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04:29 am - hobnobbin' with rockstars
Best quote from the Angie Aparo show tonight: "You people are looking at me like I'm sick, like I'm a loser, but YOU'RE in a shithole bar at one AM.  What the fuck, you people don't even have jobs, do you?"

It might sound all angry, but it wasn't.  It was unexpected and wry and funny.  He's actually a ... well shit I don't quite want to say mellow guy.  He can be, but he can rock the fucking house hard, too.  After the show I talked to him for a while about music, and the intarweb, and RSS feeds.  It was pretty fucking cool.  I kept getting amused because these chicks would come up from behind him and just sling themselves onto him or kiss him or whatever, and he'd always turn, speak to them politely for a moment, and then just turn back to our conversation like there was no interruption.  On our way out to our respective cars afterwards, zeldappa teased me about "hob-nobbing with rockstars." =)

One of the high points of the show was a cover of the Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right To Party".  Partly because it seriously rocked, and partly because it's the only time I've ever heard an alternative-rock cover of a rap song that didn't sound just horrible and "ironic."  I have no idea how, but the guy actually made it sound like it was SUPPOSED to be that way.  With crooning vocals.  Hopefully it'll be on one of the CDs I bought at the show (there were three albums there, and I am ALL ABOUT buying the CDs of artists I enjoy at the venue, so I got all three), but probably not.  Oh well.  Damn I enjoy discovering new (to me) artists.  Why can't radio be like this?

Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Angie Aparo - Revolution

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[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 07:48 pm
I had to go find his website and listen, I've never heard of him before. Very interesting.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 10:58 pm
I have been listening to one of the CDs I bought all. Day. Long. It is absolutely amazing.

I will be posting in the LYRICS IN ALL CAPS thread later on tonight / this weekend.

From: (Anonymous)
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 10:39 pm

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 10:57 pm
Yes. But - and I say this in perfect honesty - not for wanting groupies. It just frustrates me sometimes that I can feel music so deeply, but I can't create it.

I was a pretty damn good poet throughout a few years of my life when there was an awful lot of emotional turmoil that needed an outlet. But music? Sadly, no. I'm limited to loving it, I can't really create it.

[User Picture] From: mtu_squirrel
Date: August 20th, 2005 - 08:21 pm
Because radio has a habit of only playing the top 10 songs 24/7 until another new CD from a popular, well known artist comes out... to replace one of those songs.

Yes I'm bitter. Namely because I turn on the radio on the way to work and it's the same shit over and over and over again...

From: menollyofpern
Date: August 22nd, 2005 - 11:39 pm
I google searched angie aparo and found this entry.... out of curiosity, how did you find out about angie?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 23rd, 2005 - 12:38 am
Somebody posted on the columbiasc community about the show, and included a link to an interview of him where he talked about the internet vs the traditional music industry. I really liked what he had to say in the article, and his music seemed cool from the one clip that was up at, so I went to the show.

OH MY GOD I am so glad he did. For the Moon and Stars has been on like NON STOP PLAY in my car ever since. Especially Broken and Been Down So Long, both of which completely own me.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 23rd, 2005 - 12:39 am
Btw I made an RSS feed syndication of his MySpace blog - hit it up at angieaparo_rss if you want it.

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