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re: blanket hog

i'm not sure if that was the first time as a full band, and i can't remember if i caught it at the freemont set, but i had seen john do it solo like a year ago. it wasn't just the fact that they did it as a full band but it sounded completely different. and i liked it much better.


re: rising popularity

yes i agree they deserve it more than anyone, but i had a minor freak out last night. last night the place was packed and i mean PACKED! i'm not sure if i have been to a LW show like that before(and Bumbershoot doesn't count). i remember when i saw them play shows at The Paradox and there would only be 2 rows of people standing in front. last night i had to run my way thru the crowd to even get a spot close to the stage and then i was having to make sure to hold my ground so i wouldn't get pushed around and lose my spot. and i had to look around heads. i hate that. damn being short! :(
i hate to admit it but i was having one of those "this is my band" attacks and thinking 'where were you people 2 years ago?!?!' and 'i was here first!' like i said it's not that i don't want people to love them and them not to be popular i was just starting to have that feeling of losing the little band i loved.
it was weird to see so many people dancing and singing and all that. i've never seen a crowd like that for them before. in a way i feel almost better that i no longer stand out in the crowd as the one girl whose jumpin all around singing along.

so please don't hate me if you are one of the "new" people cuz i don't hate you. in fact i'm happy when anybody "discovers" TLWs cuz they are such a great great band. everybody should love them. :) but i am sure almost each and everyone one of you can relate on that little band that you "found" before the "hype" came along and suddenly you feel like they aren't "yours" anymore.


and finally re: karousme

yep, for most of the show i stood kinda next to, right behind you. nice hat. ;)
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were you the one bouncing around to my left, and a little behind me?
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A Brutaful Smile wrote:i hate to admit it but i was having one of those "this is my band" attacks and thinking 'where were you people 2 years ago?!?!' and 'i was here first!' like i said it's not that i don't want people to love them and them not to be popular i was just starting to have that feeling of losing the little band i loved.


i have those attacks as well. i remember watching sean coax john out from behind the keyboards at the second-to-last harvey danger show to play 'mimi.' i simply thought 'oh, a new harvey danger song, this should be interesting...'

little did i know what was to come. and now, here we all are - eagerly rowing that galley with the LW as coxswain.

good for them, and good for us.
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Karousme wrote:were you the one bouncing around to my left, and a little behind me?


no, i would have been to your right. i was basically right behind you. i saw your hat very up close and personal. damn tall guy, or maybe that's me being short. ;)
i do know the girls you speak of tho. there were 2 girls to our left that were dancing their feet off and singing their hearts out. so i would have been the girl on the other side of you doing the same thing. :)
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did you just call me coxswain?

(that was a reference.)

thanks to all who came out last night. it's a rare pleasure to be able to sell out a big room on a tuesday night. we've been doing a lot of touring and there's more to come, but the seattle shows will always be the best ones.

and for those of you who pretend that you didn't like centro-matic, what can one say? they are great. you will know this.
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punk rock mimi. that's all anyone could ever ask for or want. man! i love that version.
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sean wrote:did you just call me coxswain?


i did. and i believe in rowing terminology, it's 'cox' for short, which would almost sound...plural. where's roderick? heh heh.

photos soon.
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A Brutaful Smile wrote:no, i would have been to your right. i was basically right behind you. i saw your hat very up close and personal. damn tall guy, or maybe that's me being short. ;)
i do know the girls you speak of tho. there were 2 girls to our left that were dancing their feet off and singing their hearts out. so i would have been the girl on the other side of you doing the same thing. :)


Ahhh, ok. Cool, sounds like we all had a great time
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I actually liked Centro-matic - I DL'd a whole bunch of their stuff this morning off of their site...I'll buy a CD if I can find one.

www.centro-matic.com

Sean: in the begining of your set, vocally, you were taking the lower octave, lower volume road...then towards the end you were really cranking and it sounded great. Is this a 'strategy' you use when performing in an effort to conserve your energy? Or were you just not 'feeling it' in the beginning versus the end of the show? Or...something else? Just curious. Did anyone else notice this?
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heather wrote:punk rock mimi. that's all anyone could ever ask for or want. man! i love that version.


i agree that fast mimi kicks ass, it's a great way for them to end a set, but i dunno which i prefer.
i will never forget the first time i heard them do slow mimi live. it was so gut wrenching, i almost cried. i really would have been bawling if it wasn't for the fact that i felt ridiculous for getting all teary eyed at a show.
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NatureBoy wrote:Sean: in the begining of your set, vocally, you were taking the lower octave, lower volume road...then towards the end you were really cranking and it sounded great. Is this a 'strategy' you use when performing in an effort to conserve your energy? Or were you just not 'feeling it' in the beginning versus the end of the show? Or...something else? Just curious. Did anyone else notice this?


uh no cuz i was busy focusing all my attention on "the cute one". ;)
or being blinded by the pink polo shirt...oh sorry, i mean SALMON.
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sean wrote:and for those of you who pretend that you didn't like centro-matic, what can one say? they are great. you will know this.


oh i wasn't pretending, i really didn't like them. :p

and so you know, i didn't think they sucked it's just that they aren't my usual cup o'tea. in fact i thought they were ok, but i was having an issue w/their songs kind of all blending into one. they all sounded quite similar.
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A Brutaful Smile wrote:
uh no cuz i was busy focusing all my attention on "the cute one". ;)
or being blinded by the pink polo shirt...oh sorry, i mean SALMON.


Speaking of Eric (referred to at the show as 'the cute one', I find them all equally as 'cute' as a straight man can) his voice sounded awesome - I'm glad they turned up his mic!

Brutaful: I agree with you on "Slow Mimi"; the song has almost equal amounts of power on their seperate sides of the power spectrum...
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NatureBoy wrote:Speaking of Eric (referred to at the show as 'the cute one', I find them all equally as 'cute' as a straight man can) his voice sounded awesome - I'm glad they turned up his mic!

Brutaful: I agree with you on "Slow Mimi"; the song has almost equal amounts of power on their seperate sides of the power spectrum...


eric does have a nice sounding voice.

they all do have their own attractiveness but i think in terms of "cute" eric is "the cute one". sean has the "scholarly" appeal about him, michael is "handsome" and john has that whole "manly ruggedness" thing going.
if you put them all together they'd make one hell of a guy. but seperately they make one hell of a band.
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A Brutaful Smile wrote:if you put them all together they'd make one hell of a guy. but seperately they make one hell of a band.


Well said!
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A Brutaful Smile wrote:
NatureBoy wrote:they all do have their own attractiveness but i think in terms of "cute" eric is "the cute one". sean has the "scholarly" appeal about him, michael is "handsome" and john has that whole "manly ruggedness" thing going.
if you put them all together they'd make one hell of a guy. but seperately they make one hell of a band.


the people i was with thought john had more of a 1970's john holmes porn aura about him last night. perhaps it was the salmon colored shirt.
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To quote A Brutaful Smile...
eric does have a nice sounding voice.
they all do have their own attractiveness but i think in terms of "cute" eric is "the cute one". sean has the "scholarly" appeal about him, michael is "handsome" and john has that whole "manly ruggedness" thing going.
if you put them all together they'd make one hell of a guy. but seperately they make one hell of a band.


Oh my stars and garters.
Note to the Boys in the Band -- you know you've made it when you're identified with a qualitative nickname. Hot cha cha! Can action figures and lunchboxes be far behind?

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bex (who has always lusted after receiving a Beatles-/ or Monkees-esque sobriquet

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Definitely lunchboxes. I'm totally convinced. Musical lunchboxes...even better.

BTW, can I just say that it was so cute to see Sean singing along to Centromatic?
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heather wrote:
A Brutaful Smile wrote:
NatureBoy wrote:they all do have their own attractiveness but i think in terms of "cute" eric is "the cute one". sean has the "scholarly" appeal about him, michael is "handsome" and john has that whole "manly ruggedness" thing going.
if you put them all together they'd make one hell of a guy. but seperately they make one hell of a band.


Just to clarify: I did *not* attatch these 'names' to the band members...that was all Brutaful Smile's work...
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which monkee was "the scholarly one"? i hope it was mike. not exactly the rock n roll fantasy, but one takes what one can get.

as for the singing question, the only song i took down the octave was "unsalted butter," because my falsetto was shot after a week on the road. it is currently in the shop awaiting repair. hopefully, we'll be able to pick it up as we head out of town en route to spokane. if not, i'm just going to have to rent a replacement, which will eat into the profits. and THAT CAN'T HAPPEN.
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