Friday, May 21, 2004

GO WILD IN THE CITY

Some days you just really need to listen to lots of Bow Wow Wow and Adam and the Ants. I suggest both of these bands for days when you're feeling a bit low, or a bit tired, or a bit uninspired. They're essentially the same exact bands, but with different singers. I'm not joking, they're literally the same band with different singers. So if you're like, in the mood for a dude singing, pop in Adam. If you're in the mood for a girl singing, pop in Anabel. Good times!

So this curbing of my drinking went pretty reasonably well last night. Started off the evening with dinner at the Spotted Pig to celebrate my gorgeous boss' birthday. I had a wee bit of champagne to celebrate, followed by a glass of wine. After dinner I went over to the Slipper Room to celebrate Andy and Alex's birthday where I had 1 and a half beers -- half of one of them was poured over my head during "girls just wanna have fun" -- my hair was very sticky, but now it's got an undeniable shine to it. OK, maybe it's just shiny cause i finally washed it.

So, Lindsay has been living with me for like, three weeks, and it's been really fucking fun. We'll probably have a roof-top BBQ sometime very soon. Maybe even tomorrow. Maybe Sunday. Maybe next week. Alls i know is our roof is the fucking shit.

The Killers were on Carson last night and I totally dropped the ball on that one. Sorry.

By the way, I got dragged to the Strokes show the other day by Lizzy. I see things like this (and i know my rationalization is really FUCKING RETARDED, but i never claimed to be anything but really FUCKING RETARDED): Just like the Smiths vs. the Cure, Blur vs. Oasis, I see something along the lines of Interpol vs. The Strokes. So I've chosen Interpol. I appreciate the Strokes. I enjoy dancing to them. When I first heard the Strokes in 2000 or 2001 i was really excited and danced around my room while listening to "Barely Legal." But like, when i first heard Interpol (before the strokes) in 2000 or maybe earlier, i was moved. I was thrown against the wall and beaten to a pulp and happy for it. This is why i say i was dragged to the Strokes show. Anyway, it was great and Julian talked a shit load, which pleased me a lot since he's actually funny at times -- despite being totally slurred at times. Anyway, Mazel Tov to Juliet.

10 comments:

cody said...

i think you stumbled onto something with the interpol/strokes thing, i've kind of felt the same way. i think that underneath it all the aesthetic behind the bands are opposed, although both are brilliant and technically amazing. but there is more than that and i think it comes down to you being moved by interpol. the strokes don't really seem to have that capacity. the strokes are about the strokes. their music, their sound, is the thing. it's fun, but it's kind of meaningless fun. really there is no difference, message wise, between there albums, or really their songs. of course, that's not a bad thing when it's as awesome as it is done. i think for me to keep enjoying them they're going to have to grow a bit, but they have that ability. anyway interpol has always just seemed to be about something more. paul banks isn't going to pee in the cumberland river (hopefully). turn on the bright lights is like crime and punishment or something, it's just on a different level than most rock works. and what i look for in art is something that speaks to me, that explores emotion and conveys some kind of meaning, which is why ultimately i side with interpol as well.

karen said...

seriously sarah, you never cease to amaze me. like, sometimes ill be like, why am i in love with sarah? is it because of that early burned copy of absolution? nope. is it because shes a good influence? certainly not. its because sometimes you just make these brainfart statements that are so spot on, im all crash test dummies like mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm. such a good battle of the bands! and like, DUH. interpol.

Anonymous said...

holy apples and oranges. Just like each pair of bands you mentioned, the only thing they have in common is that both bands are from the same area and topping the charts at the same time. Well, the following is just going to be another personal opinion so it doesn't really matter. Strokes = beer. Interpol = that feeling you get in the morning when you just had sex with a hottie the night before, you desparately need a shower but holy shit. i had sex. whoo.

Shit. i failed to make any sense. But, often, beer does lead into sex. Oh nevermind, i did just order myself a black on black AA shirt from Interpoly just yesterday.

Ada said...

Ok, Im totally about The Strokes. I don't really think that Interpol and The Strokes have the same sound therefore cannot be compared. Interpol is for stiring up feeling and The Strokes are just to have fun. Fun is good right? so why not have really cute boys playing songs that you just have fun to? Im really enfactuated with The Strokes because when you listen to them everything goes blank and you just have that funny feeling that you are going to burst with joy(that was corny but its all fun.) :)

Ron said...

I like to listen to Gary Numan/Cars when I get down. That doesn't make me a bad person.

Anonymous said...

the strokes and interpol will be my babbies' daddies haha just kidding but i love them both. having to chose is like having to choose your favorite child. it's cruel and unjust!

but yeah, julian is hysterical. when i saw him in st. louis, he joked about being pissed he was missing the real world b/c brad & cameron were finally gonna hook up that night. absolutely classic...then some crazed chick *not me, i swear haha* rushed & stage & started dancing ON jules. she was immediately escorted...jules then joked that he thought it was albert at first & how surprised he was that albert could dance on him & play guitar at the same time...and fab ended up wearing a hot green tanktop another girl threw onstage...they're great guys & they deserve their success absolutely...they have some funny as hell home videos on their website, too.

i'm jealous that you were (gasp) dragged to the strokes show. well, differences of opinions. but dammit i like my opinnion better haha i definitely woke up early this morning to buy my strokes ticket for the KROQ weenie roast!! haha

Anonymous said...

Wow! You mentioned two of my favorites ever... Adam Ant (who was a stone-cold fox when he was young-- I totally dreamed about marrying him when I was a wee tot... too bad he's a bit loony now) and Bow Wow Wow (if you ever need to raise your spirits, play the song C30 C60 C90 as loud as you can)!

Anonymous said...

the killers got singed to what record label?

Anonymous said...

strokes v. interpol? gimme a break.

Megadork said...

Ultra - i stopped dead in my tracks when I heard the news about julian. no more drunken rocknroll bachelor

hello drunken rocknroll husband - what's next a reality show on mtv starring julian and juliet???