In the mid 1990s I was a HUGE Brit-pop/Brit-Music fan. I loved everything from Kula Shaker, Mansun, The Verve, Primal Scream, SuperGrass, Pulp….I could keep going.
Oasis and Blur were my gateway into the genre of music. I remember sitting in the car with my Grandmother on the way to a swim meet hearing Oasis’s “Live Forever,” and it became an anthem for that whole year.
Then I heard Blur’s ‘The Great Escape‘ and my mind was blown. I still go back to the album every now and then and listen to the whole thing. Then Oasis released ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’ and I basically had a Oasis/Blur addiction until I learned more about the UK music that was happening at the time.
(Oh and Damon Albarn was my high school crush).
During this time, Blur and Oasis were in some sort of media feud. Since they were the biggest bands, the media felt the need to pit them against each other. I’m sure members of the band said stuff about each other in the press, but I’m not 100% on that.
Still, it blows my mind to see Noel and Damon playing together. That is too cool.
I have been a huge fan of the Queens of the Stone Age albums for a long time, but the news that has been rolling out about who is working on the new album has been blowing me away. I just read this article on nme.com announcing that Elton John is gonna be on the new album. OMG!
I never imagined a album would bring together Elton John, Trent Reznor, Dave Ghrohl, and Jake Shears! This album is going to be sick!
I am getting asked this over email a lot, so I will post it here. The background image I am currently using for my theme (which is below, in case I change it later) came from a picture I took of a concert. It was the Crystal Castles show at Austin City Limits 2012. It was a fantastic show. I highly recommend checking out Crystal Castles if you like crazy electronic music.
A couple people put some YouTube videos of the show here.
For those of you who are going to WordCamp Phoenix, but not showing up for the first day, you are missing out big time. There are 4 different classes that you can attend that cover a full range of topics. Each track caters to a wide range of technical levels. I will be in the 301 track. If you happen to see me walking around, don’t hesitate to say “HELLO!”