Saturday, September 16, 2006

Stalker Tendencies

I finally made it back to Little Radio.


Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
You Should See Her Now - Tim Rogers
Breathless - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Death & the Maiden - The Verlaines
Ahead - Wire
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
Hard to Handle - Patti Drew
Seven Days - The Apollas
Watcha Gonna Do About It - The Small Faces
Your Mama Won't Like Me - Suzi Quatro
Ethyl My Love - The Muffs
Already Gone - The Eagles
What Am I Doing Hangin' Round - The Monkees
Too Far Gone - The Feelies
Charles - Scrawl
What Would the Community Think - Cat Power
Heavy Heart - You Am I
The Applecross Wing Commander - You Am I
Ordinary - You Am I
Arse Kicking Lady From the Northwest - Tim Rogers & the Twin Set
Who Takes Who Home - You Am I
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
I Hope This Makes It Easier For You - Actionslacks
Decatur St. - Twilight Singers
Crumbs Off The Table - Laura Lee
Something I've Got To Tell You - The Honeycombs
Crimson & Clover - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
I Wish I Was the Moon - Neko Case
A Man Like Me - Beulah
Movies of Antarctica - Stars of Track and Field
Ocean Rain - Echo & the Bunnymen

As you can see, I wound up doing a bit of a You Am I thing. You Am I are a brilliant rock band from Australia, playing at Spaceland in LA on October 22nd, and the Bottom of the Hill in SF on the 23rd. Then the Twilight Singers are playing SF's Great American on the 24th and LA's House of Blues the 25th. (If you were a good stalker, you'd know where to find me each of those nights.)

You see, on August 30th, I got to see Tim Rogers & Tex Perkins play at Tangiers in Los Feliz just a not-so-quick walk from my house. Who the fuck are they? (You may ask...) Tim Rogers fronts one of Australia's best bands, you Am I. I mean, they play freakin' stadiums and shit (well, maybe not that huge, but pretty damn huge) over in Oz, and here they play bitty clubs. Tex Perkins fronts the Beasts of Bourbon. Not as huge as You Am I, but still notable for sure.

Anyway, the two of them released a record together called T N T (clever on sooo many levels, boys), partially silly and partially heartbreaking, and all around good. Then they played these little venues around the States. I was there with maybe 40 other people, and talked to Tim afterwards and took the dorky pic that didn't turn out but was still glad to do so. He was terribly nice.

Thing is, You Am I hasn't played California since about 1998 or so. I can't remember the exact date, but it was a long time ago. And they'll be here twice. And I'm going.

It just so happens that my other current favorite band (and friends... Isn't it lucky when you like your friends' band?)will be starting their current leg of the Powder Burns tour the very next night in SF... The Twilight Singers. Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan (hmmm, the Gutter Twins and T N T... are all my favorite bands getting all "we are family" and shit on me?) will awe the crowds again all over the frikkin' world for 7 weeks.

Guess we have some rock shows to attend, right?