Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Showtime #6 - Guided by Voices

Let's just say it's been a banner fucking month around here for shows, hell i went to three alone last week and since the glow of the hipster bar has been fading a bit i've found the draw of live music has been a bit more glittery, possibly because i don't have to hold a conversation and can jump around and sing at the top of my lungs, of course i understand these posts are more for me to document where i actually was and what may have happened if i can remember but lately i'm trying not to get fucking completely ripped but hence if i do i can always turn to ye olde youtoob to remind me of what i missed...

And so how do you know you're an aging hipster? well when you can say the first time i saw this band was 1996 i believe at a place that is no longer there and that how some of the kids i talked to about this band in said hipster bars were barely out of fucking diapers or in kindergarten or some such shit but let's just say that the kids are alright and that GBV fucking rocks, i mean what do you expect from the line-up that brought us Propeller, Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes and Under the Bushes, Under the Stars, and i don't know if you can tell from the clip but a GBV show is a fucking good time, a veritable sing-a-long fest, the night of this lovely show there was a street fair going on down the street and i spent an hour or two waiting for my friends and wandering around drinking High Life on the street and smoking cigs i shouldn't have and staring at the Ferris wheel and generally having a fine fucking time but it was nothing compared to what would go on once i got in the venue and proceeded to guzzle PBR's and break a law or two by smoking in the bathroom, by the way did i tell you kids i quit smoking? for the most part that is, i figure the occasional cigarette is like the occasional Big Mac, it ain't good for you but it ain't gonna kill you either right?

And though i'd like to post a set-list it'd be to fucking long cuz anyone who knows anything about the finest band ever to come from Dayton, Ohio knows that the songs are short,sweet and to the point, so i'm guessing the played like 40 plus tunes or so, really i have know idea but i do know that as a joke i proclaimed that if they played Smothered in Hugs i'd hug everyone within reach and when three songs in the played it alot of motherfuckers got hugged, cuz  GBV fans are  like a tribe, you either get it or you don't and when they began playing it i had strangers who heard me say it coming up to me and hugging me for shits and giggles, of course then we'd toast and sing and what not but hell that was just the first one of the month and since i'm lazy and last week was a doozy i'm gonna go watch some footie and relax, enjoy.  7 working days and a wake-up and i'm unemployed.


The Unbearable Banishment said...

I'm not making any comparisons musically but GBV, Green Day and a lot of other bands owe a debt to the Ramones. Start a song, come on strong, end end it quick. Next song. Then the next.

Dayton rocks. Who knew?

Kono said...

I can see where you're coming from with that, though it might be attributed to the attention span of Bob Pollard, the guy just cranks out songs, they're releasing an album in October which will be the third new album this year not counting his other bands and solo stuff, musically he openly admits that The Who and alot of other stuff from that time period are big influences, growing up in Dayton he probably never heard the Ramones, ha-ha, he was a school teacher who just kept plugging away and never really found success until his mid 30's, most guys in his position would have quit, 54 though and he's still going strong.

gary said...

Great seeing you there!!!! What a blast!! HUGS!!

I got the if I remember, I'll try to post.

See you soon brother!!