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Headlights at the Hi Dive 4.15.2009 + One of My Kind
April 16, 2009, 3:18 pm
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Headlights at the Hi Dive 4.15

aww headlights, youre too cute

aww headlights, you're too cute


Johnny, Sarah and I went to see Headlights last night at the Hi Dive. The show was pretty much what I expected, which meant it was pleasant and fun. Pleasant isn’t a very descriptive word, but I feel like it’s the appropriate word to describe Headlights’ music. I find anything with male and female vocals and and a certain amount of poppiness pleasant, but who doesn’t? “TV”, one of the band’s poppiest songs by far, was the encore and certainly the highlight of the show. With openers The Love Langauge on stage with them, the band killed the song and turned it into a straight up dance party. I do wish that they had played “Some Racing, Some Stopping” and “April 2”, but maybe next time.

Here is a low quality video of “TV” taken on Johnny’s phone.

One of My Kind

You're Still One of My Kind

You're Still One of My Kind

On another note, “One of My Kind”, the documetary about Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley is now available for free download on causecast.org. It is suggested that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

The documentary details how the band formed, recorded their two records and their worldwide tour in the fall of 2008. It really makes you understand the dynamic of the mystic valley band and at the same time makes you appreciate the democratic approach to songwriting that Conor is taking these days. The most touching and humanizing moment is when it shows the band watching the election results in their hotel room. Oberst, in cowboy pajama pants, sits like a little boy glued to the t.v. and gets teary (as we all did) during the President’s acceptance speech. Anyway, it once again, made me feel guilty about my scathing review of “Outer South”, but just because you like the band doesn’t mean you have to love each album, right?

If you are a fan at all I suggest watching it, I really enjoyed it. Plus, your’s truly makes a guest appearance. Haha, no really, watch out for me and my friends Sarah and Chris, we’re in it at about 21 minutes. To explain, we signed up volunteers for the Obama campaign at a Mystic Valley Band Show.

Watch it here!



kidney infection day 2
this is a kidney, unfortunately my kidneys are sick and sad : (

this is a kidney, unfortunately my kidneys are sick and sad : (

so the infection continues. and it sucks. there are a million things that would be better than having kidney infection.

having just a bladder infection
going to bars to celebrate sarah’s birthday with her
just having a cold
hanging out with my dad
eating a cookie
watching tv casually
having a beer
going to new york
going to denver
saying hello
being asleep
being on an island
driving
cuddling johnny
running
kissing johnny
petting the cats
seeing barack obama
vomming….oh wait. that’s my current life.
seeing a movie in a theater
eating at three margaritas.
going to the gay bar with chris
pooping
drinking wine
being on a boat
dancing to UB40
wear normal clothes
look pretty
play with coco
going to sxsw………………

on that note, I am really jealous of everyone at south by southwest. therefore to make myself even more sad about what i cannot do I am going to post my favorite songs by people performing at SXSW.

Indian Jewelry- Powwow
M.Ward-Paul’s Song
Vetiver-Angel’s Share
Akron/Family- Running/Returning
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone-Cold Shoulder
Jana Hunter-K
HEALTH-Glitter Pills
Okkervil River- A Stone
Headlights- Some Racing, Some Stopping
The Black Lips-Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah
Phosphorescent-A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise
Matt and Kim-Lightspeed

so yea, that’s a taste of my favorite sxsw stuff. Wish me health for tomorrow!
-marissa