Sunday, July 17, 2011

A review of "Evidence of Things Unseen: A Novel"

by Marianne Wiggins

Amazing. A book about light and science, love and friendship, big government and orphaned children, bombs and hope. Comes together beautifully.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon!!!!!!!!

Flaming Lips at Boulevard Pool, Cosmpolitan Las Vegas by zenhikers
Flaming Lips at Boulevard Pool, Cosmpolitan Las Vegas, a photo by zenhikers on Flickr.

Wayne Coyle. I love you. What can I possibly say to describe the bizarro, joy-inducing, confetti-filled, ear-drum busting, force to be reckoned with that is the Flaming Lips?

I mean: "We have powerful strobe lights people". "We have a space bubble." Furry animals, dancing Japanese schoolgirls, megaphones. Bliss, I tell you.

And finally, I can honestly say Las Vegas has hit adolescence!!! We have a real venue that attracts interesting bands! The Boulevard Pool simply rocks as a venue. Light on the security, heavy on the views, you can get close to the band, and the sound is awesome. Beer is $10, but...actually I can forgive that. You're a dumbass if you pay for PBR at that price, but...

Thank you Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Thank you old friends, The Flaming Lips. Thank you new peeps [shout out to the guy that doesn't know where he lives!] [fun, fun fun with crepe paper!] and thank you music gods for blessing me with a pretty freaking amazing summer of sound. 2011 is going well.

Monday, July 04, 2011

A story about "Trouble the Water"

by Tia Lessin

Just terrifying and heartbreaking. Impossible to comprehend.