10 April 2006

omg, another show

i want to be moved into my new place now. right now, damnit. typical movers help you move, but only after you've packed up all your stuff, right? where are the guys i can hire to pack up all my stuff? i'd gladly sacrifice a pair or two of lacy unmentionables in order to get out of that crap.

i s'pose i should mention i went to a concert on friday... a little band known as the dresden dolls. somehow, i managed to snag a companion that was not related to me, not dating anyone related to me, nor in a local band with which i am friends. amazing.

show info stated that the doors would be open at 11 pm. when we arrived at 11:30, however, doors had yet to be opened and the large, gothed-out, stripey crowd had been relegated to standing out in the freezing, whipping cold. my companion and i considered this quite gauche, so we trundled off to uncommon ground to wait out the ridiculousness. after two pieces of molten chocolate cake (glguahgla), we descended upon the metro once more.

we missed the first act, but considering how packed the environs were, i figured that was for the best. we managed to wedge ourselves into a tiny space amongst the throng of humanity, very close to the right-hand side speakers. ah, nothing like 'the barber of seville' blaring into one's ears from a distance of mere feet. my companion enjoyed it immensely. i, of course, only know the song courtesy of chuck jones. oh well.

as for the dolls themselves.. awesome. i almost forgot the weakness in my ankles and the pain in my feet from standing in my silly little heels for hours on end. (almost.) i hadn't heard anything from their latest yet, so it was nice to hear some new songs along with the old. i think the highlights of the night were 'coin-operated boy', a French folk cover called 'amsterdam' that i'd never heard of, and 'war pigs', which i'd definitely heard of. man, that shit sounds great on a piano, much more so than you'd think. amanda was worshipful and brian was.. smokin'. rawr. overall, an early saturday morning well-spent. now if only they hadn't woken me at 10 am to show my fucking apartment...

3 comments:

scott said...

I can't imagine why they haven't found someone to rent your place yet...

Anonymous said...

Well, you can have people pack for you, it's just expensive. Haven't moved in a while, so I have no idea of pricing, but I know Golan's used to charge just the hourly rate for the movers plus the (outrageous)cost of boxes. I think you could "rent" the boxes, too, but that usually involves paying them to unpack, too, unless you're really fast at chucking stuff out of the boxes. So, it's really just a cost/benefit analysis on the packing--Are you willing to pay for the rate to get out of that drudgery?

geekgrrl said...

eh, it was a pipe dream, anyway. a lot of my stuff is in tape-able cartons. it probably won't be too bad.. until i actually start and find out just how much shit i have...