This month I turn 30. To mark such a remarkable event, I’m spending every day of October drenched in awesome-sauce.
Went to see The Dum Dum Girls at Lee’s Palace. I’m glad I didn’t take my camera with me, as both the Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls decided not to use lights, and instead projected patterns of light on stage. Any pic would’ve looked like shit.
When I got there, I found Mechanical Forest Joe ((Joe, I’m calling you this now.)) was there, too, as usual. I had someone to chat with, and it’s someone awesome. The opener came out in a lovely dress, but that was the highlight of the act. She played some shitty drum loops, and played a single heavily distorted chord over it. Then she sang, something.
The came Crocodiles. I only knew them from the fact that one of them duets on The Dum Dum Girls’ first record. It’s a song that came up randomly one day in iTunes, and I thought it was The 6ths, if that gives you an idea of what I thought of the song. So, I was excited to hear them. They were loud and distorted, but good. They had a Velvet Underground charm. Their songs were fun and danceable.
Afterwards, The Dum Dum Girls played a set, comprised mostly of new songs. Sadly Dancing-Guy was getting a bit close to me, but he didn’t take much away from the show. The songs were performed well, and the new record is fun, if not as good as their first. The songs are simplistic, but good old fashioned rock and roll… and the legs! Va-va-va-voom! Better legs than the Dum Dum Boys.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBSs3-RfLKk&w=450&h=259]
“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field…”
I came out of the process better than Sadly Dancing Guy did.