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So I went to Soundwave Brisbane 2011. That’s right, the fat bearded geek went to Soundwave.
First off, big thanks to the guys from Eden Must Burn for the invite. Rad gents all of them… and major props to Liz for driving. There is a reason I’m a fan of these people, and it goes way beyond their music.
So, classic fish out of water scenario. I’ve never been to a festival, let alone one which, from the line-up, was a few notches above my usual play list. I went in with an open mind and I left with a head full of tunes and a happy iTunes account.
Oh, yeah, and my camera is still broken, so I took my little Lumix. The photographic adventure is below:
Epic band. I knew the EMB guys were a fans but listening to their album I didn’t get it. Then I saw them live and it clicked.
Bullet For My Valentine:
Way outside my usual play list… but I give them major props for the energy in their stage show.
30 Seconds To Mars:
My biggest Hmmmm. I didn’t like them for so many years. Then Closer To The Edge came out. My walls were tested until they collapsed. What a stage presence. Props to the dude behind me who was uber excited to see Jared Leto… My butt crack will call you.
Coheed and Cambria:
THE. BAND. OF. THE NIGHT. I’m in, in a big bad way.
In summary. Rad day. The music was rad, the company was radder… The fucking $11 hamburger was raddist…
PS: I want to be a concert photographer
Something For Kate has always been a band cemented in my play list. Not only do they rock hard but their front man, Paul Dempsey, has a brain on him the size of a bass drum. His lyrics, often cryptic at first, weave a rich tapestry sadly lacking in today’s music.
Not only that, the man does a mean cover. Quite often the cover versions included as b-sides are the highlights of the album. Something For Kate has covered artists the likes of David Bowe, George Michael, Bruce Springsteen and even Christina Aguilera, each one a masterpiece.
After seeing him do a cover of George Michael’s Careless Whispers, a little idea popped into my head that just wont go away…
“If you could pick one artist to do an album of covers, who would it be and what is the track list?”
So I present to you my Something For Kate Covers Album:
- Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors)
- To Be With You (Mr Big)
- Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)
- Living Type (Powderfinger)
- Catapult (Counting Crows)
- Even When I’m Sleeping (Leonardo’s Bride)
- Careless Whispers (George Michael)
- Better Man (Pearl Jam)
- Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker’s interpretation)
- One Crowded Hour (Augie March)
- Harpoon (Jebediah)
- Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
- Baton Rouge (Garth Brooks)
- Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
- Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young)
- Please Bleed (Ben Harper)