THE VOICE OF ENERGY VOL. 083
Been a weird few days since you last heard from me. Mostly good! Had a nice weekend in Seattle where I covered the kick off of Jawbreaker's U.S. tour for SPIN, and then got to watch an original member of XTC play two hours' worth of XTC songs. Did some record shopping. Saw The Trip in 16mm. But as I was on my way home, I get an email from my buddy Joshua letting me know that Blake Schwarzenbach, the frontman for Jawbreaker, read my SPIN review, hated it, and took some time during their first show in Portland to gripe about it. I'm grateful he didn't call me out by name. What a weird thing for a guy in his mid-50s to get bent out of shape about. I thought I gave a pretty reasonable, balanced take on the gig. Read it and tell me if you feel different.
This also led me to a question I put to you: what band would you like to see reunite for a gig / tour? Think of bands that could actually get back together — all the members are still alive, etc. I say: Siouxsie and the Banshees. My brother suggested Spacemen 3. You?