-from the IDS
If I were a dog I would be humping the leg of every Gmail team member as a show of appreciation.
- comment-leaver “Nuclear Moose”” —It’s odd how much I love this: New Gmail Labs Features Move Labels and Chat to the Right. Apparently, scrolling through my MULTITUDE of chat buddies to get to my labels was super annoying, because I am loving having the labels on the right side.
I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Cheap Trick, Heart, and Journey last Wednesday. Here is a belated wrap-up of the great night:
We arrived a bit late due to ridiculous north-bound traffic around Indianapolis (Damn you, suburbanites who can’t manage to live where you work!) We missed all but the last two songs of Cheap Trick’s set, but we weren’t too upset, and things began to look up almost immediately, when we went to get drinks and ran into this giant chalupa with a five-o-clock shadow wearing a diaper. That’s my friend Whitney in the picture with me.
Heart followed this crazy run-in and totally knocked it out of the park. I was amazed that Ann Wilson still sounded just as good as she did during Heart’s heyday in the ’70s and ’80s. I was hoping that Nancy would say something snarky about Palin following the “Barracuda” issue, but they just rocked.
Journey took the stage, with a new lead singer, a dandy little fellow from the Philippines, who sounds EXACTLY LIKE STEVE PERRY OMG IT’S FREAKYYYY. His name is Arnel Pineda and he’s big-eyed and cute.
The Journey fans celebrated en masse, including a handful of ladies with soccer-mom ‘dos who sparked a doob and puff-puff-passed across the aisle from us.
This guy got so fired up that something happened to his shirt. And his dignity. And his liver.
But, BUT, this all paled in comparison to the rocking show put on by Frontiers, a Journey tribute band I saw at the Vogue on Sept. 5.
Until next time, rock on.
Have you heard the new Kanye song, “Love Lockdown”? I don’t have cable, so I missed it on the VMAs and my only other source of music knowledge is the radio (sad, I know) so I just heard the “world premiere” today, though I’m sure the song leaked roughly 57 years ago.
It’s certainly different, with a major lo-fi quality. It’s just Kanye singing through a Frampton wa-wa box over a repetitive drum machine thump and a piano.
It hasn’t grown on me yet, though I’m sure after hearing it 7,000 times on the radio each day, it will be programmed into my brain to love it, just like that “Leavin” song. Curse you, Jesse McCartney. Curse you long, and curse you hard.
I am so freaking tired of hearing about that lipstick line.
When Manchface posted that last night, I had no idea what she was talking about. After reading this, all is clear to me now. My favorite part of the article is where former Massacusetts Gov. Jane Swift (who I mistook for a 19th Century romance novelist - don’t tell me I’m the only one) says she KNOWS Obama was calling Palin a pig because “She is the only one of the four candidates for president, or the only vice presidential candidate who wears lipstick.” I wouldn’t be so sure, Ms. Swift. I think Biden’s got a little lady in him. I mean, I’m not saying he’s twirlier than a party dress. Well, maybe I am. jkroflcopter.