Thursday, October 18, 2007

Concert Review: Spoon at the Roxy

Last night, I saw Spoon perform in front of a small crowd at the Roxy. Apparently, the Roxy was being punished by the city for some sort of violation, so their capacity was reduced for a time period overlapping the Spoon concert. Which is too bad, because the show sold out quickly, and the band would have been able to sell a lot more tickets had they been permitted. Nevertheless, the show was great! I had never seen them live before, and I was very impressed by frontman Britt Daniel (even though my blurry photo of him is not very impressive), who plays lead guitar, sings, and writes the majority of their songs. He has great stage presence and it's immediately obvious that although Spoon is a group act, Daniel is definitely the driving creative force behind their success. They played a mix of older songs and tracks from their new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, including my favorite song from that album:

I was still in a good mood this morning after the fun show, until I walked out my front door and saw my car being towed. (stupid street cleaning!) At least the tow truck driver let me ride to the lot with him, so although I'm now $150 lighter, I was spared the anguish of running around town trying to figure out what happened to my car.

6 comments:

Neal said...

I do love that song. Thanks for the d/l.

I walked out yesterday morning and saw my street empty of cars, except for mine. There was a ticket lady walking up to it to ticket and tow. By dumb luck she said 'if you know what's good for you, you'll move your car now before I write down the plate number.' It literally made my week, perhaps month, especially given that my car has now been broken into twice in 6 months. It's ok though, I didn't like my radio (either one of them), or my radar detector and wanted some jackass to have them.

jay said...

One little lesson I've learnd is to always always always offer the tow truck driver a little less than it'll cost you to get your car out of the impound lot. If its $150 tow, offer him$100 cash, then maybe he won't tow the car. This has worked for me a couple of times. I should really learn to park legally

Anonymous said...

Who the hell are the Spoons?

CycleDan said...

Jay is right. Offer to pay cash to the driver. 95% chance they take it since they can just go and tow another car real soon.

eileen said...

Yeah, I guess I should try the cash trick next time. However, I rarely carry much cash, so I don't think the driver would be too impressed with my offer of a bunch of crumpled ones and a handfull of receipts...

Philippa said...

Hey there, I just happened upon your blog and it's funny - we hit the same two concerts this week! I know what you mean about getting blurry pictures in the dark, but one or two of mine actually came out! www.pippalehar.com/photoblog.