::: fighter of foo :::
the next show i'm going to is foo fighters, at pantages theatre, this tuesday august 29th. i've never been a huge foo fighters fan, especially recently, but their first couple of albums were very good. and the chance to see a concert at pantages theatre was an opportunity i could not pass up. the three shows they are doing in l.a. are all acoustic performances, apparently highlighting disc 2 of their 2005 release, in your honor. i've been trying, but i just can't seem to get into that cd... but anyhow, the tickets indicate that the performance is to be filmed, so hopefully dave grohl and co. will play some other songs off their earlier albums. in any event, it should be good. my two favorite foo fighters songs come from their second release, 1997's the colour and the shape.
foo fighters : "up in arms" (mp3)
from the album the colour and the shape (1997)
apparently, petra haden of the decemberists has been playing with the foos on their current tour. i haven't had a chance to really check out the decemberists or any of petra's solo ventures (including an a capella exercise replicating the who sell out using only her voice, for instrumentation included), but i do know petra from that dog, a 90's band fronted by the lovely anna waronker. they didn't last too long, but did put out a few albums, including a nice one in 1997 that no one seems to have bought except me
from the album retreat from the sun (1997)