Unfortunately, there’s not really any local music on my “What I Listened To…” playlist for this month. I did go to a few music shows, but it was mostly bands that I’ve mentioned on this site a few times so I won’t include them. I had a hectic schedule where I’ve been in and out of town a lot this year especially the past two months and that trend will continue for at least another two months. For some cool local music, check out Notes From Vivace’s playlist for this month (April).
Moody Blues – “Your Wildest Dreams”
“Nights in White Satin” just makes me laugh, but this song I actually really enjoy probably for the same reason I enjoy Oingo Boingo’s “We Close Our Eyes.” I feel like they should both play in some Cocktail/Risky Business type of 80’s movie.
The Black Angels – “Black Grease”
I vaguely remember this song back from when I first moved to LA in ’05.
Because of the Austin connection and the Angels part of their name I sometimes confuse them with The Arc Angels and have to stop and think about which band of the two I’ve seen live. The answer is the Arc Angels. I’ve missed catching the Black Angels live a few times in particular when they’ve played with BRMC, I’d actually really like to catch them though. I’ll have to make more of an effort and actually check to see when they are playing LA or if they are playing when I decide to head to Austin again.
Every Move a Picture – “Chemical Burns”
This song is a few years old, but I still enjoy when it comes on in one of my playlists or on one of my mix cds. Also, how appropriate is this as a band name? Seriously people are picture-taking crazy, everyone wants to capture every single moment of their life to post on Facebook? I’m all for preserving the memories, but can you tell I hate having my photo taken? Absolutely abhor it. Kindof ironic since I do love planning and coming up with ideas to execute cool photo shoots.