April 10, 2004 1:24 AM

So after a thousand deliberations I went to the house show. I lucked out on a ride and didn't have to leave after 45 minutes for the bus. There were a thousand more people than the last time I was there.

I'm tired of this I'm-too-art-to-really-sing crap. You know, that sort of band with all the right dynamics of a proper song, right (but rarely righteous) rhythm, but with no actual vocal line? Like playing live excuses them from writing one. People just want to hop around. I guess at a show the crowd accepts any sort of shit, as long as they can dance to it.

Nevertheless, for all my moaning, it was certainly better to be there than here.