They play better than you, they sing better than you, command a stage better than you, write better songs than you and do it with more purpose and meaning than anything you have ever done with all your supposed artistic talent. Ok. Ok. Ok. Maybe, that statement is hyperbolic, but I doubt B.B King or Aretha Franklin reads my tiny blog. Soooo, chances are...
If you are lucky and they tour through your town, GO! Screw the plans you made with friends and drag their butts to see Savages perform live. We saw them on Monday at a sold-out Neumos. My mind was blown. They mesmerized me so thoroughly that I forgot Neumos' sound system is wonky and the whole place smells of French onion soup and fried fish. I totally geeked out. I haven't done that in ages. I jumped up and down, screamed every lyric I knew, punched my fist in the air and I wasn't alone. It helped that there were signs posted at the venue requesting people refrain from taking photos or videos:
Side rant - We saw Johnny Marr at Neumos and some jerk had his gigantic phablet up recording almost the whole damn time. He was dead center, 3 feet from the stage. So irritating. I mean, who wants to watch your shaky cell-phone video with over-modulated audio, anyway?
I just got home from editing Seahawks Saturday Night. This week, Greg Scruggs interviews teammate, Breno Giacomini. They both played college football in Louisville. Word is, Greg will be taking over where Michael Robinson left off with the Rob Report. Not sure if it will be the Greg Report, Scruggs Report or branded something entirely different, but after watching his interview with Giacomini, I'm exited to see what he will come up with each week. To be fair, Breno was quick with great answers to Greg's snarky questions. I think you can tell that these guys have a great rapport. I had fun editing a little sparkle into Breno's response when asked which teammate he thinks would win a beauty contest. I almost threw a star wipe in there. Probably the ONLY time it would have been appropriate in my entire career to do so. Watch it! Tell me if I should have gone for it with the star wipe. Saturday at 9:30PM on JOEtv and 10:30PM on Q13.
This week's Mic'd Up Segment is with Brandon Mebane. Talk about big hits and big talk. It's a great perspective on a game where Hawks' defense made a huge difference. I didn't cut this week's mic'd up, so it won't appear on my demo reel website. Just gotta tune in to see it, I guess. If only Kaepernick's bet with Wilson was true. After finding out the firey twerking video was a fake, it didn't surprise me that the eyebrow shaving video was also smoke and mirrors.
Also this week on the show, Coach Carroll tells us what the Seahawks did during the rain delay. His interview made me and my producer laugh and wish there was some video of what Carroll described. It would have been scandalous and not for any reason you might think. Just our warped sense of humor. But as I sit here typing, the rain outside is pouring, and it has me hoping for another steamy rain delay for Sunday. Mmmmmmm... football. I think I might be starting to actually like the sport.
For a look at pro-quality photos check out Ben's blog at MYKNEESHURTTHEMOVIE.COM. This page only has iPhone pics I took since all the good cameras were rolling on skateboarding.