Posts Categorized: Coachella

Time Warp

I am guilty of abandoning this side of the internet for more than half-a-year, while visiting exotic (and not-so-exotic) places of the world. I was worried about the non-linear sequence of events, and had a little maintenance to do in the back-end of things. Pictures are now going to be bigger, and the layout is dynamic and will adjust to most screen sizes (even tablets and mobile phones). I guess these are the problems of the 21st century, the modern day equivalent of 800×600 vs 1024×768 hooplas.

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Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I figured, F it. I’m sitting on a massive backlog of material that I have been meaning to share. I’ll be back-posting dates, so keep an eye out for some crazy shit.

Carpoolchella 2011


Explosion of winners at the 0:18 and 1:20 marks! Easily one of the greatest thrills of my life – getting closer to THE DREAM of winning lifetime Coachella tickets! But this year, we just got merch. HAHA!

Coachella for 7 years and counting. 4 years of Carpoolchella in the bus. And we’re damn ready for 2012!!

Year 6: Meet at the Robot

Just got back from the desert.

Friday
Hockey
Ra Ra Riot
She and Him
Passion Pit
Them Crooked Vultures
LCD Soundsystem
Vampire Weekend
Benny Benassi
Ceu
Whitest Boy Alive

Saturday
The Temper Trap
Band of Skulls
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The XX
Corinne Bailey Rae
Hot Chip
MGMT
Muse
The Deadweather
Die Antwoord
Devo

Sunday
Deerhunter
Matt and Kim
Florence and the Machine
Julian Casablancas
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Phoenix
Pavement
The Big Pink
Sly Stone
Gorillaz

2010 is a good year. With a lineup like this, it’s hard to get my head wrapped around the fact that I saw and heard what I did.

Music is life. Life, is music.

This Weekend

… is going to be epic.

I usually am not agreeable with desert summer heat (although the weather report of high 80’s will be a ten degree drop from the usual hell), but I have come to the realization that music can save me from any misery and turn it over to the other side of imminent awesomeness. And I will be lying if I deny the pleasure of wearing pekpek shorts over the weekend.

There really is nothing like exhausting yourself with amazing music, from the best artists of our time. See all you cool kids at the party. :)

i’m watching snippets of silversun pickups and satellite party from remnants of coachella. agh. goosebumps.

i wish i could situate myself again by the cyclecide and throw rubber tires onto clowns and unsuspecting fools riding tricked-out bikes.

let’s get out of this place.

the coachella weekend has practically left me in a state of daze. this year was three days of 100 degree heat in the middle of the desert (compared to two-days the previous years), but the important fact is not the struggle of co-existing with 165,000 other people under the scorching heat, but the fact that such an amazing lineup of artists are all playing at the same festival and having the opportunity and blessing to be able to experience it in my third year as it has been with the previous two. even though there were many bands that i would’ve liked to catch (new pornographers, !!!, tokyo police club, the lemonheads), there are no regrets. highlights for me this year were silversun pickups, anathallo, regina spektor, travis, air, a little dose of the teddybears (cos i’m a punk rocker!), getting trapped in a massive pit of sweat and collective moshing a few feet in front of the stage for kings of leon and arcade fire. it’s fun to pretend being like a fish gasping for air above your head, being crushed from all directions and have your girlfriend tell you that her feet aren’t touching the ground – literally. spent maybe four hours in that spot without breaking, and finally gave up the space because we wanted to see red hot chili peppers, not die.

as kat used to say, this is ‘the woodstock of the now’. each moment will always have a magic of it’s own. until next year… there’s always so much to look forward to. i am still in a state of shock.

here’s a little excerpt from zack dela rocha during ‘wake up’:

If the same laws were applied to U.S. presidents as were applied to the Nazis after WWII, then every single one of them, every last rich white one of them from Truman on would be hung to death and shot. And this current administration is no exception. It should be hung and tried and shot, as any war criminal should be. For the challenges that we face, they go way beyond administrations, way beyond elections, way beyond every four years of pulling levers, way beyond that. Because this whole rotten system has become so vicious and cruel, that in order to sustain itself, it needs to destroy entire countries and profit from their reconstruction in order to survive. And that’s not a system that changes every four years, it’s a system that we have to break down, generation after generation after generation after generation…

wake up.

it’s 1am the day of our trip, and i’m trying a last minute attempt to hack/mod my canon powershot pro1 to remove the 30 second movie limit to make it run for 3 minutes. basically if i screw it up, my camera will die and turn into a very expensive paperweight. MD5 hashes seem okay. hopefully it’ll all work out.

i still haven’t started packing. for possibly one of the grandest gigs of the year… coachella, here we come!!!!!!!!!