Raconpalooza, Lollaween

A little of last night’s “Steady As She Goes” for ya…

Tried to get side-stage for them, but no go. “The Raconteurs want no one on stage. Good; I hate those all-access fuckers who stand on the stage at every festival. I digress…

Jack, Brendan, Jack, and Patrick nailed Boy Soldiers and three covers: Bowie, Bono (Sonny, that is), and Barkley. Here’s the setlist:

  • “Intimate Secretary”
  • “Level”
  • “Steady As She Goes”
  • “Together”
  • “It Ain’t Easy”
  • “Store Bought Bones”
  • “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
  • “Broken Boy Soldier”
  • “Yellow Sun”
  • “Blue Veins”
  • “Crazy”
  • “Hands”

  • Late-night I tried to see Ween and Death Cab. I sort of had to. Earlier in the day I crossed paths with Nick Harmer, who actually recognized me (OMG LOL WTF). “There are two maxims of live rock ‘n’ roll,” he claimed. “Don’t follow the Flaming Lips, and don’t go on opposite Ween. I wanna see Ween.” I told him not to worry. He suggested I play with the brightness settings on my Macbook. We’re BFF.

    So after enough Ween, I hightailed to DCFC for the end of their set at the Bud Light stage. Gene and Deaner delivered some sweet genre-hopping, career-spanning joke rock, Heavy on the Chocolate & Cheese, but only ONE tune from Quebec (so underrated). That was disappointing. Their setlist:

  • “Exactly Where I’m At”
  • “What Deaner Was Talkin’ About”
  • “Spinal Meningitis Got Me Down”
  • “The Stallion Pt. 3″
  • “Light Me Up”
  • “Take Me Away”
  • “Touch My Tooter”
  • “I Can’t Put My Finger On It”
  • “Puertoricanpower”
  • “Voodoo Lady”
  • “Baby Bitch”
  • “Buckingham Green”
  • “Captain”
  • “The H.I.V. Song”
  • “The Mollusk”
  • “I’ll Be Your Jonny On Th’ Spot”
  • “Wavin’ My Dick in the Wind”
  • “Ocean Man” (AS SEEN ON TV!)
  • “Doctor Rock”
  • “Someday”

  • Amrit’s taken some amazing photos (for a terrorist), but he’s apparently too busy “showering” and “eating” to bake in the sun cropping photos at the moment. He’ll get to it later today, though.

    I’ll be updating all weekend, so keep the suggestions coming. Decisions we haven’t made yet:

    12:30 – 1:30 Nada Surf Vs. Cold War Kids
    1:30 – 2:30 Feist Vs. The Go! Team
    2:15 – 3:00 Peeping Tom Vs Oh No! Oh My!
    2:30 – 3:30 Built To Spill (sorry Coheed)
    3:30 – 4:30 Calexico Vs Wolfmother Vs Lyrics Born Vs Elvis Perkins
    4:30 – 5:30 Gnarls Barkley Vs Sonic Youth
    5:00 – 6:00 Blackalicious Vs Disco Biscuits
    5:30 – 6:30 The Dresden Dolls Vs Smoking Popes
    6:30 – 7:30 Flaming Lips (sorry Common)
    7:30 – 8:30 New Pornographers (sorry Thievery Corporation)
    8:30 – 10:00 Kanye West Vs Manu Chao (Duh)

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