“Once in a while I do something I know people are going to think is really cool. Like when I started running outside instead of on a treadmill. Or when I translate Latin for people off of monuments or coins or something. Going to The Arcade Fire at the Hollywood Bowl was one of these things.”
The LCD Soundsystem/Arcade Fire double-bill that’s acted as a Pavlovian drool-trigger for bloggers and indie geeks nationwide has pull even with the cream of Hollywood’s comic writer crop, who in turn rave about said show on their, well, blogs. But just ’cause Mindy Kaling (aka Kelly Kapoor on The Office) hit the LCD/AF Hollywood Bowl gig and blogged it up, don’t think she’s morphing into a hipster…
“I’m not changing, you guys. I’m still same old mainstream Mindy with really bad, top 40 taste in music. Wait, not EVEN top 40. I’m like top 15. So don’t be worried I’m going to sell out and start wearing like, white skinny jeans and high tops or whatever,” she writes.
Mindy was first introduced to Arcade Fire a year ago, by her friend “Silver Lake-Spaceland-Black Coffee-Vintage Tshirt Ben.” And though she’s “not into lyrical lyrics” and appreciates “more straightforward lyrics” (an example of what’s more her speed: Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable”), she found Funeral “fucking transporting.”
In the end, though, there isn’t so much on the Fire show itself (other than running into “every single acquaintance, friend, co-worker, foe, or guy I’ve ever dated or had a crush on … at this concert”), although there is a confession of love for LCD Murphy:
LCD Soundsystem was kind of the best opening band ever. Like, too good, in a way. I think I have a crush on James Murphy, the sexy voiced lead singer.
He dressed in what looked like a Polo button down and dockers, and looked the Republicanniest of any person at the show, but his voice is like liquid male sex or something.