i don't talk too much about music on my site. if i did, chances are i wouldn't have time to get much else done aside from talking about music. i listen to it, hear about it from gina, who hears about it from her brother, play it, read about it, read what others are saying about it, and on and on. anyway, this weekend we're going to go see a band i've recently gotten into called the the Kings of Leon. If you don't know about them yet, check them out whatever you do. If you think you've heard them, you might be right, because they're becoming popular quickly (maybe a result of doing the cute VW commercial soundtrack with the young indie couple hopping up and down in their new house, which they bought for fear of murderous neighbors). I have no complaints whatsoever about the group and can't even describe how excited I am about the show, which we'll be seeing in lovely Asheville, NC (close to where we got hitched, and across the street from where our after-party was hosted). Something about the way the lead singer sings their relatively interesting lyrics snatched me when I first heard them. Maybe its in the way the guy mumbles (I mumble most of the time so I dig it when I hear other people mumbling, especially when they're famous). Anyway, its what's playing now, so listen to it.
I mean damn, dude. I knew they were rock-solid but the show couldn't have ever been predicted as being so good. It does seem a new trend that opening bands are performing their asses of, but this show was opened by the Secret Machines. I had heard of their abilities, of how good their sound is, but I had no idea. SM blew it out pretty much, and as raw performances go I'd say they did a slightly better job than KOL on stage. But KOL were amazing in that raw, southern-rock, "we'll blow your eardrums outta your head" kind of fashion. If you get a chance, do check this tour out.
This morning I found out that our old confused little friend Pat Robertson is up to his old antics again, spewing his own form and flavor of [what he refers to as] Christianity. I didn't like what I heard, so when asked by the television (CNN, specifically) to send in via email my thoughts on the matter, I did so with furious vigor. A few minutes later I heard my name come out of the television and looked up to see that my letter was being read aloud! So if you missed it, here's the transcript, which I'm not ashamed or afraid of admitting is my own writing.
Pat Robertson has, as many other Christians have, lost his way. At some point he and his political cohorts and their respective, collective agendas have taken precedence over their spiritual backgrounds. He is not - repeat not - a voice that I or any other Christian should have speaking on our behalf. No Christian should support assassination, or practice hatred, or greed.
Its super to see that the SI guys are definitely hooking up the Panthers in the upcoming season picks. So far we look awesome and appear to be having a good deal better luck than last season. I'm maintaining a great amount of hope that the SI.com picks are right this time.
Truly an excellent display of southern hospitality by our home team. Short version if you can't read the article yourself - the Panthers are giving away 350 tickets to the Katrina survivors who've been evacuated to our area, where they've been for the past few days.