Thursday, March 30, 2006

Spinto Band

The Spinto Band kazoo. My lousy picture does not do it justice. How on Earth a digital camera took an out-of-focus picture, I will never know.

Before going into a long-winded entry, let me skip to the chase: See the Spinto Band at the TLA tonight!

As one who knows and loves free swag, the Spinto Band kazoos chucked into the Starlight Ballroom audience on Sunday night (3/26/06) rank among the best. Sadly, I was not in position to snatch one from the air. Worse, the uber-hipsters who were able to make the grab, pocketed them and didn’t play along during “Brown Boxes”. Shit.

Too little, too late I paid a buck for a Spinto kazoo at the merchandise stand, so I am ready* for their TLA show on Thursday with National Eye and The Teeth (couldn’t find the official Teeth website, only lots of information on Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem). I have no qualms about making an ass of myself (and embarrassing those around me), as I did at the Belle and Sebastian/New Pornographers show at the Electric Factory a few weeks ago. Yep, I was “the yelling guy in Philadelphia” (A.C. Newman’s term) shouting for “From Blown Speakers”. I was NOT the dumbass who kept asking, “Where’s Neko”? That dude needs to do his homework before coming to class.

More later.

*Or I thought I was ready. Somehow I managed to pick the one broken kazoo (missing the membrane) out of the whole pile.