Friday, April 13

I've Gotta See Ya!

On cold winter night, just before Christmas last year, the Wee Italian Chick la Cayetana Altovoltaje and the Baron Hashbrown had a conversation about the musical acts we would like or would have liked to see (some of them aren't an option no more) before we die. My personal list has been changed and updated along the way and, despite the standard items, it will keep on being modified. A couple of days ago, la Cayetana published her list on the web and meme-tagged a number of cyber friends. Thank goodness, I was spared; to then be meme-tagged by the Baron a mere two days later! Pants! So I am now having to rethink my list of "must-sees" and display it to the wide world web!

Here we go (in no particular order):

  • U2 - seasons may change, but I can't stop loving them and feeling ashamed that I haven't seen them live yet in my 23 years of life!
  • Pink Floyd: gotta be the greatest act in town!
  • The Dresden Dolls - quarkie, creative, spectacular, innovative, cultured, anticonformist, artistic..

  • Tom Waits - totally unique style, voice, magnificent lyrics, wonderful sounds

  • The White Stripes - I love them two and after seeing their Blackpool live performance I knew my life and musical taste were never gonna be the same again!

  • The Clash - I could dance and sing hysterically to Combat Rock and London Calling for days!!

  • Arcade Fire -what an amazing symphony of sounds! Any one who can get rock out of a pipe organ gotta be seen!

  • Ben Harper - what can I say: he is the dude!

  • Bruce Springsteen - what can I say: is he the boss or is he the boss!?!

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - that Karen O has got some lungs and energy to light up as city!

So here is my list. As the Baron correctly stated, "I reserve the right to modify this list with things I hadn't thought of!" Please count yourselves meme tagged if you wish.. think I may have overdone the web tag thing a little too much, so I won't force it on anyone this once!

Have a sunny week-end (outside and inside)!

14 comments:

Miao said...

I love the Arcade Fire too!

Baron Hashbrown said...

I'm not sure if you're allowed dead/retired people in this list. I made a sub-section for them! Good choices though, a couple there that were ever so close to making my list. Looks like You, Bea and I will have to track down Tom Waits and force him to play!

Ivonne said...

Sounds like a plan,Baron!I'll call up some of my aquaintances within the mob and les joux son fait!;-)

PS: My list, my rule! (",)

Jay said...

I rock: I've seen both White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs! You'd love it -- especially Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I think Karen O might just be as crazy as you...

Ivonne said...

Am I green with envy or what?! Can't believe you have seen the White Stripes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in concert!!!

PS: Take the parallel with Karen O as a complement! We crazy people gotta stick by one another!!! ;-)

James said...

Wow, you have an enlightened taste! I don't know of many fellow Tom Waites fans!

Ivonne said...

Well, James, welcome to the Tom Waits Fan association, then! We love him! (",)

Anonymous said...

I saw the Clash - oh and the Sex Pistols and the Stranglers and The Undertones before THAT track and Stiff Little Fingers, and ...oh whats the use...?

Estelle said...

What's "MEME" tagging?

Ivonne said...

Ye,show off, Mutley the Dog! Gosh - I love that little fella!! Ihihihih! There is no point to this really, I just get a kick out of live concerts, that's all! Nice to see ya on the blog.

Estelle: see this link

Estelle said...

think that it's supposed to be understandable but I kinda have an idea!!!

Ivonne said...

Always here to help, Estelle! (",)

Cayetana Altovoltaje said...

Ok, blogger is definitely eating my comments. I am positive I commented here!! Anyways, love your selection, and yes we'll have to kidnap Tom Waits. I'm already thinking up a plan...
BTW, there is one more thing being mailed to your place, SORRY!! I forgot to tell. Sorry for the trouble, I'll make it up to you... I'll cook some lentils! :D :D :D
Baci, cara.

Ivonne said...

Dunno hun! Ye, got a load of post for ya, but it don't matter provided that I get me fave chica española back soon!!! 7 days to go, baby! (",)