Smashing. The concert left me with a greater reverence for Billy Corgan. The band's look was not dissimilar to the original. And, their sound was not dissimilar - just a bit more rock & roll, I thought. A few old favorites like Disarm, Tonight Tonight, and Bullet with Butterfly Wings surfaced, much to the crowd's pleasure. Although, I was puzzled about all the "angry people" in San Francisco. Apparently he encountered many while visiting SF. Where was he hanging out??? Anyway, the result of his experience was a lovely melody "Love & Peace" (or was it Peace & Love), a tribute to our city. Just his harmonica and guitar. I saw a couple of people recording this session - if you know where I can find it, please let me know.
I love my iPhone, but the camera works best with lots of natural light. Obviously not great in low-light situations.
Okay, so I can't get enough of the Gorillaz. A few weeks ago, I was on yoya shop checking out their entertainment section when my eyes fell upon something spectacular - Gorillaz Demon Days LIVE at the Manchester Opera House. WOW. My loss on missing this - they played five shows at the opera house back in November with a bevy of special appearances and pre-recorded contributions from artists - De La Soul, Shaun Ryder (in all his glory), Roots Manuva, Dennis Hopper, Ibrahim Ferrer, and more.
For me, this is probably one of the best, if not the best, collaborative performances captured on DVD. The whole show was so well orchestrated and engaging. The music, of course, was just fantastic (and not just because I love the Gorillaz). The audience was lively and consisted of all ages. You gotta love seeing a ten-year old kid singing and dancing right along to D.A.R.E. - we had front row seats to watching our little girl entertain us with her latest moves.
We can't stop watching it.
Now, do you think we'll ever get something like that in the Bay Area?