Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We can cage him, can we hold him?

First, let's just get it out of the way; I know you're disappointed, but are you really surprised?

I promise that's all I'll ever say about politics. (LIES!)

I was lucky enough to be in London this weekend and get me some turkey. In addition to that fantastic bird, I also met some fantastic people. One of said people bonded quite well with me over music. He even mentioned that there is a band he was coming to see in Oxford and that I should join. Unfortunately, the concert was sold out. At this rate, the first live show I see in Ox could be my own.

All the same, I do thank Jeremy a great deal for introducing me to Cage the Elephant, live show or not. I hate dumbing things down like this, but if you like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you'll probably dig this. Cage is a wonderful blend of rock, blues, funk, and soul. They've got a laid back musical style which one can't help to sway to.

All the way from Kentucky, these guys have only been playing together for a couple of years. They just released their self-titled first full length in June, and while they haven't made much impact back home, are turning some heads in the UK. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that eventually, North America will wake up and smell that of it's own producing. I just made them sound like BO.


-It's not the end, it's the beginning of the end.