Wednesday, August 03, 2005

i like nice boys. sometimes.

I must confess. I still love Coldplay...
The Toronto Star and Canoe (Toronto Sun) have posted reviews of
the band's concert in Toronto last night.
"Give me your hand, give me a high five,
give me a plane crash where everybody survives..."


Blogger The Fresh Young MikeyD said...

There’s no doubt that Fix You is a heartbreakingly beautiful song.

Chris Martin and the boys can actaully be quite charming and funny in concert. I just wish they'd lighten up a bit in the studio.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Thierry said...

And I wish they'd go back to being a bit of a guitar band, instead of morphing into Keane. One Keane is already one too many.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

Thierry you couldn't be more right!!!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Punk is Dead said...

I agree. After a brief interest in Keane way back when, I now find listening to them to be a fairly hollow experience.

But I'm intrigued as to what Coldplay are now doing to sound like less of a guitar band, as "X&Y" seemed to me to feature almost as much of Jon Buckland as it did Chris Martin. Are they playing more of the piano-based stuff in concert or something?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

I like Coldplay AND their use of piano. So there.

Whats so bad about Keane is that they're just doing NOW what Coldplay was doing years ago. That's just sad. Like bedwetting is so pathetic I can't understand why anyone would want to copy it?

Plus Keane actually think they're cool. That's just not right.

1:45 PM  
Blogger rocknrollstar said...

Rock Snob,

Your thread today is absolutely hilirious!

Putting Coldplay, Keane, and bedwetting in the same paragraph... that's just priceless... you had me laughing pretty hard at work today!

As for Keane, I didn't realize it was "diss Keane day" today?! I don't think I need to say anything else or put in my own "diss"; the previous comments really summarize the whole Keane/Coldplay situation perfectly...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

rocknrollstar - We're happy to entertain ;)

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Thierry said...

Actually, there's one more reason to diss Keane: the singer's inappropriate attempt at pulling off the white belt and tie with the black shirt and pants in 2005. Unless you're Paul Weller in 1980 or Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (or me - yes, me) in 2002, that's just plain wrong. Just. Plain. Wrong.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

Thierry - See normally I'd agree but in the case of Chubbs McSinger of Keane well, he's just dressing for his figure...

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Thierry said...

But, see, the white belt at the point of greatest, ahem, width isn't the smartest strategy. After all, white is not exactly slimming. So he really has it all wrong, poor sod.

9:32 PM  
Blogger King Hippo said...

King Hippo here. My first comment ever. I remember the funny story my buddy Heavy D told me about the time the song "Clocks" came on the radio and he and his room mate started fake crying (and then laughing and back again) for something like half an hour.

"Boo hoo hoo! I'm so rich! Sob sob, I have the hottest wife ever! Wha Wha! I have millions of fans!"

If I were a rich rock star with a hot wife, I'd have such a smile on my face all day. Fuck, I'm drunk again.

11:17 PM  
Blogger The Fresh Young MikeyD said...

I'd have to say Punk is Dead is pretty well on about X & Y sounding very guitar like, at least to these ears.

The lady’s also right in that there’s nothing wrong with a good piano based tune. I find that when I normally would’ve turned to Coldpaly I’ve been reaching for Aqualung to get my piano-rock fix. I much prefer the simplicity of Matt Hales more stripped down sound.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

Thierry - Yes you are right but I'm a firm believer that chubby people should accessorize however they want.

King Hippo - You had me at "Fuck, I'm drunk agin".

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Thierry said...

Oh, he can do whatever he wants. As long as the white tie and belt go before Labour Day. I mean, you have to draw the boundaries SOMEWHERE.

2:15 PM  

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