Mission of Burma performed tonight at The Independent in San Francisco. The theme: Signals, Calls and Marches EP, performed in its entirety. I've been to my share of rock shows, but this almost tops the list as one of the best.
I was in the second row, gladly going deaf in front of Roger Miller. I got some earplugs before the show, graciously handed out by one of their roadies, but that's not really the point. The idea is to stand as close as you can to the band and absorb as much awesome music as you can. It's worth going almost deaf over.
MOB is one of those bands that have been playing and recording music since before I was born. I have to have a certain level of appreciation on that level. 40-year-olds still rocking out is something to be seen. They've been doing it longer than I've been alive, and they do it much better than pretty much any younger band does nowadays.
As I mentioned, they played their seminal EP. Tomorrow comes the rendition of "Vs.," perhaps one of the greatest post-punk albums ever recorded. It goes without saying that I will once again be in the front row, or as close as I can be to it. This is a band that deserves recognition, as well as praise. I wouldn't want to live in a world without them, and I sure as hell would never want to miss one of their shows. I did once, in DC, and I never got over it. Rock on.
I am planning on posting up all of the stuff from the old site such as reviews just to have an archive of them. Not that it really matters. I'll mainly be using this site for to put up examples of work I did in college, as well as other things I continue to work on.