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Dear Matthew Perry,

While I may not write as well as Aaron Sorkin, I bet I'm a better kisser.

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My MP3-player oracle has an extremely perverse sense of humor. I asked it "Should I move to Chattanooga?", and it gave me:

1. my favorite Seattle band
2. playing my favorite song
3. live in Seattle
4. and a really good version thereof
5. which may or may not still give me certain Urges

However, said song's closest thing to a refrain goes "I don't wanna stay."

Then it gave me six other Pearl Jam songs in a row, and I am not exaggerating.

Then it gave me "This Is Not What You Had Planned," which sounds exactly like this:

*fairly awful coughing sounds*
*stomp stomp*
*entirely horrific throat-clearing sounds*
*tuneful purty piano*
singing: Something isn't just quite
how you planned
Something isn't just like
*bit I never quite catch*
This is not what you had planned
Baby, don't you even
Know what's right
*huge breath*
*darkluna losing it and laughing over whatever comes next, which is sung at a roar that is probably incoherent anyway*
*really much less loud* This is not what you had planned

At least once during this song, either at the horrific throat-clearing or whilst fixing the drink I have time to fetch during BAYYYYBEEEEE, I invariably think OK, fine, say right out loud, "Kevin, you are so goddamn sexy." And I don't know if I'm being sarcastic or not when I say it.

Heh. Yeah I do. I'm not.
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They were incredible.

Kevin (singer/bassist) looks like he could be Mal Reynolds's brother, which is quite the nice bonus. Also he is a spaz and flings himself about onstage with no regard for his personal wellbeing and I would have his babies, honestly. But they're just generally adorable. When Kevin was thanking the three bands that played before them, he started off "And the sexiest fucking Texans we've ever known..." and looked over at Charles (guitarist stage left), who was supposed to say the name there, but held up his hands in a little "ta da!" gesture and said "The... wrens?" :-) (It was Okkervil River, who were also really good.)

The slow build that "Happy" does is even more amazing live. They saved my favorite song ("She Sends Kisses") for last and started all staticky and fuzzed out and when the melody kicked in, the hair on the back of my neck stood on end; it was that good.

And I have a real live physical copy of Secaucus now, which is insanely hard to find, so I only had it in MP3 form.

Here is me dribbling incoherently onto my keyboard from the LOVE and the SQUEE. aiowrgyhpioewrh

Here is their website.

ETA: found photos online:
Kevin in all his Mal-ish goodness. He's singing with Jerry, the drummer, who sold me a stack of CDs last night for less than he should have charged me, possibly because I was visibly still all aglow with the love.
A nice shot that shows everybody.

They collectively have more duct tape on their instruments than any other band I have ever seen. :-)


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