Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coachella Line-Up revealed/ Send me to SXSW

I've never been to Coachella. Its a shame. Never been to Bonneroo, Burning Man, Download, Mardi Gras, Outside Lands, All Tomorrows Parties, Pitchfork, Glastonbury, Reading, Roskilde, Rocklahoma, Carnivale, All Points West, Big Day Out, Isle of Wight, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, Sturgis, Folsom Street Fair, Summerfest, Cannes, The Mummers, the Cannabis Cup, Tunarama in Australia, La Tomatina in Spain, Comic Con, The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, The Cheese Rolling Festival in Gloucestershire or the annual Gathering of the Juggaloes, either.  What a bore I am...trying to pass as some rock afficionado...yet I rarely leave the house...except for when I went to  Lollapalooza 6x, SXSW, Woodstock '94 & '99, Siren Music Fest, Austin City Limits 2x, and a couple Rainbow Gatherings in my acid eating days.

But I freaking LIVED in California..I had three chances to shuffle off to Indio and go to Coachella and blew it for really dumb reasons like taking care of a pregnant wife, not having a tent, being overcome by crippling headaches and keeping my appointment for a long overdue exorcism of a pesky Azazel demon.  I blew it. I wont be going this year, either...but in the interests of my readers/trollers/lurkers, here is their just released schedule.

By Link:  http://coachella.com/event/lineup                                             
Or Poster: Below (which you MUST CLICK ON to expand)

Sly and the Family Stone
Them Crooked Vultures
Thom Yorke
Dead Weather
the Gossip
The Avett Bros.
Faith No More
Gary Numan

Jay-Z                     (one of the banes of my existence)
Pavement               (one of the worst bands ever)
Vampire Weekend      ''                             ''
Dirty Projectors           ''                             ''
Grizzly Bear                 ''                             ''
Hot Chip                     ''                             ''
Passion Pit                  ''                              ''
Ra Ra Riot                  ''                              ''
GorillasZ                     ''                              ''
Deerhunter                  ''                              ''
She and Him               "                              "
Girls                           ''                              ''

Its dead even...positive to negative.........why are Gorillaz a fucking headliner...haven't been relevant in half a decade.
Why not have a Brooklyn Day...just ask almost everyone from my Nayyy list and their opening bands to move to a 4th day, charter a jet from Williamsburg...they can all share the same couple stage laptops, thrift shop guitars tuned to an inexplicable style and feast on catered veggie burgers and "not dogs".

Ugh. Cool.   but more ugh than cool.....oh well there's always   SXSW a month before.

I should start a "Send Seano to SXSW" drive....cause I really want to go to just one festival and that would be the one.........would anyone donate though? Wouldn't you want my scintillating and uber informative numerous updates from the three/four days I would be there?   I could tell you what not to listen to in 2010.   Its a win win for me and you.......think about it and let me know


  1. Seano, I would love to donate because I love hearing your view of things especially music. I dont know much about any of the festivals you mentioned with the exception of Summerfest. I go at least twice a year and I have often wondered what it would be like to just go and stay the whole time absobing the music and spreading the cheer. What a way to go. There are a couple other long weekend concerts here in Wisconsin and you just pup a tent and make some friends and listen to old rock and roll. Wish I had the time to do it. Hope you can make any or all of those events but I understand why you may not.

  2. Ah, well, for the most part I agree with you, Seano, except when it comes to The Gorillaz. I am looking forward to their next album, as I'm sure it will be something special.

    Would love to help out, though, except I don't think you'd take 8 Australian dollars in small coins. Still, I'm jealous you have the chance to see Them Crooked Vultures AND the Dead Weather on the same bill. Would love to be there myself. Good luck with the fund raising.

    By the way, it is Tamarama, not Tunarama.

  3. Okay, I'm a dick. You want the fundage to go to SXSW not Cochella.

    My excuse for bad comprehension is it is really late at night and I just watched 'Drag Me To Hell' and it was so bad, my eyes are itchy.


  4. Hey YourZen, sorry about that Tunarama snafu..saw a picture of a guy launching a Fish..thus the "tuna" reference...also I think I'm the dick here because I knew nothing about Gorillaz new album and all of the special guests...still not my thing, but it makes them very relevant to be at Coachella with new material. Enjoying your blog, BTW. My wife and I cant even be in the same room together with our musical preferences.