Last Weekend, my lady and I were combing the local flea market here in Hadley, Mass looking for this and that, enjoying the extreme people watching, and praying for some cheap circuit bending fodder. I got a cheap little toy keyboard for a buck, but wasn’t too excited about it. We were nearly done visiting all the various piles of old junk and cheap crap, when I spied something that had some serious potential. After an intense bargaining back and forth with an old lady in a mumu which culminated in her nearly taking out her teeth and throwing them at me, I threw her a few bucks and left with a mint condition Vtech Talking Whiz Kid Plus. Awesome! Here it is after my mayhem:
It’s a in-band joke that my goal in life (at least with regards to music) is to like everything by the time I die. I have ecclectic musical taste, and generally add more and more to my playlist as the years roll by. I’ll state my hatred for some artist or genre, and then a few months later extol the virtues to every person I talk to, email, or meet in a gas station bathroom. Well, if you had told adolescent Noam that in his thirties he’d be writing blog posts about his favorite Disco tracks, he would have said, ” What the fuck is blog posts?!?”
Well… anyways….. I got into circuit bending…. I got into synthesizers…. I got into disco. So here I am, talking about a few of my favorite Electro-Disco Tracks. Take that, “Noam-Practicing-For-His-Bar-Mitzvah” (by the way, you love country music too, dipshit)
Between February and June of this year we toured more or less constantly. Not only was this type of non-stop schedule new for us, but most of our time was spent in England and mainland Europe, places we’d never been as a band. There were a lot of new people and places to encounter and, as with any tour that doesn’t end with someone in jail or stranded at the side of a highway, the simple fact that all the impossible logistics worked out so well was genuinely shocking.
We had such a good time getting to know these places and bands. When I remembered to I would take a picture. These photos are from those two UK/EU tours - with Editors and Tokyo Police Club - skipping (for now) our States-side spring tour with Cut Copy and Black Kids, which was also great. Click on breakfast to get started.