Nov. 23rd, 2015 12:31 pm
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Busy so busy and I have things I want to write, but I'm just so very busy. At work I'm doing everything I possibly can ahead of time to make things easier when I'm not in the office (although I know there's no amount of planning that is going to make this working from home thing easy) and at home I'm doing everything I possibly can ahead of time to make things more comfortable (although I know there's no amount of planning that is going to make this recovery thing comfortable).

But if nothing else, I wanted to tell people about the amazing Pusifer concert that [personal profile] mckitterick and I saw last night in KC. It was at the Midland which I've somehow missed experiencing until now (so beautiful and the sound quality was top-notch). If you're not familiar with the band, it's one of Maynard James Keenan's projects and (IMO) his best. I'd never seen them, and I'd read a little bit about how Puscifer's concerts are kinda surreal, but I didn't want to be spoiled for anything. I went in with no expectations or anticipations. It was amazing. I just...well. I've mentioned before how much I like music. It's been a while since I saw a concert that so moved me. Next time they tour (please let there be a next time and they play locally), I'm buying tickets as soon as possible so I can be closer and feel comfortable standing, like everyone on the floor seating. I think I'd have wept.

I don't subscribe to the idea of souls. They might exist outside of our physical bodies (anything's possible), but the notion doesn't jibe with my brain. They're a wonderful metaphor and a nice idea, but do I think I have a soul separate from my person that can exist without my body? Not...really. But if I did have a soul, mine would have been slightly outside my body for much of last night's show. The visuals (weird, creepy, silly) pulled on my eyes and the bass (intense, deep) pushed out my heart. I could feel these impossible things happening to my body. I opted to be Not An Asshole and didn't stand up when the people in front of us didn't but oh I was literally on the edge of my seat, pushing/pulling myself closer to the stage.

It was incredible.

Date: 2015-11-23 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mckitterick.livejournal.com

Recommended listening:

Image (https://puscifer.com/product/v-is-for-vagina/) Image (https://puscifer.com/product/conditions-of-my-parole-cd/) Image (https://puscifer.com/product/money-shot-cd/)

And they're selling directly this 3-CD bundle for 30 bucks (https://puscifer.com/product/money-shot-3cd-bundle/).

Date: 2015-11-23 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
What a perfect holiday gift for music-lovers!

ETA: after hearing the different versions of the songs from the first two albums, I wonder if I need to reconsider my non-purchase of the remix albums for those.
Edited Date: 2015-11-23 07:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-11-23 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazoogrrl.livejournal.com

Man I need to go see some live music. or at least go dancing.

Date: 2015-11-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
If shows didn't start so damn late, I'd see a lot more live music. Used to go to two or three shows a week, but now bands don't start until 10 or 11pm if they're playing at a bar. And there's just not that many people playing larger venues (which start earlier) that I'm interested in seeing.

I love live music but I won't sacrifice my sleep/health to see it as much as I'd like.

Date: 2015-11-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazoogrrl.livejournal.com

Yep. The touring acts I like tend to play in DC and that's a PITA trip. I need to start seeking out local music I like, after I left the punk scene I stopped keeping up.

Date: 2015-11-24 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverfae.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you had a super night out with great music.
You know, it was the fact that the Fab Four show Jay dragged me into seeing was at the Midland that made it bearable. That place is just .. magical, if I may say so.
I love going to the basement for the restroom and the little off-to-the-side bar down there.
Thank you for sharing your music find!

Date: 2015-11-24 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
You're welcome! And yes, the charming, confused bathrooms in the basement that were so obviously late additions.

Date: 2015-11-24 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seascribe.livejournal.com
That concert sounds amazing. I'm glad you got to have a fun thing before stuff gets harder.

Date: 2015-11-24 02:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-11-24 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
OMG I LOVE Puscifer and I'm hella jealous that you got to see them! Also I am so happy that you got to see them and enjoy the concert!! :D

Date: 2015-11-24 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Oh, how wonderful that you know them! Not many people do. God, they're just AMAZING.

BB, serious talk time here, they ever come to your neck of the woods and you can't go because of funds, you fuckin' email me, you got that? I mean it.

Date: 2015-11-24 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I swear, I will email you if that happens!

They have so many songs that I love :D Eeeee, much excite!

Date: 2015-11-24 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gentlespirit.livejournal.com
I've never even heard of them before, but your description is lovely and makes me want to check them out!

Date: 2015-11-25 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Their three albums are all so different, but still incredibly identifiable as the same band. Incredibly talented people.

Date: 2015-11-24 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msmitti.livejournal.com
So happy you had a great time at the show! Good vibes to take into your recuperation time.

Date: 2015-11-25 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Oooo, yes!


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