A Quickie about The Watchmen Premier and some Music News!
Ok, some quick bullet points are in order I think...
The Watchmen World Premier was in London last night. From feedback from a couple of people who went fanboys will not be disappointed at all. The film is apparently very faithful to the original comic series. Possibly a bit too faithful in parts as some of the pacing seems a bit out in places as they stick with the original story arc and events. The ending has changed *very slightly* but is still *very similiar* to the comic series (something a number of people were worried about). Overall they loved it, but were a bit worried about how the general filmgoing public would be able to follow things - but from a fanboy pov, superb. Plus the Premier had a Yellow Carpet instead of a Red one, how cool is that :p
FAITH NO MORE ARE REFORMING!!!!!! They are coming to Europe in the summer and will probably be playing at a Festival in the UK! I'm lucky enough to have seen them a few times back in the 90's and they are awesome live. Can't wait to hopefulyl see them in action again! :)
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing three UK dates in April, including two at the Sheperds Bush Empire (or the London o2 Empire as it's now been rebranded). They are playing on the 25th + 26th April. The reason why I mention this is because the experience of seeing these guys live is one I'll never forget. They are one of the best live bands on the circuit and, despite not being a huge fan of theirs (don't get me wrong I like them, but don't play them all that often at home) I saw them at the Forum in London a few years ago and the energy, vibe and overall feeling that you were watching a group that should become cult icons if their was justice in the world was tangible. They rocked so hard that you couldn't help but be drawn in and taken along for the ride. I saw them at Reading Festival later that summer and they were still resoundingly good (only beaten by Muse - who are one of the Top 5 live acts I have ever seen in my life, and another band I don't listen to all that often at home. But live... wow!). I later found out that, at the Reading gig, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer played the set entirely one handed as he'd busted his other arm - and no one noticed because they still sounded awesome. I tracked down video of that show and sure enough he does only use the one arm throughout.
This weeks NME comes with a free (and exclusive) Cure Tribute CD called "Pictures of You". It features a whole bunch of bands including The Editors, Lost Prophets, Dinosaur Jnr, Alkaline Trio, The Dandy Warhols, The Futureheads, Metronomy, Mystery Jets, etc. Just a heads up for people who may be interested.
Right, I'll let you get back to surfing again now. Take care!