We will be playing (among other things) Betrayal at House on the Hill, which you can read about here.
Archive for March 2005
There’s a note up on the NIN website that says they will be announcing an extensive North American tour this fall, and tickets will go on sale in June. So hopefully, I can get a ticket for one of those shows.
Last weekend we helped Sam and Greg move into their new house. I’ll have a few pictures up in a couple days.
Yeah, they sold out immediately. And are now going on Ebay for over $200 a ticket. Anyone want to donate $400 to my must-see-nine-inch-nails fund? Probably not.
Nine Inch Nails tickets are proving impossible to get. There was a presale on Tuesday. Sold out before I could get any. There was a presale this morning at 8 am. By the time I had reloaded the page to check if it had started, it was sold out. The general sale is this evening at 5, but I’m not really holding my breath. The tickets are going for $100-$200 each on Ebay. Originally they are $32. I can’t afford scalper prices. I guess this is what happens when you only tour about every five years and only go to like 10 cities when you finally do. Bleh.
Ben and I occasionally get into discussions about what makes music good, since we don’t always agree.
From what I understand, he doesn’t think lyrics to a song are important, whereas I do. He says that this is a female thing. He thinks that most women focus too much on the lyrics of a song and don’t care about the actual music behind it. I argue that the lyrics are what give the song meaning.
My favorite songs are all songs that I can relate to in some way, but that also appeal to me musically. I agree that a song has to actually sound good in order to be a good song, that the lyrics aren’t the whole song (otherwise I might like country or something, hehe). What I consider my favorite songs are all pieces that make me lose myself. I can close my eyes and just get transported to another world when I listen to them. I can’t describe what it is about the song, musically, that I really like. It just connects with me. However, in order to get that connection, I usually have to connect with the lyrics also.
For example, my favorite song is “Lateralus” by Tool. Ben agrees that it is a great song and probably Tool’s best. I can’t explain at all what I love about it, except that it gives me that transported feeling more than any other song. To me, the lyrics are really spiritual as well, and I just feel at peace whenever I hear it.
One of my favorite Jewel songs, “Life Uncommon”, gives me the same spiritual, at peace feeling, to a much lesser degree. But Ben claims Jewel is “not good.” I don’t really understand what he doesn’t like, but I think it is something about her voice.
I’m really interested in hearing other opinions about this topic. So, I pose the following questions:
- What makes music good to you?
- What do you look for in a good song?
- What is your favorite song and why?
- Are lyrics important?
- Are you male or female?