Friday, September 03, 2004

Prettiest Thing

The Evening With Siouxsie was absolutely divine! In all honesty, the show should have been titled An Evening With The Creatures (Now With Some Siouxsie And The Banshees). The songs performed where mostly Creatures songs. Say Yes!, Around the World, 7 Tears and Godzilla! (all from Hái!) were the opening songs. The SATB songs performed included Happy House, Christine, Kiss Them For Me, Not Forgotten (from The Rapture!!!), and the awesome b-side Shooting Sun. I was in heaven! Here is the full setlist:

Say Yes!
Around The World
7 Tears
Standing There
Miss The Girl
Prettiest Thing
Shooting Sun
Kiss Them For Me
Another Planet
2nd Floor
Take Mine
Pinned Down
Happy House
Not Forgotten

Encore (Not Fully Completed)
But Not Them

(Not Performed)
So Unreal
Cities In Dust/Killing Time
Dear Prudence/Strutting Rooster
Right Now/Face To Face

The encores where cut short because Siouxsie was getting increasingly pissed off at the sound guy. She kept saying that she couldn't hear anything and at one point she even asked the audience how the show was sounding. I was front and center and thought it sounded great. She must have thought otherwise because you can see the number of songs she decided not to perform. I am SO incredibly BUMMED at the songs cut from the show!!! Cities In Dust AND Dear Prudence ... FACE TO FACE!!! The show was awesome as it was but knowing what we missed out on is very, very disappointing.

I was able to be right up front but I was unable to take all the pictures I wanted because the security guards were being such pricks -- they were confiscating cameras all over the place (even though Siouxsie is notorious for allowing fans to take pictures at her shows). At one point, Siouxsie started yelling at one of the guards because he got up on stage. "They didn't pay to see you, honey" she yelled out. She then forced him to squat down and stay out of sight -- it was hilarious! The last time I saw Siouxsie in concert (in Chicago) she actually kicked a guard in the head with her stiletto shoes. I love Siouxsie so much!!!

She looked amazing and seemed to be having a good time. When she was finished using a tambourine she hurled it at one of her crew, the woman is so effing cool! It turns out that she hurled it at her sound guy who she was getting increasingly pissed off at -- clearly she wasn't having a good time. I did manage to take some pictures but they turned out pretty dark. I did my best, you can see the rest of the pictures HERE (they are also linked under Paparazzi).

Erik and I ran into Blaine and MARY at the show. It was so good to see her. She looked so cute in her little plaid skirt. She promised to try and make our Housewarming Party; that would rawk!

I'm tired as hell though, I'll probably end up editing this post in the morning. But for now, I'm off to bed ... Siouxsie & Budgie say "Good Night"

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that Jason Stollsteimer from The Von Bondies was at the Siouxsie show as well. Who knew he was a Siouxsie fan?

Get Well, Bill

This just in from

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery as early as Saturday ... Clinton was in New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Friday undergoing tests for chest discomfort ... Clinton's office issued the following statement:

"Former President Bill Clinton is being admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital today and is scheduled to have bypass surgery ... The former president went to Northern Westchester Hospital yesterday afternoon after experiencing mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Initial testing was normal and he spent the night at home in nearby Chappaqua, New York. After undergoing additional testing this morning at Westchester Medical Center, doctors advised he should undergo bypass surgery ... Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and (daughter) Chelsea Clinton will be with the president in New York City."

A close friend of Clinton said the former president called him to say that his doctors had advised him that he needs bypass surgery ... The friend told CNN that Clinton's condition is serious and the former president had told him he might have a quadruple bypass.

I hope he pulls through this traumatic experience. My thoughts are with the Clinton family. You can read the rest of the CNN report HERE.

O Baby! Sioux Me

Tonight is going to rock! Tonight is the long-awaited An Evening With Siouxsie show. As you may recall, this show was supposed to take place in June but the whole tour was delayed because Siouxsie Sioux suffered a throat infection. Thankfully, the tour wasn't cancelled -- just postponed. Siouxsie and her Banshee come to Detroit tonight. The tour is called An Evening with Siouxsie because she (along with Budgie) will be performing a mixed set of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures songs. I can't think of a cooler concept. Erik got us tickets for my birthday and I've been looking at them on our desk for weeks now. Tonight is the night ... I can't wait!!!

But, before I can get all jazzed for the show I still have a lot to deal with at work. Thankfully, I was able to do A LOT yesterday. Phil helped me immensely and the workload is becoming more manageable. Don't get me wrong, there is still a ton of work to do but things don't seem so insurmountable anymore. I was literally at my wit's end a couple of nights ago. I was even trying to figure out a way to quit my job and find another! Anyhoo, that panicky feeling has passed (for the time being) and I'm more focused now. I will probably be at work all day long but it is necessary.

Ugh, let's get to the goss before I get to work:

Oh, did I mention that I was seeing Siouxsie Sioux tonight?!?

Wee!!! I cannot wait!!! But, I'm going to have to ... work beckons. I'll try and update as I can. While I'll be at work all day I will have computer time so I may return soon.