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***February Twenty Seventh Two Thousand and Nine***



Buying a house can kinda distract you from remembering to update your goofy website...anyways...

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Polvo
with Birds of Avalon
The Pour House
2/7/09

This Polvo reunion basically coincided with my moving back to the Triangle...coincidence?  I doubt it.  Clearly, they
heard I was moving back and the area as a whole wanted to make a good impression to keep me around.  An Archers
of Loaf reunion would have been nice too, maybe even have Superchunk play out more often, but the real prize was
Polvo reforming.  So let me take this moment to thank the Triangle, it's peoples and the band Polvo for reforming solely
for my behalf - it really means a lot. 

This was my second time seeing them since their reformation (technically third time, but since the second time only
consisted of a half a song, I'm not sure I'm going to count it).  That first show, the official "reunion" I guess,  was amazing
just because I was getting to see them again, the nostalgia and adrenaline rushing through your body as if you had just
reunited with your high school sweetheart.  But I guess it wasn't just a lark - they're still playing together, and not only
that - writing new songs.  Really, really good new songs, as if they had never taken any time off at all.   

Most of their set featured a lot of the same songs from the last time I saw them..."Feather of Forgiveness", "Fast
Canoe", "Enemy Insects" and "Lazy Comet".  On top of that, they played a "sorta" cover of Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and
Confused" that started out legit, morphed into a Polvo song (whose name escapes me), and then finished the track up
back with the Zep song.  And then they closed the night out with one of the greatest songs of all time, "Every Holy
Shroud".  You can't really end a set better than that, unless maybe you are Oprah giving away free cars and cuisinarts. 

Openers Birds of Avalon also deserve a mention - made up of a murderer's row of local talent (including former
members of Cherry Valence and The Weather), these lads (and one lady) basically set the stage on fire playing 70's-
era hard rock with a nod towards prog rock, but not so much that it became a noodily wankfest that generally plagues
most prog rockers.  And most importantly they were tight - as tight as a cheapskate's tipping hand, as my grandfather
always said.  Rumor on the street is they are recording a new album, most likely a leading factor in their setting the
stage on fire and something to keep your eyes open for in the future. 


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"While I consider myself to be a benevolent-ish dictator, I have no choice but to introduce a battery of oppressive
security measures."

I'm not sure I have anything useful to say about the music this go around, not that it really matters.


Centro-Matic - Triggers And trash Heaps

Jacques Dutronc - Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Bonus: Hippie Hippie Hourrah
Bonus: Il est Cinq Heures, Paris S'eveil
Bonus: J'ai Tout Lu, Tout Vu, Tout Bu

Joe Jackson - Got The Time
Bonus: Is She Really Going Out With Him? 
Bonus: On Your Radio.
Bonus: One More Time.

Shearwater - The Snow Leopard

The Flamin' Groovies - Evil Hearted Ada

The King Khan & BBQ Show - Love You So
Bonus: Shake Real Low
Bonus: Waddlin' Around

The Roots - Criminal (feat. Saigon & Truck North)





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