Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moding Depechedly

So after 15 years or so of being a fan (yes, I mocked them openly in high school, but that was 20 or so years ago) I finally got to see Depeche Mode. It's something I should have done with Tammy a long time ago (she loved them too, in fact Somebody was the first song played at our wedding reception and we used it again when we renewed our vows) but for whatever reason just didn't, but at least now that's been put half right. (Wish I could go back and pick up the spare... sigh.)

Anyways, yeah, I saw them and they were freaking amazing! I think the best moment was when they played Never Let Me Down Again and we all waved our hands back and forth like that magic moment at the Rose Bowl in 1988 (which starts about 3:40 into the linked clip) that I've watched about 100 fricking thousand times and so sorely wished I'd been there for. Magic. Icing on the cake was when we all sang Happy Birthday to Martin too at the end, who's b-day had been just the day before.

I wanted to take lots of pictures but from the lawn section (which was a great experience, thanks Anne!) my camera just wasn't getting enough light to take a non blurry shot no matter how I set it, so I finally gave up and just took video which mostly worked out okay. I wish I'd gotten more full songs video'd, but the urge to dance was entirely too great so I mostly gave up after getting a half minute or so of establishing shot just to trigger my memories of the wonderful night that was.

Below is the full set list from the show (thanks TK!), the clickable titles lead to downloadable .avi's taken straight off my camera's memory card:

In Chains
Hole To Feed
Walking In My Shoes
It's No Good
A Question Of Time
Fly On The Windscreen
Little Soul
Come Back
Fragile Tension
In Your Room
I Feel You
Policy Of Truth
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again

Encore 1:
Master & Servant

Encore 2:
Personal Jesus
Waiting For The Night

I kind of wish that Martin had sung Somebody, but then again the pain of not being able to share that moment with Tam would probably have been too much to bear, so perhaps it was all for the best.

Huge thank you's to Anne (who let me know that the show was coming and let me join up with her group) as well as Dave, Andrew and Martin for feeding us still after all of these years.

(12' video globe. Freaking amazing. Damn skippy!)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Talking to Myself

Well this was strange. Thanks to Google I've known for some time now that there are other me's out there, well today I got a chance to talk to one of them. Thanks to a typo in the e-mail address of an online purchase he'd made; I received the order confirmation of another me, including full address and phone number. Now I probably could have just deleted the e-mail, but I knew that shipping confirmations would be coming as well as follow-up spams, etc., and who knows; there may even have been another mistake on the order that he'd care to know about and correct; so the nice guy in me felt compelled to inform him of the error. It took me about an hour to get psyched up for it, but finally I called me to inform myself of my mistake. Weird. I asked me if I drove a race car, and it turns out that I do... nice to finally put a voice to the name I've read so much about.