Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chicago Never Lets Me Down

Saturday, Kirsten and I drove to Chicago to stay with my old comrade in arms, Charlie, and his squeeze Leah. They have a new apartment together. It was very stylish.

The following morning we had an epic brunch at Treat with Charlie, Leah, Megan and Colleen. I ate what was essentially a salad on a piece of toast but it tasted like candy. Megan shocked everybody by whipping out two bottles of champagne from her purse. We made samosas. Everybody had fun.

Then for the main event. We headed to the Aragon ballroom to see Thom Yorke's new band, Atoms For Peace. I was surprised to find out on arrival that Flying Lotus was opening the show. Flying Lotus is an LA-based DJ who makes seasick beats. It's gross. It really inspires me to be more creative with my programming. His show was fun as well as apocalyptic. The venue itself was as pretty as a cathedral. The sound was disappointing (mostly drums, not enough vocals) but Atoms For Peace turned out to be even more about rhythm than melody and it was enough to feel the energy of what they were cooking up and watch them all dance their asses off like funk Muppets (as the shocking video below will attest).

Then, before heading back to reality (which is actually a pretty good reality), we had breakfast and did some rush shopping. Kirsten is always taking pictures of our food for her vegetarian blog ieatveg. If she's not careful she's going to make us rich with all this cooking stuff.

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

Correction: We made mimosas. We ATE samosas. (Just saying)