Last night I saw Courtney Love perform a Hole gig at Brixton Academy.
She was amazing. There is just something about her - she has amazing stage presence. It might be 12 years since her last record, but she hasn't lost her talent or showmanship.
I was hoping that she wouldn't just be some sad RSL throwback doing a greatest hits tour, but she totally rocked. She didn't pull her tampon out and throw it into the audience but it was still awesome. She played lots of songs from 'Live Through This' which could have been the soundtrack to my life in 1995. She also did some amazing covers; NIN 'fuck you like an animal', Leonard Cohen, and a really amazing version of The Rolling Stones 'don't play with me cos you play with fire'. Greatness.
Brixton Academy is in Brixton (duh) and I am honestly never going to believe anything that anyone tells me over here.... FALLACIES:
It rains all the time. No it doesn't - the sun is shining and blue skies pretty much consistently.. it rained on the weekend a bit. big deal. whinging gits.
Brixton is full of serial killer black people who will try to sell you drugs/stab you from the walk from the tube to the venue. Pfft. I see more black people on my street walking home every afternoon. Racists. Yes I did see some black people selling t-shirts outside the venue, but were they scary?? No. Racist Fearmongerers.
Over the weekend I also went to Camden Crawl, which is like a pub venue Big Day Out. Pendulum headlined the gig (australian band) and the bass was so intense that my eyebrows were vibrating off my face. It also vibrated away all my calories from dinner. Awesome.
It's kinda overwhelming being able to see sooooooooo many cool things whenever you want. You really have so many options that each weekend is taken up for the next year. AND our tom tom arrived today so we can continue to argue around the world in our rent-a-car. Arguing on the ferry to Spain, Arguing through France, Arguing on the autobahn in Germany. So many arguments to be had. Can't wait.
This weekend though (in addition to the arguing) we are seeing some 'Contemporary (Naked) Dancing' which is only differentiated from smutty naked dancing because it was specially choreographed and has weird props in it rather than stripper poles.
I need a clone.