While Dam-Funk was DJing on Saturday and probably at the peak of our high as we sat and waited for AC, I wrote down some thoughts. I had the idea awhile ago to write shit while I was in altered states of mind, then present them as-is hoping that it would be some nutty, SoC bable with insight and humor. Well, this one didn’t totally turn out that way, but here it is, digitized from the original.
“Status: High [8-15-09]
Listening to this annoying DJ, Dane Funk, for the second night in a row. I have no idea what this nerdy, can’t stop reverb/echo shouting shout-outs out, playing what sounds like the same funky house song over and over.
Waiting for animal collective to come out. I don’t know why this guy is opening for Black Dice + Zomby (who we missed I guess) + Animal Collective. Oh well, they make up for it. They had so many lights. Two walls of sequenced, color-changing bulbs, strings of lanterns hanging in the trees above the audience, changing lights flashing different colors on (or in?) their podiums for their synths/samplers/etc., light-up island god idols? they had white balloon balls floating along the audience. Avey broke out his heavily effected guitar while Panda Bear was banging on timpanis. Video screen with visuals done by one of the guys sisters. Music was amazing. Every song was flawless. they changed a lot of them. I almost didn’t recognize “Who Could win A Rabbit?” they did a bad job on “My Girls” (Alisha thinks on purpose cus it’s the single, which is awesome if that’s true. And it probably was cus like I said the rest was flawless. Definitely a highlight of the summer. Of the fuckin year. and we get to experience it again tonight. Hope they make a DVD out of it cus I wanna see everything close up. Hope there’s at least some audio or video of one of the nights out there soon. Minus this DJ dude. Apparently AC asked him to tour with them. Gross. I hope they keep heading in new directions Last night I was hearing a lot of dance and hip hop influence. I’d love to hear them do something like that. Or work with the Neptunes or somebody like Mayor and I were talking about. I guess it’ll be awhile before anything new comes out.”
(Note: There’s some incorrect and changing info above because I didn’t know certain things or learned them as I was writing and Dam-Funk (not Dane Funk) was DJing. For a more lucid account of the shows, click here.)