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Apr 5

If you like Deftones, Tool, Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, or 30 Seconds to Mars, check out this band called Message to Venus. If you like them, please vote: http://poll.pollcode.com/54rjv

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.
I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball. 
Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.

I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball

Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

Deftones - Root

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Deftones - Bored

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Deftones - Change (In The House Of Flies)

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March19, 2013.

Deftones - Swerve City

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Deftones - Tempest

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Great vid! I was there on tuesday too. So amazing dude!

Thanks! I’ll be posting a couple more shortly.

Chino Moreno’s exercise in trust at the Fillmore Miami Beach last night. The security guards have offered him up to the crowd during this excerpt of Feiciteira.

Deftones - Sextape

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Deftones - My Own Summer

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

3:30 - 3:42 is pretty adorable.

So last night after the Deftones concert, there were 3 guys outside the theater handing out flyers about about an up-and-coming (and pretty cute) band called Message to Venus, whose name I recognized because we follow each other on Twitter. Turns out it was actually them! I so totally could have met them if I’d been paying attention and had connected the dots. Too much Deftones on the brain, I guess.

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 19, 2013.

Yes, be very jealous. I’m on my way to see these people…

Mar 6
March is shaping up pretty well so far.

March is shaping up pretty well so far.