Friends you should listen to the “Buttertones” they are such a rad band. I had a chance to see their set on Saturday at Viva Pomona and it was a lot of fun to dance to their songs. My friend was really lucky to get a chance to interview them such nice guys. Thanks “Buttertones” for letting me take a candid picture of you guys while being interviewed.
NYC/ ALL AGES/ AUGUST 2
The Summer Writers sessions have been going so well. We bring every type of medium to express our feelings and share them with each other.
Viva Pomona day 1 was such a fun music festival. Thanks to my friend who won tickets and invited me to go with her. I had a sweet time listening to “Girl Pool, The Buttertones, El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado, Garden, Porter, So Many Wizards, and !!! All of these bands were a lot of fun to dance too.
I am totally excited about going to “Viva Pomona” today and see a few of my favorite bands that are on tonights bill…and of course falling in love with new bands…
Crush Sound of the day Rexx and his song “Vampire Wings.” I truly love what he wrote in his description: “I just want to make music and dance around.” All of the songs are so good, I liked the Vampire Wings one, because he had the lyrics posted and it is such a beautiful heartfelt song.
Here are the lyrics:
You raised yourself up,
While I’m lying here black and blue.
My love is fading,
I’ve got three ways to tell you.
You threw away the post-it
So I bothered not with the other two.
That record I put on
The other night in your room
Reminds me of the good times,
I always have with you.
So swoon, baby swoon,
These things always end too soon.
And I know I get sad over silly things,
But alas, It’s my vampire wings.
It’s nearly midnight,
You’re finally coming down the stairs.
You look so good now,
I just stand here and stare.
Oh God I’ve gotta leave
Cause you love torturing me.
And life is getting weird,
Cause I barely sleep anymore.
Oh I wanna kiss you
When I drop you off at your door.
What is it now?
I’ve gotta make you mine somehow.
Every boy diary moment has to start somewhere this one takes place at the Echo. (This venue is my favorite place to go see live bands.) On this particular night we went to the Monday Night Residency with the band Corners and one of the bands playing that night was Froth and my friend was interviewing them after their set. We were pretty excited about seeing this band play and my friend was trying to figure out what questions to ask.
We got off her jeep and we started walking towards the Echo when I saw this guy driving around looking for parking he was in a dark blue car and he just passed quickly in front of us. I just noticed he had a nice haircut style like Ryan Gosling. My friend and I kept talking as we passed the restaurant in the corner. We reach the entrance of The Echo and the security guy was nice checked our id’s and we went inside. The band that was playing was “Drinking Flowers.” I stood behind a couple that had their arms around each other which was very cute. My friend needed to go to the restroom so I stood by myself enjoying the rest of the band’s set. That’s when I turned around and noticed that the guy who was entering the club was the one I had seen in the parking lot. He was tall, blond, wearing a denim jacket with a lot of buttons pinned on it (I bet they were some cool buttons of bands he loved) and a striped black and white shirt. He walked inside alone and didn’t seem to be with anyone. The band continued playing and then my friend came back to hear the last song.
The band ended their set and my friend and I moved close to the bar and the dj was spinning some great 60’s type music. The band Froth began setting up and everyone that was in the patio area came inside the club. That’s when I noticed him once again he was holding a beer and checking his phone. I even told my friend about this guy just because he looked interesting I tried not to make it too obvious we were talking about him. I am sure he didn’t notice since it was dark and the only light that was visible was the one hitting the stage.
I am not sure why I didn’t make eye contact with him, but I would have during Corners set, because we were both standing in the same row. Maybe our elbows would have touched, during one of the songs, but it didn’t, because a mosh pit got started and I lost him in the crowd. I didn’t see him again in the sea of bouncing bodies. Hopefully I bump into him at the next show and of course I will definitely have to make eye contact. It feels really nice writing a “Boy Diary Moment” post I truly had missed them.