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Happy Birthday to our friend Elle in Germany!
Here's a nice little video of Them Crooked Vultures at Download. I've included a few screen caps as well. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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If you haven't signed up for Twitter...well, you're a bigger nerd than you would be if you have signed up. Does that make sense? Anyway, we're getting pictures every day and it's kind of cool to be watching how things are going with the beginning of a new Foo Fighters album. It was especially cool to see Butch Vig in one of the photos. My sister used to be a producer at WBCN in Boston and I have a few photos of her with Butch & Shirley Manson who used to refer to Liz as 'my little sister' since they're both red heads. But I digress...
So sign up and follow @foofighters & follow me as well @sweetparamania .
I know that this link is only going to work if you live in the United States, so I apologize if you're unable to watch, but this is the dress rehearsal version of the Wedding skit that Dave was in on Saturday Night Live. In my opinion a much better version - & I was in the audience for this one back in February. Not sure why the live version got "Hacked to Bits". ;-p
In what I like to call 'Dave-related' news....I had the opportunity to see Chris Shiflett a few times last week in Boston & with my friends in New York. We had a great time...Chris was great and very friendly. He took some pictures & signed a few things for us. I was really glad that he came to the East Coast this time around.Photos below with some video.
Video of Chris in Boston:
New York City
Video of Chris in New York, NY
Our friend @yarwan in Japan sent over some really nice photos of her 'Them Crooked Vultures' adventure recently in Japan and was lucky enough to run into Dave & Josh and saw Alain coming out of a Hello Kitty store (I'm really super jealous over that. I love you, Hello Kitty. If I visited Japan, you'd find me in a Hello Kitty store complaining about how we wouldn't have this or that product in America.)
So here are a few photos for you and I'm also including part of Yarwan's e mail so as to paint a bigger picture:
On 29/July/2010 at Kiddy Land Harajyuku
At last Dave came out to an entrance and talked. He remembered it when he talked about the stuffed toy of the bear which I presented to him in 2008. He laughed when I said that it rained whenever you went for FRF every time. Then, 30 minutes later, Dave did Tweet in "lost".
That's basically when Dave "tweeted" the photo that he titled "Lost" from Japan.
Also, the 'crooked Truck' as Megumi referred to lit up at night. EXCELLENT. I love it!
Thanks for the e mail & photos! I'm always so happy to find photos & stories of your adventures in my mailbox.
So tonight a certain Mr. Chris Shiflett will be in Boston & I am going to head over to Cambridge which is like the next street over from where I live and check out his show and I hope to have some photos tomorrow or soon at least. I'm going to New York City on Saturday to meet up with my girls and we'll see Chris's show there Saturday night. If you're at either show, say hello to me!
Just wanted to say that after contacting my hosting company, I have figured out my blog problem and it seems to be back. I made a bonehead mistake and it was an easy fix.
In my last update I mentioned how I needed to be a good friend and e mail Megumi in Japan to see if she had the opportunity to go see Them Crooked Vultures. Well, clearly I suck as a friend because I didn't e mail, but Megumi on the other hand - faithful as ever - sent me a lovely little note. I'll share with you what Megumi told me.
Of course she went to see Them Crooked Vultures. Of course she had a fantastic time (I quote) "It was amazingly amazing!!!!!" and "I couldn't breathe for a while when I saw JPJ and Dave doing eye contact and smiling at each other... Incredible moment."
I'd like to say at this point that my mom recently called me & told me, "Them Crooked Vultures are on 'Austin City Limits'." I flipped channels until I found it playing on TV. She then said to me "I've been watching this for a few minutes and it's kind of cool just watching Dave smile at this guy on the bass guitar.." (Forgive her - she was more of an Elvis fan.) So yes, Megumi - it is amazing and I know exactly what you're talking about.
A few more things from Megumi:
"I found the Crooked Truck parked in front of the venue! It's one of the advertising style. There were big speakers inside this truck, playing the album loud and running around Shibuya area, near the venue where bunch of young people gathering."
Never fear, kids - Megumi sent in a photo. Much like the one that got tweeted recently.
I'm contemplating a move across the country in the next year. I wonder if I could borrow this truck to haul my shit? Free advertising guys. I'll even let you put the new Foo Fighters album stuff all over it. What a deal! As always, I'm your girl!
A few things about this here website. I think I'm going to disable the forum. It's rare that anyone talks there now. It seems the place to be is our Facebook & Twitter ( @sweetparamania ) page. Come chat with us there.
My blog. *sigh* It's a Word Press blog. My friend Linda in Seattle has been trying forever to get me to convert this entire site to WordPress and I'm a big ol' chicken about it. Seriously. I cry and scream like a baby and kick my feet and then end up in a fetal position sucking my thumb with my favorite blanket close by and soon I fall asleep only to be awaken to 'did you pick a WordPress theme? Download it?' "NO!!!" and the cycle repeats.
While looking into my files, something happened with the blog so we're just going to say that it's unavailable at the moment. Can it be reloaded and retrieved and can I continue to grace you with my amazing and witty outlook on life? *shrug* Don't look at me. I don't know how to really work the thing. Fortunately for Linda, she's become quite the Web Designer and her business is really starting to boom. Unfortunately for me, that means I don't have the luxury of calling my best Seattle friend up and saying, 'Can you look at the blog? Something's funky."
So kids - if you're in the market for a great website, talk to Linda.