On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM,
RE: Leaks Getting Me Down -- You are not alone my friend. Unfortunately, I feel like this may be the last year that the fine folks at FFF can pull off anything worth my time and money. The Leaks last year sparked mystery and excitement. Once the full lineup was released, I was sold. This year, I’ve not come across any one performer that has tickled me fancy. While one can certainly dream for artists like Jawbreaker or Fugazi or NWA to get on the bill, chances are it aint gonna happen. Nor do I think it should happen. One of the biggest “wishlist” bands I always crossed my fingers for: surviving members of The Clash with Tim Armstrong of Rancid on vocals. Not sure exactly when and where I first stumbled upon that rumor, but it made total sense to me. As I got older, and went through my own band triumphs and woes, I realized that some bands are just better off dead. Like RUN DMC’s announcement today, there are people who may not that think a Clash reunion is worth going bonkers for. But The Clash are pioneers and legends in their own right, much like RUN DMC. In closing, my next sentiment is nothing more than a personal culmination of thought and opinion over the last couple years, but perhaps some of you feel this way too – Its time to move on from this “band reunion plague” going on in the music industry. As much as I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, its just that… well… nothing really has me going #BONER or anything.
On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 7:44 AM,
Yeah, I'm stoked for a lot of the leaks so far, myself. Last year, though, I was lukewarm on the leaks, but when they blew out the full lineup, I was really excited! Maybe this'll be what happens to you this year! :)
Yeah, Moz twice in a week, that's insane/cool! :)
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM,
Tomahawk is always awesome and I was stoked to see that Rakim was added again too. There will be some good bands of the 4 I have been to have always been awesome line ups.
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM,
Yeah guess I'll wait a bit more. They always find a way to surprise me. I also hope I get bonus points for creativity guessing Ryan Gosling on Guess the Fest. Bob Mould is ok but I much would prefer a Husker Du set which I think would be possible since I think that Grant Hart lives in the Austin area. Got to see Grant perform a solo acoustic show in San Antonio a few years back and it was amazing.
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM,
And I'm kinda stoked to see Laura Jane Grace fronting Against Me!
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM,
Tomahawk, David Cross and Bob Mould are pretty solid.
Morrissey twice in one week! I can only dream. Was going to drive to the Beaumont show but couldn't snag good seats. I might have to look into StubHub..ugh!
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM,
Um, two words: BOB MOULD & TOMAHAWK. I'm officially sold. Regardless of any other bands added.
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM,
Not even for David Cross????
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM,
Black Moth and Tomahawk are the two that get me the most excited. I'm really curious to see who gets announced on Tuesday.