So this ATP NY 2008 thing...

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Uh, word to pass on from Windy and Carl here:

this is an emergency. please pass on to Everyone you know who may be at all tomorrow's parties in new york right now. this is important public health information that must be shared and immediately acted upon.

PLEASE Share with all mailing lists.....

the hotel at the venue - Kutschers - has BED BUGS. i repeat - BED BUGS.

go into your hotel room, remove the headboard from the wall and look for black dots and Moving things.......

look under your mattress, look at the sheets and under the sheets - look for tiny blood spots, tiny dark spots of dried blood.

bed bugs WILL go home with you.... they will get in your luggage and on your clothes, you will take them home and they wil infest your home......they are near impossible to get rid of.

bed bugs will bite you and suck your blood. they itch, they hurt, you cannot get rid of them. you DO NOT want to take them home.

please tell everyone you know who may be at ATP in new york this weekend to demand they get a new hotel room at a new hotel - do not stay onsite at Kutschers because you will get bitten and you will take them home.

if you have no other option but to stay there, every bit of clothing and bedding you take home with you MUST be placed in a freezer for at least 24 hours, and or must be washed reapetedly in very hot water.......4 or 5 times at least. there is no other way to kill these insects - YOU DO NOT WANT THEM IN YOUR HOME. and your car will need to be professionally cleaned.

please spread the word..............post on all mailing lists.......please!!!!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 September 2008 02:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

my parents went to atp, and i all i got were these lousy bed bugs.

Creeztophair, Saturday, 20 September 2008 03:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, bed bugs. I was aiming for Kutsher's before it sold out quickly, but I'm very glad to be staying at the Raleigh at this point. That is fucking ridiculous and very gross.

ilxor, Saturday, 20 September 2008 16:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also, a bit of gossip from Steve Albini's poker table: Last night around midnight, Ryan Pfork discussing the new Sigur Ros album during the poker game, eating a pot brownie, and eventually losing all his chips and leaving the table. Also at the table: Jason, lead singer of Trail of Dead.

ilxor, Saturday, 20 September 2008 16:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Matronly warnings about bed bugs are the 'don't eat the brown acid' of the ATP generation obv.

sonofstan, Saturday, 20 September 2008 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that great bit of gossip 'ilxor'

Mohammed Butt (max), Saturday, 20 September 2008 18:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

That gossip is going to spread and overwhelm the whole nation by monday evening, mark my words.

Z S, Saturday, 20 September 2008 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Growing are fuckin killing it.

Creeztophair, Saturday, 20 September 2008 19:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Really? My girlfriend and I didn't really get into Growing earlier today. I personally liked them better in their Kranky days, the new stuff isn't nearly as engaging.

Highlights of day one: Bardo Pond and the comedy lineup, which was very solid.

Highlights of day two, so far: Alexander Tucker, Fuck Buttons (too loud though!) and Harmonia.

Overrated: Apse.

Looking forward to: Low especially. But several other things as well.

Currently drinking: Amaretto and red wine. Separately.

ilxor, Saturday, 20 September 2008 22:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

I have also decided, upon seeing five minutes of their show last night, that Built to Spill sounds like Death Cab for Cutie after going through puberty.

ilxor, Saturday, 20 September 2008 22:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm recording some of the sets and putting them on my blog.
http://radicalriffage.blogspot.com

i think i'm going to stop for a while after om. i'm getting bored of sitting at my computer.

Creeztophair, Saturday, 20 September 2008 23:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, i should mention that you can hear some mouse clicks around the start of growing's set, cause i was trying to figure out how to shut them off. and wfmu had a problem with their stream in the middle of harmonia's set, and cut to a beastie boys song for a few minutes. i edited that part out.

Creeztophair, Saturday, 20 September 2008 23:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Pretty good Low set last night, a bit downbeat though, even for Low. Alan seemed in good spirits, made fun of the crowd of "white people," and said that half the guys "probably couldn't lift their arms over their heads." No guitar antics, either. Almost all recent material, a lot of stuff from Trust, a couple from The Great Destroyer, maybe one old song but I don't remember.

Shellac was very good, and very loud. Lots of banter between the guys and the crowd, Bob Weston taking questions between songs. "Big Black or Mission of Burma? Hmmm... Steve, I think I'd have to say Mission of Burma on that one."

Kevin Shields was standing in the aisle during Shellac, toward the back. After the set I said a quick "hi, thanks for putting together and playing this event," he said thanks for coming out, we shook hands and that was that. Seemed genuine though. So that was cool.

Skipped on Lightning Bolt, not a fan.

Thoughts forthcoming on today's lineup at some point. This has been fun so far.

ilxor, Sunday, 21 September 2008 16:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

lightning bolt's set was full of great new songs.
can't wait for the new album.

Creeztophair, Monday, 22 September 2008 03:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Elvis, I thought you were going to this. How'd you like it?

ilxor, Wednesday, 24 September 2008 04:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

they sounded amazing for the couple of seconds without earplugs i withstood, but sorry, i'm not gonna sacrifice that much of my hearing for any band, let alone them. and with the earplugs in, i lost a lot of midrange (with the aid of some low-mixed/disinterested singing) on a good number of songs. so the show, while certainly awesome in parts, also kind of sucked at the same time, evening things out to i'm glad i saw them, but it wasn't super-memorable. that dude's quite a drummer, yeah?

gabbneb, Wednesday, 24 September 2008 04:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Colm? Quite a drummer, indeed. He was killer on pretty much every song from Isn't Anything. The names of which I cannot remember. Blame it on the wine.

ilxor, Wednesday, 24 September 2008 07:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Elvis, I thought you were going to this. How'd you like it?

I took an early pass on this. Would rather see MBV in a non-festival setting (and will do so when they get to LA next week)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 24 September 2008 08:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

How big is the LA theater, anyway? The ATP venue was 3,000 capacity with great sightlines, better sound and (not to cop Pitchfork's festival review, because I had this thought while at the festival) a very David Lynch-esque atmosphere. Totally awesome.

ilxor, Thursday, 25 September 2008 02:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Soon" at ATP New York (click over to HD for best quality, obviously):

ilxor, Saturday, 4 October 2008 04:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

And three minutes (also in HD) from "YMMR," great recording:

ilxor, Saturday, 4 October 2008 04:58 (6 years ago) Permalink


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