An awesome concert last night of Handsome Furs at Chyro Arts Venue in Scottsdale Arizona. June 12th 2009. Dan happened to filter his way through the audience and get close to the stage while the second opening band "The Cinnamon Band" was playing their last song.
The band was starting to setup on the stage about 10:08 PM (Arizona Time, which for this part of the year is the same as Pacific time zone).
They started off with a song "about the current financial crisis" as Dan put it.
10:18 PM Legal Tender;
10:20 PM Talking Hotel Arbat Blues;
10:24 PM All We Want, Baby, Is Everything;
I get my twitter messages as Text Messages, so the times can sometimes be off, but at any rate, this came in at 10:27 http://twitter.com/somuchsilence/status/2150823760
Dan: "What's this song about?"
Alexei: "Doing it!" (excited)
Dan: "It's about sex" (grinning)
10:28 PM Evangeline
There is some talk of a cactus that attacks you? Dan says their tour manager has told them about it, the crowd attempts to explain, but then shouts of "no thats wrong, they use lasers" starts to be the loudest voice (at least from where I was standing).
Perhaps they are talking about "jumping cactus"
10:33 PM Dan "This song is for David Caridine and Lugio ??? at the same time."
If you are reading this years later, David Caridine was found dead in a Tokyo hotel room 8 days earlier under mysterious conditions that pointed to either murder, suicide, or autoerotic asphyxiation but conflicting reports of the condition of the body are still being sorted out. I didn't quite understand the last name of Lugio, and my searches of "lugio dead" and "lugio confused" in Google and Google News don't seem to have any results that jump out at me.
10:33 PM I'm Confused;
10:38 PM Dan: "We booked the hotel off HotWire for $41 a night, and the pool was closed. Last time I was in town ... this girl ... forced me ... to swim. 'Only 15 minutes away' and it was 45 minutes into the desert"
10:38 PM Nyet Spasiba;
10:43 PM Dan: "This song is about any city you want it to be about."
Alexi let's him know that the microkorg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroKORG has been shifting like tectonic plates. He joins her on the table they are setup on, and they jam out.
10:43 PM Handsome Furs Hate This City;
10:46 PM Dan moves back to the guitar
10:50 PM Dan has some praise for "The Cinnamon Band" http://www.myspace.com/cinnamonband Also, did anyone else notice the letter "I" was missing from the drum in the title making it "The C_nnamon Band"? I kept wanting to ask them because I figured they would have a cute story like "there's no 'I' in team" but I never worked up the courage.
10:50 PM Dan says they have one more song to play.
10:51 PM Radio Kaliningrad;
Oddly the Amazon mp3 I bought names it "12 - Radio Kalininbrad.mp3", but he clearly says "grad" and not "brad" in the song. Also thier MySpace has it as "grad" http://www.myspace.com/handsomefurs
10:56 PM The crowd demands an encore. The latin girl with the black fedora sitting right in front of the speakers who was recording most of the concert with some sort of hand held device got up and left and missed the encore song. I wanted to ask her what that was, and if she was going to post the videos anywhere. The encore song I didn't recognize. If you are reading this years from now, he repeats the phrase "I know" in it quite a few times.