Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I wanted to go to the seaside


I had next year all mapped out...I was going to study abroad at a preppy british institution, travel across Europe, and catch every concert that came my way. Unfortunately, it never panned out, and I was left stateside wondering what could have been. Lucky for me the seaside is coming to Iowa in the form of the Kooks. I am, however, hesitant...MORE Their latest effort, Konk, left me far from satisfied. In my opinion, they suffer from the "sophomore slump" (see Say Anything, Pigeon Detectives, Taking Back Sunday, etc.). Yes I do know music is a matter of opinion, (p.s. sorry Shannon for throwing Taking Back Sunday into that mix) but really who can argue with the lack of creativity in the following lyrics?


But do you wanna Do you wanna Do you wanna make love to me I know you wanna I know you wanna I know you wanna make love to me Do you want Do you want to Do you wanna make love to me I know you want to babe I know you want to I know you want to make love to me Do you wanna Do you wanna Do you wanna make love to me I know you wanna babe I know you wanna I know you wanna make love to me [Repeat till end]

I don't wanna do anything but turn the album off for some of the better releases this year. Still I'm giving the album another chance and hoping a live performance might persuade me to keep the record spinning. At the very least maybe it will hold me over until a third record. Regardless this is all a round-a-bout way of saying they are coming to The People's Court in Des Moines on October 8th and I will more likely than not be there. You can find ticket information below.

Ticket Information

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1 comment:

K C said...

I get to Iowa on the 8th, and I have a car, and we should go! Let me know what plans you have so far.