Getting to see Third Eye Blind for the second time this week was pretty sweet - always glad to have a chance to head to Chicago. The band put on a hell of a show, and the crowd was really into it as well. The afterparty at The Underground was absolutely insane...Brad (3eb DJed and drummed) and Ben Gordon from the Bulls was partying there last night.
In summary, great concert + great friend + good party + tons of beer = great weekend.
Big thanks to Mimi and the band for taking care of everything for me.
Heading to Chicago tomorrow to see Third Eye Blind again...hopefully followed up by some consumption of tasty beverages with some friends. It has been a while since I have been this into a band's live show - these guys had an effect on the crowd I haven't seen since Say Anything a few years ago.
I decided to pick up some new and new/old albums off Amazon MP3 this weekend, since I was kind of bored with the music I had been listening to lately. Here is what I got:
[Passion Pit - Manners] Got this one off Drew's recommendation, and since Amazon had it for $2.99, it was a no-brainer. Seems like it will be a good summertime album...looking forward to digging into this more.
[Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix] After seeing these guys kill it on SNL, I was really looking forward to picking this up. It certainly does not disappoint - sounds great overall.
[Third Eye Blind - Blue] I don't know what happened to my copy, but I needed to have this again. The record still sounds current and fresh, just like the rest of 3eb's material. While it might be one of the band's least popular albums, it is definitely up there with their best offerings.
Just found out for sure that I will be interviewing Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind next week when they are in Cincinnati. I am extremely honored and excited to get the chance to talk to someone so influential in modern music. It still hasn't sunk in yet.