Funniness Negates Wrongness
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Minotaur here with a few quick words about yesterday.
I left Tyler for Dallas @ about 2:30 with my friend Matt. On the way there, we popped in the recently leaked new Radiohead album. We got to Dallas a little after 4, so we went to Mockingbird station to waste time. Matt bought a hat @ Urban Outfitters that says "Jesus Is My Homeboy", sweet.

We met up with Rifleman, Jimmy, Rachel, Simon and Spencer @ Snuffer's down on Greenville. We enjoyed tasty food and then headed next door to the Granada for the Sigur Ros show.

The opening act was "Album Leaf", which was entertaining, but not great. After a short break, Sigur Ros got on stage and proceeded to blow me away. Wow. I won't try and describe how I felt, that would be impossible. There's just something about a band where the lead singer plays his guitar with a violin bow and the bassist plays his bass with a drumstick. Meanwhile, there's a chamber orchestra playing along. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life, absolutely beautiful.

After the show, we decided to go around the back of the Granada and see if they were signing autographs. After a little while of waiting by the tour bus, Jonsi (the lead singer) starts bringing pieces of cake out to some the fans waiting around. That's probably the most endearing thing I have a ever seen a musician do. He eventually starts signing and taking pictures with the fans. He signed my ticket stub. It says "Thank You" in Icelandic and drew a sun/cross design on it. Sweet.

The late night drive back was long, but luckily Matt and I had the new White Stripes to keep us company.