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Heart Chip

March 20, 2006

Really glad I skipped that hour and a half of sleep last Wednesday to check out Hot Chip. They were excellent, very very good, I mean just fantastic, live. If you have had the pleasure of listening to their stuff then you know how mellow most of it is but they amped their shit up on stage and people were going cray-zay on the floor. My camerawork is terrible but you'll have to stick it through because the end is the best part. This is what four dudes, six synths, two guitars, three maracas, two bongos, one tambourine, and ONE M'FING COWBELL sound like:

Ok, so they weren't exactly using the cowbell for this specific tune but it was there, trust me. Why yes, that IS a naked man on stage! I lied, this isn't Hot Chip, it's Take That! From left to right: hot one, smart one, one who can sing, and bad boy. One member (random one) had to return home due to some illness. If these dudes are ever in your hood then you best be making a line towards some tickets, fatafat.

Cadence Weapon from Edmonton was the opening act. Never having heard any of his stuff it was nice to be met with a fistful of talent. The man is 20 years old. 20! And by talent I mean not only does he rap and produce his own synth-heavy/brilliant beats but he also SCISSOR KICKS while he raps. Hi, yes, and I swear I saw some air guitar too and I don't think he was being ironic. I found the best quote on his site, for which I happen to have the perfect picture:

"Dose magazine said I was a 'musical renaissance man' on Tuesday. How can I disagree with an amalgated youth demo targeting newscorp wannabe with 10 pages and confusing horoscopes? HOW CAN I?"

Hot Chip Flickr set.

posted by Neha
4:10 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot chip has my heart, especially the hot one, but also the one who bounced up and down because it was obvious he was made of 100% pure joy.

i don't remember that photo. what is in that, garbage??

3/21/2006 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Neha said...

you would make a great vanna white. are there letters in that box? can i buy a vowel?

3/22/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger twinga said...

Hey Neha, guess what ... my sister selected your blog for writing a paper on English speaking blogs for her Anglistik class at Augsburg University :-) Congrats -- soon some German prof will surf your site to figure out if my sister has interpreted it correctly ... ha ha ha! How fun! :-)

3/23/2006 02:10:00 AM  
Blogger Neha said...

Oh wow! That's so exciting, I'm honoured, I hope the prof isn't offended by all my swearing, ha. Do wish her luck from me and I'd *love* to read the paper when she's done! Yay yay yay, this is the coolest news I've heard in a while. I heart you Reifs and Rama-Reifs...

3/23/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cowbell was wrong ON.
hot chip ate my ears and threw them
back as beatz.

3/24/2006 10:33:00 PM  

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