i guess i'm speaking to only myself. anway, i write because i have to. i don't want to feel like i'm wasting some sort of talent that god gave me. besides, i spent four years in art school trying to get better at being a writer. for some reason i'm scared to write that big novel that i have been dreaming about for years. i don't know why that is, but i guess it comes from the fact that i have soooooooooooooo much stuff in my head and i can't quite grasp what to write down. i don't even know what point i want to make. i'm influenced by books like The Catcher in the Rye and The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao. if you don't know what those books are you might want to check em' out!!!
okay, enough of my guff fluff writing. here is the music. going back to the title and first paragraph, i like the idea of infusion. so here is a band that does just that. they are called Gogol Bordello and this is their breakout album Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike. this super group hails from new york city and i still remember the first and only time i saw them perform like it was just a few hours ago. back in 2007 i got the chance to finally go to Coachella valley, arts and music festival. (if you haven't gone you gotta go at least once...) the big draw for me was to see Rage Against the Machine for the first time ever. what i didn't know though was that a certain band was going to steel the entire weekend and show away from rage for me in a small tent on that first friday night.
Lead by the charasmatic frontman Eugene Hütz, this band, comprised of many eastern immigrants, blend gypsy, punk, and even dub music styles into it's own melting pot of pure freekin' awesomeness. you can't go wrong when jammin' tunes such as "sally" "not a crime" and the ever popular "start wearing purple". trivia fact: the independent film Wristcutters: a Love Story has a secondary character that is directly intact with eugene's own crazy persona.
so how did that tent show at coachella go??? well eugene came out with just his acoustic and then said "hi, we are gogol bordello and we are gonna be your new f****** friends!!!" then he went immediately into the song "sally" and tore the entire place up. it was like a bomb exploded. the entire crowd was eating everybit of it. i don't know if it came from the fact that all the people there came to coachella and were just stoked, or if the band itself were just that good, but man o' man, it was something truly special that night. to this day it ranks up there with my very first concert and the first time i got to see the Deftones. i suggest you check these guys out for yourself to see if i'm right. (i know i am...)
Start wearing purple...