Two weeks ago my brother and I saw Handsome Furs in Raleigh right before they were about to head out to another tour overseas. They love it, we love it. They're one of the best, most energetic and enthusiastic live acts I've seen, throwing themselves fully and physicaly into every song, giving such a memorable performance. Dan came out clad in jacket which he lost after one song 'cause he was so hot. His wife, Alexei looked all kinds of hot, complementing Dan's thrashes with her own jumping and bopping as she played her synth/drum machine and then crashed to the stage with (faux?) exhaustion after each song. The couple actually remembered my brother and me from their earlier concert of two years ago in a nearby venue in Chapel Hill. So before the concert, he snuck backstage and chatted him up a bit, and then when she came on stage, it registered with her again that yeah, you guys look familiar. Dan's super friendly too. Shook our hands, and we chatted for a bit. Forget most of it, though. Said though that their new album Sound Kapital had leaked, and this concert would be mostly new stuff. Unfortunate, 'cause I love Plague Park so very much. It's excellent driving music, especially through mountains and old cities. Anyway, Sound Kapital -- check it out. Like all projects from these group of guys, it's a unique beast to be absorbed and appreciated.
Oh yeah, and Expo 86 was just delicious.