Posted in music on January 2, 2013

Lou Barlow @ Terminal 5 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Lou Barlow

Like Dave Hill, Gretchen Robinette and many of us, The Dinosaur Jr. 'you're living all over me' 25 year celebration show at Terminal 5 was a major highlight of 2012 for Dinosaur Jr.'s own Lou Barlow. He told Pitchfork:

people kept saying 'can you believe it's been 25 years since that record was released??' yes, yes i can.. easily.. so much happened since the release of that record..many bands, more band mates, lotsa fights, lotsa love..children! babies were born in the interim, human children ..so , i -can- believe it ..what REALLY surprised me was Frank Black singing one of the new dinosaur jr tunes ( 'almost there' (? , it really is impossible to figure out the names of J's songs) - the one i like to call the 'birkenstock tune' ) AND dinosaur jr playing a pixies song ('tame') with francis on vocals.. yea.. that part blew me away.. after years of fighting it i am ready to be a pixies fan, i will resist no longer.. he's got a serious set of lungs and learned our song like a proper musician.. much respect.. that ridiculous anniversary show was the #2 highlight of my year..or maybe it was number #1 ..i can't really rate events like this , once my mind is blown it's all equal, if you know what i mean..
More pictures and a recap of that show HERE. Lou's full list of three 'Best Moments' of 2012, below....

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Lou Barlow

Best Moments

when i wasn't busy tugging at the loose threads of the fabric of my life, these musical events made me stop for a second and say ' wow, i never thought -that- would happen!' or ' yea, i like that!'

#1 dinosaur jr + sebadoh at that portland festival that has an sxsw kind of name nwxnw? pdxnw? wxpdxnw? .. yes, dinosaur jr and sebadoh shared a stage.. i.e. sebadoh opened for dinosaur jr.. this is significant, to me, because i am in both bands..significant because i was fairly certain it would never be -allowed- to happen..why? because it's too much -me- in an evening , that's why.. because people might forget that J Mascis is the Reason.... that didn't happen, of course.. sebadoh did a rushed set after not playing together for a couple of months, to a smattering of applause, then Dinosaur Jr came on and CRUSHED everyone..the end... i got really drunk afterwards in earnest celebration and puked for the first time in a long while.. anyway, thank you to whomever paid the ungodly sum it took to make the show happen ( i've been lobbying for a show like this for 7 years to no avail ) .. i forget who now but they also set up a storefront to promote the show that included memorabilia from both bands and played dinosaur jr and sebadoh tunes one after another for days..surreal in the utmost.. oh yea..it was Red Bull , they set it up.. bless them and their bizarre and addictive beverage..

#2 dinosaur jr 'you're living all over me' 25 year celebration show , NYC december.. people kept saying 'can you believe it's been 25 years since that record was released??' yes, yes i can.. easily.. so much happened since the release of that record..many bands, more band mates, lotsa fights, lotsa love..children! babies were born in the interim, human children ..so , i -can- believe it ..what REALLY surprised me was Frank Black singing one of the new dinosaur jr tunes ( 'almost there' (? , it really is impossible to figure out the names of J's songs) - the one i like to call the 'birkenstock tune' ) AND dinosaur jr playing a pixies song ('tame') with francis on vocals.. yea.. that part blew me away.. after years of fighting it i am ready to be a pixies fan, i will resist no longer.. he's got a serious set of lungs and learned our song like a proper musician.. much respect.. that ridiculous anniversary show was the #2 highlight of my year..or maybe it was number #1 ..i can't really rate events like this , once my mind is blown it's all equal, if you know what i mean..

#3 a festival in Champaign Illinois that featured almost every newish band i wanted to see, one after the other.. Willis Earl Beal , Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lower Dens .. Grizzly Bear .. Willis was as odd as i could have expected, UMO was as fucked up and soulful as i could have desired and Lower Dens were.. sublime.. sounding nothing like Sublime , of course but, y'know..spare and beautiful..i love how younger kids these days sound like the older guys from my day.. the late 70's early 80's new wave/post-punkers from new york that wore big framed glasses and captured my teenage imagination.. i also saw Cloud Nothings that day which was interesting because they sounded like all the bands sebadoh played with in the mid-90's -combined- .. in conclusion , a great festival i can't remember the name of ...another musical highlight..

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Comments (5)

Resistance is futile.

Posted by Frank Black | January 2, 2013 12:38 PM

Your ideas was totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person online that gets it precise what its is talking about

Posted by Download Google Play Store 3.10.10 | January 28, 2013 8:29 PM

Dana Gould wow haven't heard that name in a long time.

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 1:08 AM

I agree. One of the best shows of my life ..

Posted by Gretchen Robinette | May 12, 2013 12:16 AM

I want a beard like that guy seriously I do. I also want his long hair.

Posted by mike | May 22, 2013 12:32 PM

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