Monday, November 17, 2003

Arnold

Arnold is being sworn in today as our new Governor. CNN will broadcast it live at 11am PST if you still can’t believe it and have to see if for yourself. It’s a big week for Arnold. Not only does he become the Governor, but the DVD of "Terminator 3" and the reissue of "Pumping Iron” also comes out this week. That’s a man on top of his game. California’s not doing so hot these days, so hopefully Governor S. will be able to get us back on track. I’m not going to pretend I can predict whether or not Arnold will be able to do it. I don’t know. But at least it won’t be boring.

And for a recap of last night’s show: The Rapture are fun. They just are. Too bad people are just getting it now. Sub Pop put out an EP by them over two years ago. I guess the people weren’t ready. So last night’s show was a big test for the LA audience. Would they, or wouldn’t they? I’m talking about dancing. The typical LA crowd stands around, arms folded, surveying the crowd to see who’s there. At a Rapture show, people dance. Last night, LA showed some signs of life. There were definitely people there not ashamed to shake it. Well done. We have a ways to go, but at least it wasn’t a complete stand-still audience. But during the opening band Out Hud, which were also in the same vein as the Rapture, the crowd just stood there for the most part. I actually saw some people in the crowd mock the keyboardist who was really enthusiastic about his dancing. That was disappointing. Since when is having fun not cool? Get over yourself LA and just dance.