Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rock and roll is dead, quiet is the new loud

Came from the Kings of Convenience concert at the Fort last night, and here are the photos to prove it. I enjoyed it immensely, and I'm hoping more acts like King of Convenience drop by Manila next time they're in Singapore or Hong Kong or something. I started listening to them relatively late -- they were on their second studio album already. Of course it's never too late. Have a listen; here's their official website, their Wiki, Amazon MP3 download page, and their MySpace (my favorite place to sample new music) page.

I'm struggling to find a connection to this tech blog, but I just might give up.

I could say that nerds like listening to Kings of Convenience, and I daresay they were out in full force last night.
Here's one of those nerds I was talking about

I could prattle on about how the Internet has made alternative niche music more popular -- you know, all that Long Tail stuff that Chris Anderson of Wired talks about -- how an act like Kings of Convenience may not be Justin Timberlake but are hugely popular by virtue of the collective niches that listen to them.
Two dudes, two guitars, genius

I could blather on about how the new camera fared (needed a bigger zoom lens or the perseverance to elbow my way to the front).

Kings of Convenience with Jens Lekman (rightmost)

Or I could discuss the finer points of how to bootleg a concert (I admit it, I recorded Homesick on my iPhone; what are you going to do about it?). But you know what? I'll skip all of that. There's no reason this post is on this blog. The concert was lovely, and I just like the music.

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