Thursday, November 8, 2007

Good enough for me and the Polyphonic Spree



Wow, what an amazing Wednesday. I think only having one day off this weekend really made me appreciate yesterday even more than my usual “Saturday.”

Lemme just say you are missing out if you’re in Waco and you’re not eating at World Cup Cafe. I can’t sing the praises of this place enough. Again, the Lentil Burger will change your life. Actually, no, it won’t. But it is damn tasty.

Not content with eating in one city in one day, I hit I-35 for Austin on Wednesday. I had an amazing dinner at Enoteca on South Congress (SoCo is whiskey, folks.) The night’s selections follow: Fried Rissotto, Walnut Spinach Salad, Quattro Formaggi Pizza, Peroni, Cafe Mocha and finally Chocolate Mousse. It was all fantastic. And the biscotti lesson ... you’ll have to wait for that.

Finally, I got to Emo’s. The crowd was good, and so were the bands. I intentionally skipped The Redwalls (I didn’t miss much). Rooney was better than I expected, even if they’re just a “Blue-Album Weezer” soundalike. As usual, The Polyphonic Spree was nothing short of amazing. The highlight of the band’s shows usually is a cover of “In Bloom.” It was good (still, such an odd sing-a-long), but the cover of “Live and Let Die” was unbelievable. That song belongs to the Spree. Sorry, Paul and Axl.

I could go on and on, but I’m exhausted, and I gotta get to my soup ...

8 comments:

Collin Quick said...

Speaking of "In Bloom," Krist turned into an old man, bald, grey and all: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/46994-nirvanas-novoselic-blogs-talks-anarchy-teen-spirit

trece said...

Aw, Krist. If only he'd whack the facial fuzz down to a 'stache — he'd be one helluva Wyatt Earp ... or Doc Holliday ... or ...

Collin Quick said...

Jason Lee from "My Name is Earl"

trece said...

Well played.

www.mmharris.com said...

Fulfillment in a day is the most anyone can ask for. Glad I got to see you in the midst of such a fantastic experience! Woot!

trece said...

In the midst?! Hell, lunch kick started the whole damn thang, babe ... suge ... darlin' ...!

Sarah Beth said...

I saw the Spree at Stubbs about 3 years ago, then sadly lost track of them. Has their sound stayed the same? I was going to go, but didn't know if I'd dig it. Sounds like I missed a good show!

trece said...

I first saw the Spree @ SXSW 2002 (Stubbs, too), and they absolutely blew me away. It was practically a religious experience for me.

The band's sound has evolved since then. The songs are more involved and grow more than the "Up-With-People" sound from "Beginning Stages."

If you like the old Spree, you'll still like 'em.

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