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20 February 2006 @ 02:14 am
My husband rocks!  
Yay for J-! He bought me Coldplay tickets for my birthday! I was completely taken by surprise, because (a) we often don't do gifts on holidays, just because it's a hassle and our lives are really busy right now, and (b) the concert in our area has been sold out for ages, and the scalpers want big money for tickets. Turns out that he had bought the tickets well over a month ago, probably when I had first learned of the concert! Of course, he did have to buy them from scalpers (or, rather, one of those agencies that buys up all the tickets when they first go on sale and then sells them at ridiculous markups), but he bought them, he bought them! And so I am going to see Coldplay, one of my absolute favourite bands!

What meant even more to me was that he said he bought the tickets because he knows how much I love Coldplay and he knows how much Coldplay has inspired my writing. J- is not a very expressive, direct sort, which often frustrates me to no end, so it meant the world to me that he said this. I've been telling him for a while now that I kind of need more reaction from him when it comes to my writing, because my writing is the center of my world in many ways, and this was truly the first time I got it from him, on his own initiative. Yay, so happy!

I'm going to see Coldplay, yay yay yay!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Coldplay! Coldplay!
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 20th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
April 3! And then I'm going to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (a Dan Radcliffe-recommended band, yay!) in a smallish club setting on April 12! The only thing that sucks is that Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie are playing a joint concert on the same day in my area...and since we had already bought the Clap Your Hands tickets and the FF/DCfC tickets are practically sold out (but, of course, can still be purchased at huge markups on Ebay), I had to let FF/DCfC go....

But woo-hoo, Coldplay and Clap Your Hands!
ex_jo_blogs on February 22nd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
hey - you have an LJ. Friending - ok? I heard a rumour Coldplay had split up - or are going on hiatus or something. I've been known to be wrong (about 87% of the time)
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 23rd, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Friending most definitely OK. I friended you back. :)

Nope, Coldplay's still together.
The Cee Monstersagacious_c on February 23rd, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaahhhh, I'm even MORE jealous of you now!!!!! The two bands I've been obsessed with for the past couple of months are Clap Your Hands and Death Cab. I just can't get enough of either of them! You have to tell us all about the concert!!!!
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 23rd, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
I definitely will! Although I'm bummed about missing Death Cab and Franz Ferdinand (I even considered paying scalper prices and doing the four-hour drive to NY to go see them there!), Clap Your Hands will be particularly awesome because it's in a pretty small venue (a dance club).

Death Cab and Clap Your Hands have such amazing lyrics. Whenever I listen to "Styrofoam Plates," I am on the verge of tears...and I think that every Clap Your Hands song is a veiled rant against Dubya. Awesome!
The Cee Monstersagacious_c on February 23rd, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Wait, I haven't heard Styrofoam Plates... is that a Death Cab song from one of their earlier albums? (I don't have everything yet.)

Also, does Clap Your Hands have anything other than the one self-titled album? I listened to the whole thing this morning while I was working out and started pining for new material. I love the album and want MORE!
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 24th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
"Styrofoam Plates" is a Death Cab song, but I don't really know anything about any of their albums; we just have some songs that we had downloaded. But you can find the lyrics here. They're very very emotional, and the guy sings them really well.

Clap Your Hands only has that one album, I believe. In fact, it hasn't been on sale for very long.

How did you hear about Clap Your Hands? I first heard about them through Dan Radcliffe. They should pay him commission.

I don't foresee another Clap Your Hands album for a while, because I think they probably want to promote this one before recording another. They're still a new band.
The Cee Monstersagacious_c on February 24th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
I heard about Clap Your Hands from Abbers on the Quill. She has v. cool taste in tunes.