That, naturally, is a huge topic of conversation around the house lately, what with the Coachella Music Festival beginning this afternoon. What does William's hair look like these days? We know that Jim has shorn his and is looking like a still fit but much more sensible elder rocker, but William has always been a wild card. Big prize to the first person who can send me a photo of William Reid at Coachella.
I hope the Jesus and Mary Chain will be getting lots of love from the festival crowd. I'm pretty sure they will be, as I can't possibly be the only person who is having vapours at the thought of the second coming of the JAMC.
(photo from celebrity-babies.com)
Jarvis Cocker also appears to have had his locks trimmed in anticipation of performing in the desert. He will of course also be playing a show in Vancouver next week, to which I desperately wanted to go, to the point of looking into scoring tickets. Sadly, Jarv will be playing at an adult only venue and my concert buddy does not yet qualify. It would have made a great 16th birthday present for her though, n'est pas?
Isn't young Albert Cocker adorable?
So for all of you who will not be watching the Jesus and Mary Chain, Jarvis Cocker, Bjork, Sonic Youth, Rufus Wainwright, Tokyo Police Club, Of Montreal, Gogol Bordello, Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, the Good the Bad and the Queen, Peaches, New Pornographers, the Black Keys, !!!, Andrew Bird, Air, MSTRKRFT, Peter Bjorn & John (but I am seeing them in a few weeks - yay!), Happy Mondays, Rage Against the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen, Junior Boys, Klaxons, Amy Winehouse, Lupe Fiasco, or Mika this weekend, you are not alone, my friends. I feel your pain.
It should come as no great surprise that this Friday's Random Playlist gives a nod to the great wall of music coming from the desert this weekend:
April Skies - the Jesus and Mary Chain
Barely Legal - the Strokes
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Sugababes cover
Middle of Nowhere - Hot Hot Heat
Kiss Me - Uncut
Satellite - the Dave Matthews Band
Blue Light - Bloc Party
Anything - Kinnie Starr
Ballad of a Comeback Kid - New Pornographers
Atlantis to Interzone - Klaxons
So join me in slapping on the sunblock and settling down in front of YouTube to live vicariously, pretending that we're teenagers again. The JAMC on the beach in their leather pants - HAHA! - they're going to love Coachella!