[Zombies] the live
Jonathan Eric Miller
jemiller at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 6 12:33:33 PST 2006
Regarding the face of the robot, I definitely agree with you there. There
were pictures of a lot of the other people whose voices were sampled too. I
thought that was cool. I was like, oh wow, so, that's what that person looks
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Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Zombies] the live
>>In a message dated 3/1/2006 11:39:45 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> jemiller at uchicago.edu >writes:It goes without saying that last night's
> show was pretty
> excellent. How do
>>you go wrong with Jack Dangers and Ben Stokes on stage?
> Honestly, I was a bit concerned that, without mark, they might have no one
> to activate the bass, but my concerns were unjustified.
> OK, that was a lame joke, but it was amazing that just Jack and Ben would
> control all that audio/visual splendor.
> As for the drummer, I think Lynn rocks. I hope to see him at many more
> in my life.
> And to address your dissapointment with the intro, you are so wrong that
> hurts me just a little bit to even think of that thought. The Twilight
> sample make perfect coincidental note that MBM now will control all that
> see in hear as the tour conducts the most ellaborate, yet accessable
> combination of noises and sights that one with full visual and aural
> ability could ever
> hope for. That sample is a bit slow, but only to the bennifit of the
> audience as it forces you to slow down and listen just long enough for it
> to snap
> into the face of a robot that most of us have always only wondered what
> looked like as it spouted out the words -- "I'm am Electro ..." -- that
> become such an zealously quoted sample for us. Listen to that live cd
> again and
> hear the glee of the audience explode everytime we saw a line that we've
> always only heard on our lonely record players and cd players.
> And just for the the subjective opinion, any version of Original Control/I
> Am Electro rocks me harder that any other MBM could.
> My only complaint, which is slight, is that there is next to no audience
> interaction with the band. It is little more that musicians looking at
> instruments with with no shifting expression. it looks more like work to
> them than
> fun. I don't know. Maybe that is what it takes to pull off a show like
> this, but
> I've always enjoyed the shows where the musicians and audience shared the
> excitement with eachother the best. Ben seems to like playing with the
> crowd a
> little. He looks up to laugh with us after some of the more humorous
> For the shows he plays here, he waits until end of the main set and then
> the clip from Spinal Tap where they get lost backstage and yell "Hello
> Cleveland!" Being in Cleveland, (of course) it is really fun to know that
> he sets
> this clip aside all tour just to bring us a chuckle.
> That is were half the magic is at.
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