Feb 22

Sunday Night Music Club #1

Category: Music Club

One of the most obvious side-effects of cutting down my photo workload, is the fact that now I have time to blog…but I have no photos to post! So to combat that, I’ve decided to go back to where it all began: music.

Most music photographers start out through their overwhelming love of music, the photography itself is just a recording medium. With that in mind, I thought I’d start up a regular series of ‘music appreciation’ posts, with songs I love, bands I love, songs with a funny story attached, whatever. The idea (and yes, the title as well) was ripped off William Beckett’s ‘Saturday Night Music Club’, so to pay due respect, he gets to kick off the series.

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Bulls In Brooklyn – The Academy Is… (Santi)

 

It was hard picking one Academy song, but I went with one of my favourites off ‘Santi’, Bulls in Brooklyn. I hadn’t really heard of these guys before last year, they were due to support Panic at the Disco, so I thought I’d check them out and see if they were worth turning up early for. Were they ever. I clicked immediately with their infectious pop/rock/emo/whatever style, and was looking forward to seeing them live. The Academy Is… in the flesh totally lived up to all my expectations, due in no small part to charismatic frontman William Beckett who had the crowd eating out of his hand. I walked past him backstage after my three songs for Panic, tucked against a wall in the hallway, headphones in and laptop on knees. I’d wanted to tell him how much I enjoyed the band, but once he glanced up and we made brief eye contact, I knew that avoiding an inevitably┬ástammering conversation on my part might be the better option.

Enjoy

(PS. If anyone has dramas with the music player, let me know. It works fine for me, but I can’t test it on EVERY browser. And yeah, I know there’s no volume control, I’m still on the hunt for a ridiculously simple streaming MP3 player that doesn’t start the volume at 11)

Some people have it and other people don’t
You been making some threats, got my name and address
I’m breaking habits you don’t want to know
Although I’m wearing my clothes, feeling cold and exposed, yeah

Don’t say you miss me, you probably don’t
Well I been crossing some lines, that most folks won’t yeah

Don’t think you’re more than this, or above all this
With your “blah blah blah” and all your friends
Don’t say you think you know when you know you don’t
Because tonight the bulls are in Brooklyn and you’re still at home

Some people have it and other people don’t
Though the road that we’ve paved still goes both ways
I’m breaking habits you don’t want to know
Well I been crossing some lines that most folks won’t

Don’t think you’re more than this, or above all this
With your “blah blah blah” and all your friends (all your friends)
Don’t say you think you know when you know you don’t
Because tonight the bulls are in Brooklyn and you’re still at home

Don’t think you’re more than this, or above all this
With your “blah blah blah” and all your friends (all your friends)
Don’t say you think you know when you know you don’t
Because tonight the bulls in Brooklyn, said

Don’t think you’re more than this, or above all this
With your “blah blah blah” and all your friends (all your friends)
Don’t say you think you know when you know you don’t
Because tonight the bulls are in Brooklyn and you’re still at home

Some people have it and other people don’t

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3 Comments so far

  1. Anthony February 23rd, 2009 5:08 pm

    The music player seems to work fine in Google Chrome. :)

  2. missy. February 28th, 2009 8:03 pm

    if you’re shooting soundwave, is it possible for you to take photos of Jack’s Mannequin?
    there hasn’t been any good photos available of him from australia :(
    much appreciated

  3. Jacinta February 28th, 2009 11:19 pm

    Maybe maybe. They’re on very early though! I wasn’t really planning on getting there til a bit later. But we’ll see what happens. :)

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