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by ToTheWest
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Try This At Home
Topic: sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means to me
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means t

Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. I knew that, if anyone would "get it", it would be the members of this forum. And to skhmmxi, writing more is theoretically the goal. The main problem is that I picked a career that keeps me incredibly busy nine months of the year, and the remaining time i...
by ToTheWest
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Try This At Home
Topic: sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means to me
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means t

Thanks, Darlene! The reason I shared it was because I knew I wasn't the only one who feels this way. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
by ToTheWest
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Try This At Home
Topic: sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means to me
Replies: 8
Views: 716

sports fandom vs. music fandom & what FT's music means to me

Wow, it was really hard to think of a fitting, concise title for this thread. Anyway, I told a couple people on this forum that I'd share my latest piece of writing--an essay of sorts on being questioned for my decision to travel to as many Frank Turner shows as I can (first conceived as I drove acr...
by ToTheWest
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Did We Get So Fucking Old?
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: When Did We Get So Fucking Old?

Wow...are you sure you're not from LA? Ha. Good article. I've definitely seen what you describe--cynicism (and feigned cynicism) runs high around these parts--but as live gigs are one of the things in life that bring me the most joy (provided the performers aren't shit, of course), I try not to care...
by ToTheWest
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Frank Turner podcast
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: New Frank Turner podcast

Just another thank you. Good stuff. I imagine Frank was glad not to be asked the same old questions he gets from a lot of interviewers.
by ToTheWest
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Passion is passion. Those who attempt to assign value judgments to sources of passion lose the point of the pursuit. Be it sport or music or more traditional forms of art...if that s**the moves you and hurts no one, lather, rinse and repeat. Leave the rule makers at the back of the venue trying to ...
by ToTheWest
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Thanks for the report, Doug! Phoenix was great as ever, and I really liked the openers, too. Didn't make it to Tucson or Flagstaff after all because I did end up at Coachella due to my fear of missing out on fun with the aforementioned friends. Shame I couldn't do it all (story of my life), but we h...
by ToTheWest
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Help me with a BRAND NEW Turner every week
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Help me with a BRAND NEW Turner every week

skhmmxi wrote:I'd suggest Joseph Mallord William Turner, but my judgement may be clouded.
Well played, sir. Taking me back to days spent wandering the Tate Britain. While I'm not a huge fan of rain, I definitely still miss dramatic cloudscapes over England.
by ToTheWest
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Neko Case
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Neko Case

Hey, Frank!

You seem like someone who appreciates strong female singer-songwriters, so just out of curiosity--what's your opinion of Neko Case? I'm a fan of most of her work, and I love her stage banter when playing live. I admittedly still don't know the New Pornographers' tunes, though.
by ToTheWest
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Hard to believe, but I'm still making up my mind about Tucson and Flagstaff vs. Coachella, as I've discovered there are plenty of Coachella tickets still to be had... I made a last minute trip to Coachella two years ago... we decided Wednesday night we were going to leave the next day for the deser...
by ToTheWest
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Thanks, Andrew and Samantha. Hard to believe, but I'm still making up my mind about Tucson and Flagstaff vs. Coachella, as I've discovered there are plenty of Coachella tickets still to be had... but am waiting to see if the gouged prices fall before I make up my mind. If I decide to stay in AZ afte...
by ToTheWest
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Thanks for the reply. I was beginning to wonder if there was no one on this forum from AZ. As it is, I'm still undecided about Tucson and Flagstaff, because there ARE still tickets for Coachella on Stubhub.com, and I've sort of got my eye on them in case the price drops. I HATE buying from scalpers,...
by ToTheWest
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Arizona (esp. Tucson) in April

Anyone on this forum planning to go to the Tucson show on April 17th? Friends and I are traveling from California and Utah to meet up for the Phoenix date on the 16th. Since I have that week off from work and there may not be any other CA dates besides Coachella (which I stupidly missed out on becau...
by ToTheWest
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Who is going to Coachella???
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Who is going to Coachella???

Thank you...you're the best. I'll keep an eye out for anyone I know getting rid of a ticket, and I'll try to win them, too (though the damn contests always seem to happen when I'm driving to work and still too sleepy to attempt using the phone simultaneously). But are you going for both weekends?
by ToTheWest
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Who is going to Coachella???
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Who is going to Coachella???

Couch-ella, probably... If I can find a way at this point that doesn't involve a price-gouged ticket, friend, I will, now that I know you guys are definitely going...but is there room on your floor? And are you going both weekends? (My other concern is actually getting to watch with you guys, but I'...