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Who believes in second chances? Apparently, I do. If I didn’t, how else would you explain Claire Elise Boucher landing on my Coachella 2016 must-see acts list, let alone, all the way up at #15.
My last run-in with Ms. Boucher came on April 21, 2013 in the Gobi Tent. The experience ended with me sitting criss-cross-applesauce with my head resting on my backpack in front on me, sound asleep. Claire’s performance in the Gobi that day was one of the worst things I have ever, EVER, witnessed in my entire life.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against her music, it was that particular performance that left a bad taste in my mouth, not to mention the pain in my back and neck that I now have from falling asleep bent over, sitting down, packt like a sardine in a crushed tin box. Unbelievable.
Listen, I enjoy the new album Art Angels just as much as the next person, I just don’t enjoy it as much as the Programming Director at North America’s Indie Rock Station, Sirius XMU. From what we’ve encountered on the station over the last six months, they should rename the channel Sirius XM Grimes. No, seriously!
Here’s a typical day… get in the car, turn on XMU, Grimes, drive the kids to school, Grimes, drive back home, Grimes, get back in the car, Grimes, drive to the store, Grimes, get back in the car, Grimes, drive back home, Grimes, get back in the car, Grimes, pick the kids up from school, Grimes, drive back home, Grimes, get back in the car, Grimes, take the kids to have fun, Grimes, get back in the car, Grimes, drive back home, Grimes.
Grimes, Grimes, Grimes.
Get the picture? When does it stop? I can’t even imagine what’s going on when I’m not listening to Sirius XMU. Is that when they’re not playing Grimes? My worst fear is that she releases another album again this year, then what? Don’t try telling me I’m being over dramatic, this shit needs to stop, immediately. It’s gotten so bad, I keep a Grimes tracker (pictured right) in my vehicle. If I wanted to listen to Grimes ad nauseam, I would listen to Grimes ad nauseam.
After all of that, I will probably be at the show, “hanging back” like P-T does. I figure if I “hang back” there be plenty of room to lay down and go to sleep if needed, that is, if as all the people that showed up for Lorde in 2014 stay away. In the unlikely event I happen to be into it, I might do the “the shoulder shake” (NSFW), I’ll dust that move off for “Kill V. Maim” and “Flesh Without Blood.”
Don’t Say I didn’t warn you.