05 July 2013
If you have read my blog before, you will know that I love California. I love the weather, the culture, the attitude, and even the superficiality of Hollwood that thinly veils the awesome sordidness beneath. I'm currently working on a desert rock article (you know: Kyuss, QOTSA et al), and decided I'd see what earthlings? were up to now, or indeed if they were still a thing. They are, it turns out, and here is their Facebook, which isn't the most active thing in the world.
Did discover the above video on there, though, which is pretty cool. It treads a fine line between glorious celebration of rock music played in a desert, and hipster-moving-pictures-Instagram-fest featuring scenester tatts and prescription-free spectacles. I'll let you be the judge, though as I say, I rather like it.
It'll be a far cry from the glory days of a young Kyuss hauling a generator into the desert for their ramshackle, but brilliantly inspired, gigs, but that's progress for you. New QOTSA album is really good, by the way, but I'm sure (or at least optimistic) that I'll visit that in greater detail in the near future. In the meantime, I notice my albums in the years 2011 and 2012 lists are more than a little tardy at this point.