I haven’t been the best person lately. I’ve been down. I’ve had some personal things going on. Work’s been a slog and the only people outside of work that I know is my brother who doesn’t really like Vegas either.
So, I was out Thursday,Friday, and Saturday and as much as I would like to try to convince myself that I’m the cool party, going out guy…I’m really not. I much rather prefer a semi crowded bar where I can just drink my beer and converse with folks around me. I’m not the club-dancing-guy. I don’t even have the clothes for it.
The long and short of it is Saturday night after I left my work friends down and disappointed I went to a bar near my house. The bartender remembered me and was very nice to me. This is a big change of pace in Las Vegas for me.
I went home and for some reason downloaded the new Coldplay record. I’ve heard the first single and though it was pretty good. Then I heard the rest of the album.
This is the best record I’ve heard in at least 2 years. I’ve played it at least a dozen times in the last 24 hours.
It’s good, and it starts off with this jam called ‘Life in Technicolor’ that just hits it right. It makes you want to hear what’s next and what’s after that and on and on.
‘Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love’ is pretty damn amazing as well. ‘Death and All His Friends’ is going to sound amazing live. It’s like 3 songs in 1!
Sometimes a piece of music or a record just finds you. It hits you at the right time. Coldplay’s Viva la Vida is that record for me. I know people throw out those U2 comparisons when the talk about Coldplay. I didn’t agree with them and still don’t. But now that Coldplay is working with Brian Eno (who’s worked with U2 on multiple records) I can finally see where people draw the comparisons.