Back from Lollapalooza
There in the raft — that’s Greg Gillis, he of mashup-excellence Girl Talk fame, and somewhere among that hoard of eager and hyped-up hipsters is me, dancing like a complete moron and sweating until my clothes, completely drenched, almost weighed as much as I do. As I speculated before I left, I didn’t make-do on the promise that I would come back with a bunch of information about some of the indie world’s favorite movies, but I did find out that Gillis loves “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and the ever-trippy “2001: A Space Odyssey.” That’s kinda cool, huh?
And if the picture up top doesn’t accurately portray the craziness Girl Talk triggered with just a laptop and hundreds of illegally used samples, this video will:
I could keep making you super jealous. I saw Rage Against The Machine rock so hard, they had to halt their set for several minutes in order to calm down one of the most riled-up crowds I have ever seen. For you rap fans out there, Lupe Fiasco and this little-known hip-hopper named Kanye West, put on some ridiculous shows in their native Chicago. After Spank Rock, the Black Keys, Iron and Wine, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Chromeo, The Kills and a myriad other kick ass bands later, I returned to Ann Arbor, exhausted and fulfilled. Oh yeah, and I was like thirty feet from Radiohead. No big deal or anything.
So, I’ve spent two straight weekends in Chicago — subsequently away from the internet — and thus, the speed at which I was pumping out posts on this Movie Chutzpah thing has hit a wall. Well, I’m here to promise you, that I’m getting back to it ASAP. I won’t lie — it’s like running. Once you stop, it’s really hard to get going again, but I really enjoy keeping this blog, so expect me to get back to my latter days of uber-movie-blog productivity in due time.