TERRORIST INVASIONS  9:25 pm August 18, 2011

Boise, Idaho Hosts 9/11 Conspiracy Concert On 9/11 Anniversary

by Blair Burke

...but what does it MEAN?!Before Barry forced him to walk the plank with an iPod full of Bruce Springsteen super glued to his ears, Osama bin Laden was pretty excited to delay an Amtrak train or something, on 9/11/11. But Osama bin Laden is dead now, or so we have been led to believe, so why is he still allowed to plan terrorist attacks? This is what he has been doing, according to some theater in Boise, Idaho, which has dared to break terrorist tradition by advertising an attack before it is scheduled to occur. Apparently, Boise is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with something called “EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY.” Did someone forget to tell Boise that nothing is supposed to happen in the sky, on 9/11? Or is this just something unrelated that has been blown out of proportion by an idiot with a cell phone camera?

Some person at this concert venue in Boise is in big trouble, for not realizing that it would be “controversial” to book a band called “Explosions in the Sky” on the anniversary of actual explosions happening in the sky.

A theater marquee for a poorly timed concert is drawing attention because it advertises “Explosions in the Sky” on “Sept. 11.”

The sign in Boise, Idaho, is promoting a concert by the group Explosions in the Sky, which has the unfortunate timing of taking place on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks that killed more than 2,700 people at the World Trade Center.

Experts say thousands of New Yorkers still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from the twin airplane explosions that could be seen from miles away on that clear morning.

The band has had to contend with 9/11-related questions before.

They released their second album in late August 2001, just before the attacks, called Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever.

The album’s artwork features a plane shining a light on an angel, and includes a liner note that reads “this plane will crash tomorrow.”

A few months later, guitarist Michael James was detained at an airport because his guitar case had a sticker with the same message.

Seriously, what is with this band and 9/11? Did they plan it or something? Actually, a band with the word “Explosions” in it is always extremely inappropriate in America, where it is 9/11 all the time. Nevermind that there are explosions happening in the sky and on the ground pretty much every single day of the year, all around the planet. This band is some sort of Texas 9/11 conspiracy, and Boise should probably cancel this concert and replace it with a Charlie Sheen show, because of Patriotism. [NBC]

 

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Tundra Grifter August 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Maybe they couldn't book Pearl Harbor and The Explosions for December 7th.

bumfug August 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Pearl E. White! You're taking me back to San Francisco, thirty years ago!

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Katrina and The Waves are playing New Orleans on Aug. 29th.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The ironic thing is that Explosions in the Sky's original name was "Death to the Infidels!"

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

When the terroist take out Boise, will any of us be safe?

noodlesalad August 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Won't someone please think of the potatoes?

OneDollarJuana August 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Don't worry, Washington grows more spuds than Idaho, and we're more liberal. At least in Seattle.

Terry August 19, 2011 at 7:47 am

East of the mountains, not so much

poncho_pilot August 19, 2011 at 3:07 am

now the potatoes aren't safe? shit. i was going to cut a little tunnel inside a potato and crawl inside it.

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 1:47 am

From what I've heard, terrorists took over Boise long ago. But they're thoughtful enough to be white and Christian, so no one cares what firepower they're stockpiling.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Yeah, I was thinking America might be safer if Boise was taken out.

Gunner Asch August 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Well gee, around here we see Boise as the Liberal Big City. But then I'm in Eastern Oregon.

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Hope you know how to duck and cover.

PristinePantalones August 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

See, you have to *plan* these things. The culludz just don't know that.

natoslug August 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

As long as they bring her home on time, and with her virtue intact, we'll all be fine.

DerrickWildcat August 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I'm vomiting with fear!

donner_froh August 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

The album’s artwork features a plane shining a light on an angel, and includes a liner note that reads “this plane will crash tomorrow.”

A few months later, guitarist Michael James was detained at an airport because his guitar case had a sticker with the same message.

Michael James is really stupid.

DerrickWildcat August 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

They're from Texas.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

'Nuff said.

Swampgas_Man August 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

OOOOHHH! Nuff said.

NewtsChicknNeck August 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

i don't think is some kind of 9/11 truther garbage. this band plays instrumental-jam type stuff. they're from austin (not the "texas" you're imagining). their music has been featured in several episodes of "friday night lights" and a michael moore flick. these ain't paultards.

and their guitarist is no more stupid than some tsa moron who thinks an austin hippie is going to advertise his intention to bomb a plane with a guitar with a sticker touting the same.

also, wilco recorded yankee hotel foxtrot before 9/11. so, no, "ashes of american flags" is not about 9/11.

HateMachine August 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

"Tall buildings shake, voices escape singin' sad sad songs"

NewtsChicknNeck August 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Damn it. My Wilco street-cred has been damaged. It was "Jesus, Etc." that everyone always believes is about 9/11. No matter, it and Ashes of American Flags were both written in Rudy's Giuliani's pre-9/11 wasteland.

SmutBoffin August 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

The only way that this could look worse is if This Bike Is A Pipebomb is opening.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Followed by Anthrax Fever.

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 1:50 am

That would be Ted Nugent and Anthrax Fever. And The Nooge demands top billing!!

noodlesalad August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Sleeper Cell is actually a pretty good name for a band.

iburl August 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Sounds like Shoegaze

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 2:25 am

Their song "Tainted Love Arranged Marriage" is righteous.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

With Admiral Al Lou Ackbar as the closer.

OneDollarJuana August 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

The final act of the evening is War.

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 9:27 am

ODJ: The group or the song – "What is it good for?"

ttommyunger August 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

If you're playing Boise, you're just a popcorn fart in a whirlwind.

noodlesalad August 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Sounds like a Christian Rock Band with no taste and even less self-awareness. Which is pretty much true of anything that brands itself as specifically "Christian."

johnnyzhivago August 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

By the way, did you know "Coldplay" was originally called "Accidental Poisonous Gas Discharge"?

Texan_Bulldog August 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Hey, don't talk about Gwyneth that way.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Yoko Ono libel!

Crank_Tango August 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

ohno you didn't!

Crank_Tango August 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

"People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people."

Super Hans

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That needs to be on a bumper sticker.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Of course, this should not be confused with Glenn Beck's 9/11 celebration: Explosion Out My Ass.

Beowoof August 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I was thinking there was an explosive diarrhea relate here, and I think you nailed it.

poncho_pilot August 19, 2011 at 3:11 am

stay tuned for the upcoming Palin/Beck special:

Explosion Out My Ass 2: Ass To Mouth.

zhubajie August 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

That's every day for Beck, isn't it

Texan_Bulldog August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

"Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever"….WORST.ALBUM.NAME.EVER. What the hell does that even mean? It's like Glenn Beck and Snowbilly concocted that title after a couple bottles of MadDog.

natoslug August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

WHINE COOLER LIBEL!!!!11!!!!

V572 T-Blow August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Art is not always easy.

bumfug August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Who could ever forget their hit, "Jihad! (Huh! What Is It Good For?)".

Fukui_sanYesOta August 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I predict they'll bring the house down.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

And a house near, but not adjacent to, the main house, but many hours later. And, also a house in Pennsylvania.

Too soon?

SpurningBeer August 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I'm excited to announce that my country band, Niggerlips, will be performing with Watermelon Smile and The Jungle Bunnies at a Christian Rock Festival in Memphis on April 4th.

TX_Bluebonnets August 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm

But will there be fried chicken?

I'll bring my racist Klan member forebears, and we'll have a real old night in Dixie!

And there will be no Mexicans, because they didn't exist before Cesar Chavez and Ritchie Valens.

OneDollarJuana August 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Anthony Quinn, 1915, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Ricardo Montalban, 1920, Mexico DF.
Cantinflas, 1907, Mexico DF.

Just sayin'.

ShaveTheWhales August 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Subtle scheduling.

user-of-owls August 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Mr. Beer,
My name is Owls and on behalf of my rockabilly band, I would like to offer to play a free set (we need the exposure) as an opening act. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Owls
Lead vocalist for Jimmy Earl and the Ray of Death.

SpurningBeer August 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Cool. Are you okay with sharing a trailer with a Christian (i.e., white) reggae band, Burning Cross?

Cicada August 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm

If this isn't a Johnny Mnemonic reference I'm going to be sad.

user-of-owls August 19, 2011 at 12:04 am

Hell yeah, we be cool with that. Only possible hitch would be our militantly pantheist drummer, Grand Cyclops.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

So, KRS-One has changed their name? Who'da thunk.

johnnyzhivago August 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I was thinking of forming a band called "There's a Bomb in my Briefcase"

DaRooster August 19, 2011 at 12:07 am

Their first album-
Sittin' On Boehner's Porch

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

I thought you were just glad to see me!

gullywompr August 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

In fly-over states, 9/11 is the new 4th of July.

DashboardBuddha August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Shouilda stayed with Breaker Morant.

MLHencken August 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Man, that is a seriously obscure reference. And I saw that movie.

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 1:54 am

Australia forever, Amen.

Steverino247 August 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

Yes, but their top hit, "Shoot Straight, You Bastards!" might give the wrong idea to airport security, too.

arihaya August 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm

you know who else is stupid export of Idaho ?

SpurningBeer August 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Napoleon Dynamite?

SorosBot August 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

I tried watching that stupid movie, and it made me really wonder about the taste of several friends who told me how great it was. That was one of the dumbest, most pointless pieces of shit I've ever seen.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

And that was the beauty of it.
Vote For Pedro!

Beowoof August 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Larry Craig

PrimlyStable August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Reagan-era Secretary of Education Terrel Howard Bell?

Callyson August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Lou Dobbs lived there as a kid (he was born in Texas)–does that count?

MissusBarry August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Mr Potato Head?

Callyson August 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

OMG–guess who else was born there! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin
This stuff writes itself…

MissusBarry August 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Mr. Potato Head?

flamingpdog August 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Sarah Palin?

iburl August 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Idunno?

user-of-owls August 18, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Ming the Merciless?

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Hitler?

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

*I* was gonna say that.

In fact, let me pull a Mitt Romney: I would have said exactly that. That has been my position all along. I have always believed in that, and hope that those around me will see that my support of that, being of long standing, has always been firm, just, and principled.

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 1:56 am

Bruce Willis is a stupid import.

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 2:27 am

Ernest Hemingway's brain-pan?

Negropolis August 19, 2011 at 3:18 am

Skinheads?

zhubajie August 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

The Idaho Spud candy bar.

north_of_moscow August 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

Built to Spill?

natoslug August 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

All of them, Katie?

x111e7thst August 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I don't think 9/11 gave me PTSD but I have sure gotten less tolerant of the crap that oozes out of the flat places in the middle of US Amerikkka. So if that's a symptom..

johnnyzhivago August 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

That sign is up there with the famous newspaper ad for a German Shepard adoption "eats anything, loves children"

OC_Surf_Serf August 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Explosions in the Sky already played Seattle

Warpde August 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Whooo!
Is that a mooslim exploding guitar?
Hit the high chords and boom!!!!!!!

Damn I miss Hendrix :(

flamingpdog August 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Looks like explosions in the hair.

ShaveTheWhales August 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Jeebus. That reviewer needs some perspective. Or a life. Or something.

user-of-owls August 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Wow, those guys look like a bundle of charisma and energy, don't they?

Seriously, they ought to go with Disco Biscuits in the Sky.

Callyson August 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Any group that uses Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (capital WTF?) is not likely to remember that something happened on 9.11…
…also, this band is from Texas. The CASH guy should see if they procured any entertainment for Governor GoodHair…

Warpde August 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Well you know what they say.
Boise will be Boise.

OT. Where the fuck is Idaho?
Is it close to Tuktoyaktuk?

flamingpdog August 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Idunno.

SayItWithWookies August 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Nowhere near. But I always wish I had bought the sweatshirt that had a coat of arms and TUK U in a wreath around it. Spent so much money on the plane ride there I decided to pass. The guy I was camping with and I flew up from Inuvik for the day, and while it was 90 degrees and sunny in Inuvik, it was just above freezing in Tuk and there was ice washed up on shore. This guy drove us around town in a pickup truck he called a taxi, and we stopped and sampled some dried white fish this guy had hanging on a rack outside of his house. The other major sight was the floating drydocks. Beautiful austere country, rich white leathernecks and scraping-by Eskimos, though there were some exceptions.

Papa_Uniform August 19, 2011 at 1:54 am

No one knows. It's some where on the map over the line labeled "Beyond this point there be Dragons". Scary.

TX_Bluebonnets August 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Listening to Explosion in the Sky…right now…in another window…

It's so bad…I can't even bring my self to embed the intro video/song on their website.

It's like early Pink Floyd, only without the cool.

If I don't post again, notify the authorities. It might have taken me inside.

poncho_pilot August 19, 2011 at 3:17 am

needs more Syd Barrett and songs about gnomes and kings and outer space.

PrimlyStable August 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Just don't put a sticker saying so on your guitar case.

mourningnmerica August 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I had the same problem with my band, "Let's Murder Dick Chaney".

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

BTW, OT, but Wonkette needs to do a post on Maxine Waters visit to my hometown of Detroit, the other day. Some heady stuff said at that townhall.

Limeylizzie August 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Oh I saw her, she was fierce.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I was talking mostly about the crowd. There is very, very real frustration that could keep turnout low if he keeps avoiding at least showing his face in these communities.

Limeylizzie August 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Yes, I was wondering about that, they love him though right, so why is he not coming to the black community? Even if they are frustrated I would think just doing a town hall or something would be so smart.

Negropolis August 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm

They'll give him until September to see what is economic plan is that he's planning to announce, but he drags any longer beyond that and turnout operations will be hurt. Yeah, even just a townhall would be a huge, huge thing. They aren't so much as crying to instant solutions as much as what everyone else wants: a chance to be heard and to be able to see their president every once in awhile. It's nice that he's out in Iowa and Minnesota and West Michigan, but the cities need to see him too.

Detroit turnout last November, with the horrible spector of the Tea Party staring the state in the face, was only in the low 30's. That should worry the president and the Democrats. These beaten down communities can't be taken for granted. If you don't show up when they need you, maybe they won't either when you need them…

fuflans August 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

we drove back home thru detroit last week (from toronto to chi). took the most gorgeous pictures of the city. looks really beautiful on a sunny summer sunday.

made me sad.

ProudLibunatic August 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

They played the theme song for the late, lamented, (sob!) "Friday Night Lights," so they get the benefit of the doubt.

MissusBarry August 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

This band, conspiracy theorists, and Idaho cause explosions in my brain. And toilet. Er, excuse me, gotta go…

Trannysurprise August 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

This is nothing compared to the "rise of the Soviet Union" that our dear old crazy eyes predicted today.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

R U fucking kidding me? She's predicting the rise of the Soviet Union in the future? Or is she living in the past?

HistoriCat August 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

Explains the eyes – one of them sees in the past, one sees in the future.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

That's why they're always looking in different directions. The woman is certifiable, and it's time someone rushed her to a secluded room.

iburl August 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm

If there's going to be a mindless witch hunt against an indie band, why not 'I am the World Trade Center"? Check the name of track #11 on this record released about 4 weeks before 9/11.
http://www.amazon.com/Out-Loop-World-Trade-Center

Maybe Pitchfork was behind all of this? Let's end that site.

MLHencken August 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Fuck pitchfork. Fucking stupid hipsters. Were talking about the same people who forced THe Decemnberists on us.

iburl August 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

I rate that comment an 8.7

El Pinche August 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Reminds me of Slayer's "God Hates Us All" released on 9/11/01. But that is weird. I'm sure Alex Jones can connect this to a Bohemian Grove conspiracy.

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 2:29 am

Or the Coup's album, released same day, with Boots Riley detonating the Towers.

flamingpdog August 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Can't wait for Gerard Depardieu's new band Explosion in my Pants.

MLHencken August 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I think I saw a film of the same name…

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 2:02 am

I saw it in the original French, Explosión en Mis Pantalones. I'm that kind of grrl.

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 2:31 am

This is just marketing for My Father the Hero III. It's a redemption story. Gerard is down on his luck — thus, the peeing on planes — but rises up to save the day. Again.

rocktonsam August 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm

just grow my potatoes out there and shut the fuck up!

DashboardBuddha August 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I am so not looking forward to this the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Jingoistic Bullshit will be flowing like never before.

user-of-owls August 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

But just think of the possibilities of a memorial resurrection of our beloved Wonk's post(s) celebrating the most outrageously grotesque, um, 'memorial pieces'? Hold on, I'll try to find them.

user-of-owls August 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm
PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 12:41 am

Good gawd, user, that was truly awful.

user-of-owls August 19, 2011 at 1:35 am

Wasn't it, though? That's why I'm intrigued by what treatment the 10th anniversary will receive. Oh, the horrors of my imagination.

AJWjr. August 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

Nice collection of weagles, there.

owhatever August 18, 2011 at 10:53 pm

The Boisers alleged football team paints its home field blue, and whines that nobody takes them seriously. Nuf said.

BarackMyWorld August 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm
BarackMyWorld August 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm
OneDollarJuana August 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Yep

SayItWithWookies August 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Well if you want taste there's nothing like the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Intentional, too. And I know it's for a good cause and to memorialize the brave who sacrificed, and everyone remembers things in their own way. I don't begrudge anyone that — personally though, I think it's gross.

AddHomonym August 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

September 2? What's the big deal?

Doktor Zoom August 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

True Boise story: For about a year after 9/11, the two main streets next to the Idaho Capitol building were closed off because then-Gov. Dirk Kempthorne was worried that terrorists would find the building an irresistible target. His reasoning was that it looks so incredibly like the US Capitol that al Qaeda would just love to crash a truck bomb into it for a propaganda fake-out.

It looks very little like the US Capitol, except that it has a dome and stairs.

subsum August 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I ain't no racist but, to me, all dem capitol buildings look alike.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 12:42 am

ZOMG!! Your av! It's Michele BACHMANN!

not that Dewey August 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

In Albuquerque, the electric utility barricaded the streets around their headquarters with concrete pylons. After a few months without their much-anticipated terrorist attack, what was once a main artery through downtown became a basketball court for PNM suits.

SudsMcKenzie August 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I had the same problem when my luggage had a "I'm going to explode like a Virgin" sticker.

Damn you Richard Branson.

Chillwaver August 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Whatever…I was into "Explosions in the Sky" way before they went all mainstream/911ish.

HempDogbane August 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Explosions in the Sky with Whore Diamonds?

fuflans August 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

i think this might be considered a first world problem.

and i'm not certain we qualify for that.

El Pinche August 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

Today we're all building 7s.

CalamityJames August 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

One of the greatest bands to still be putting music out and you guys are all shitting on them. Do yourselves a favor.

not that Dewey August 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

And their "music video" is like a catatonic patient's remake of Koyaanisqatsi — Catatonisqatsi?

CalamityJames August 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I'm pretty certain that the "video" is just the product of some doped-up poster, but the music is genius and I'll gladly put up my duke to anyone who disagrees.

What's that you say? "Dukes" not "duke"? Well that doesn't sound like any kind of fun I ever heard of.

not that Dewey August 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

My Love Exploded for that song, actually. I was drawing block diagrams of microwave circuits, and that kind of trippy, inobtrusive shit is perfect for that.

mavenmaven August 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

Joke all you want, but they are an awesome band.

iburl August 19, 2011 at 1:24 am

Yeah, they are really really good, I'm proud of my fellow Austinites.

iburl August 19, 2011 at 1:23 am

I think Charlie will announce his run at the end of the roast.

Neoyorquino August 19, 2011 at 1:39 am

Let's just hope Katrina and the Waves never play New Orleans. Actually, how about they just don't play at all?

widget2011 August 19, 2011 at 4:42 am

I guess it's time to pull out that sorry assed crying eagle stuff again, along with Jesus wept. Fer Chrissakes, get over it America, the wicked witch is dead. On second thought , maybe I shouldn't have said that, because it opens another can of worms. (In Aflack duck voice…… where's the body?…… where's the body?)

An_Outhouse August 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

She's not dead. I heard she stormed off CNN the other day.

zhubajie August 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

Is this some Mormon pro-Rapture band?

gurukalehuru August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

What?? Is it STILL too fucking soon?

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

For Rudy Gulliani, it's never too soon. Or too late.

PristinePantalones August 20, 2011 at 12:20 am

Ten years after.

BlueStateLibel August 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

But wait, I thought 9/11 was far more devastating for the true patriots out in the heartland, rather than for the Bluestaters whose family and friends where actually killed by the big boom?

gurukalehuru August 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

Boise? Sure to be a toe-tapping good time.

SorosBot August 19, 2011 at 9:13 am

Oh god, it's the 10th anniversary coming up so there will be a lot of stupid commemorations, mostly from rural "real American" folk who were not in any way affected by the attacks but will double down on the anti-Muslim hate. I'm already hearing ads on the radio saying, "what will you do on 9/11?" Um, the same as on any other – (looks at the calendar) – Sunday, thanks; playing video games probably. Treating September 11 as some holy day of Nevar Forgit is just silly.

johnnymeatworth August 19, 2011 at 9:31 am

Meanwhile, the Butthole Surfers are playing in Austin on 9.11….
http://www.buttholesurfers.com/tourdates.html

north_of_moscow August 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

With 400 Blows. Find me by the bar, I'll buy you a beer.

Carrabuda August 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

I just hope they play the song about the rockets' red glare and the bombs bursting in air. Can't get enough of that stuff.

Doktor Zoom August 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

As Laurie Anderson says, the whole song is just a bunch of questions during a fire.

Carrabuda August 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

Speaking of Laurie Anderson, a friend of mine saw her NYC show that happened to be scheduled for two days after 9/11. She performed "O Superman" to an audience of shell-shocked New Yorkers. He said it made his hair stand on end.

Steverino247 August 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

As David Rees asked (through his Get Your War On comic), "Why do everybody's balls drop off at the mention of 9/11?"

kissawookiee August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

OT and apropos of very little, my dog died seven weeks ago, and then yesterday my other dog died, ON MY BIRTHDAY, NO LESS, and I am thus fairly irritated with the universe right now. So, uh, fuck Tom Delay, and FOX, and Boise, and explosions, and skies, also.

Doktor Zoom August 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

Well, that pretty much sucks. Sorry to hear about the dogs; blaming the Republicans is entirely appropriate, just because.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Condolences on the loss of both your puppers. Sometimes it helps to kick something. Over and over and over, after giving it the name of some Republican you really despise.

Naked_Bunny August 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

Experts say thousands of New Yorkers still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from the twin airplane explosions that could be seen from miles away on that clear morning.

…and they all moved to Boise? What the hell does that have to do with this concert?

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Apropos of absolutely nothing in particular …

genxr August 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

"Sweet dreams and flying machines lying in pieces on the ground."

Ladies and gentlemen, James Taylor!

ProudLibunatic August 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

He was referring to his old band "Flying Machine."
(Sadly, us olds know this stuff.)

Great song. For once, I am happy to have an ear worm.

Gunner Asch August 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

In one of those weird "sticks in your head" things; I was on TDY at Cam Ranh airbase (the Navy and Air Force guys get GOOD food) when I saw a copy of Time magazine with James Taylor on it and the title "The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low". My roomie was an ARDF (Aerial Radio Direction Finder) crew member with 1st Radio Research telling me about dodging 30mm AA up around the Laotian border. That song popped into my head, and the juxtaposition just stayed with me.

PristinePantalones August 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

Yikes. It would. He was on ARVN all the time back then.

AJWjr. August 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

I don't think Woodie Guthrie had to put up with this scrutiny with his guitar.

OneYieldRegular August 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I used to have that written on the outside of my computer, in tribute. I also have a ukelele doctored to look like Woody's guitar.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

That was just … (wipes tear) beautiful.

OneYieldRegular August 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

On the bright side, it's a good thing Anthrax was already booked elsewhere for the night.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I think Scott Ian is doing yet another VH1 special.

tihond August 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Finally, my band "You Say Party, We Say 'though we are not structural engineers, we're pretty sure that that's what a controlled demolition looks like'" We haven't played a show since we got an opening gig for Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra when they came through town. That was an awkward greenroom.

notreelyhelping August 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

They're actually kind of a cool band, though they take repeated listenings to grow on you. All-instrumental, slow-building, post-rock guitar crescendos. (Kind of like slow-motion…well…explosions.) An aquired taste. But that is a very unfortunate marquee.

A couple 9/11s ago, a local church, known for putting stone-stupid messages on a signboard out front, greeted passing drivers with something like: "If you thought 9/11 fires were bad, wait till you see hell." That one lasted approximately 48 hours.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi August 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

InfoWars on a PrisonPlanet
Multinational Corporations

Billmatic August 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Good thing they aren't also playing with the Black Angels!

ATX REPRESENT!

KenLayIsAlive August 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I went to middle school with one of those guys. He wasn't a terrorist back then.

No telling now though. Prolly ought to waterboard them all to be safe.

BZ1 August 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

I think the explosions were actually not in the sky, but in the trageted locations, sorry for being obtuse…

Limeylizzie August 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

It's the problem of everyone projecting on him what they wanted to see, I know he can't solve everyone's problems, but I think he owes so much to the black community, he has to know that.

fuflans August 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

yes. i know he has to woo the 'fat middle of the center vote' but he should spend some time with the urban folk who elected him and i include my skinny blond ass in that category.

plus, it would be a shitload more fun.

PristinePantalones August 19, 2011 at 1:55 am

I tingle with anticipation. I'm sure it will be utterly unspeakable in its tacky, tchotchke-laden sparkle-ponies-and-glitter-bacon way. Remember, my friend, I'm counting on YOU to find the tackiest aspects of this celebration!

Jukesgrrl August 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

As Gullywompr sagely noted above, "In fly-over states, 9/11 is the new 4th of July."

mog253 August 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

Agreed, I'm still in.

user-of-owls August 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Oh dear heart, you're missing the point: this is a community endeavor; I find a velvet Elvis riding a distinctly feminine water-spouting dragon toward the burning embers of the towers; you find an updated version of laser-pointer Whack-A-Mole where a series of Saddam heads pop up from their spider-holes and if you hit 'em with the pointer, the heads explode in a miasma of blood, bone and brain chunks.

And then, as the fruit of our majestic collective efforts, the shrine arises. Basically, it's exactly like an Amish barn-raising. If the Amish were degenerate atheist reprobates with frightening sexual proclivities. And if the barn was something considered so vulgar and beyond the pale that Burning Man explicitly banned its mere mention. So that's kinda how it works…get looking!

PristinePantalones August 20, 2011 at 12:33 am

Well, fuck me blind, as they say in the old country, and blind is what I'll be at the end of this sojourn, too. Very well, then. (Buckles on flightsuit) Oh, wait, that comes *after* we accomplish the mission.

In the meanwhile, I suggest "America Drinks and Goes Home" as accompaniment for the results of our dredging.

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