Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve with The Revolutioners

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

For the first time ever I wasn't able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, but I spent it with some friends and their family.  I missed my family, but I'm glad I had somewhere to go.  I had a lot of fun.  It was nice seeing how other families spend the holiday and I got to meet a lot of new, awesome people.  The food was really, really really good!

I got to try a beer I hadn't ever had before:

All photos in this post are from my Instagram: @laurenmikael

First time having a darker beer, I liked it.

Spent Thanksgiving Eve with The Revolutioners, they played at Stickyz in Little Rock.  It was awesome, they were the headliners, love when they get to headline those shows are always the best.  Hadn't got to see them headline since about the end of June, I think.  Great way to start the holidays!

The one Phil turned out a little blurry, but I still like it...makes it seem 'artsy.' 
Great show, they played a lot of new stuff.  They are supposed to be releasing a new album soon.  Hopefully in the beginning of 2014.  From what I've heard during the live shows, the new album sounds like it's going to be amazing (obviously it will be, cause I mean come on, let's be real...everything they've ever released has been awesone.  I don't think it's possible for them to make bad music.
For those of you who may be lost and are all like "I've never heard their music."
Let's fix that!
"No Name Bitch"


"Like A Knife" (lyrics video)

They are on iTunes, I recommend you go get their music

I regret not taking my dSLR, I meant to, because Stickyz has a low stage and great lighting; pictures always turn out really well for me there; but I got distracted and forgot to charge bad! Next time they play there I'll bring for sure. 
Actually I haven't even used my camera since September when I saw David Cook.  Photographer of the year over here haha! I gotta stop being so lazy, that gets you nowhere in life.  Since eventually at some point I want to be able to make money off being a photographer.  Guess you kinda need to actually use your camera to make that happen huh? ;) I just hate carrying it around, then you gotta keep up with it and whatnot. 
Most venues these days **coughJuanita'scough** think they need to have the tallest stage in the history of the world...which is not good for people like me in wheelchairs.  Gotta practically break your neck to see anything.  The stage is almost over my head. 
I miss the good 'ole days at the original Juanita's, where the stage was right at my knees.   If the 'new' Juanita's had the old stage it would be perfect, I prefer the atmosphere of the new one over the original. 
I never really get the chance to get good shots of Lance (or any other drummer for that matter) at Juanita's, which is the main reason I wanted to have my camera with me at Stickyz.  I always feel like I'm leaving him (and other drummers) out, which makes me feel bad...because they are just as important as the other members, who I can easily photograph, seeing as they are in the front.
I feel like I have written this before, if I have and you have already heard ...errr read about my hatred for tall stages, Juanita's specifically...then I apologize.  I have a bad memory. Deal with it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Everything is Wonderful Now

So,  I found a place to live.  Yay for not having to become a hobo! It's a cute little studio apartment.  I'm really excited about it.  It's gonna be fun getting to decorate my own place and what not.  Moving in on November 1st.  If I'm not around for a while, now you know why.

Meant to post that first little paragraph (and the rest of this post) in October, oops! Been busy moving and things are finally starting to calm down.

October 19th The Revolutioners  played the Arkansas State Fair...Twice in one day. Once at 4 and then again at 7, opening for freakin' Everclear. Happy for them, and so proud of them. They did amazing. Seriously, I've been to practically every show they've ever played, and the one they put on while opening for Everclear was the best I've seen them perform yet.

All photos from my instagram: @laurenmikael

4:00 show:



 Ben...and Phil:


Phil during their set before Everclear:

Unfortunatly I was only able to stay long enough for one Everclear song, and do not have any pictures of them during the show. My friend Leah and I did get the chance to meet them beforehand though:
 They are really nice guys.
Luckily the song I was able to stay for was one of the only ones I knew at the time "Father Of Mine"
Official Music Video:

Anyone else recognize the little boy as Beans from Even Stevens? Back in the good ole days when Disney Channel still played good shows.
The next night The Revolutioners played at Juanita's. It was awesome...I love the times when I get see them so often. 
On October 25th I went to a local Mexican resturant where Phil DJ's and runs karaoke (that's always fun...he does it pretty much every week.)  After karaoke we went to see 10 Years play.  I had no idea they were even in town until he mentioned it that night, I never miss 10 Years when they come here. It was really fun. I love days like that when awesome things happen that you never expected.
10 Years: (from my instagram)
I really like living on my own.  It's nice  to have something that is completely mine. Almost 24 and finally get to feel like a real grown up. To be honest I didn't really like my last living situation...let's just say there are some people you can only handle hanging out with on certain occasions and you shouldn't live with them full time.  Things are much better now...
Guess you could say everything is wonderful now :) haha...see what I did there? If not, and you are lost...let me help you out.
"Wonderful" by Everclear (Official Music Video):
I hope Everclear will come back soon and play a smaller venue, would love to see them again and stay for the whole performance. 
Oh and one more thing...this makes me really happy!