Friday, October 31, 2008

Its Thisclose


Two years ago it almost happened, and now next April it really looks like it will happen. I know most of you don't care, but I do. The Smiths are about to play one show and one show only at Coachella. Two years ago they were offered about $6M for one show, and they turned it down. This time though the offer is up to $10M. I don't know where the organizers are going to get that kind of money unless for the rest of the show it is just going to be one big Karaoke fest. That would be cool but the waiting list would be lengthy.

The sticking point in this whole reunion thing has always been Steven Patrick Morrissey but apparently he wouldn't mind one more big taste of the fame. It is not really about the money as in needing the money. It is about the money as in they want a whole bunch for an ego thing. Whatever. I don't really care. I do know that if they play, you can bet my big, fat, butt will be right there. You can come join me if you like, but I must warn you that desert heat and I really don't get along well, so make sure you bring plenty to hydrate me, and I'm not talking about water unless it is an ingredient in whatever else you are giving me.

20 comments:

Mooshki said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excuse me, off to buy a lottery ticket.

Mooshki said...

(I hope this isn't a case of "Last night Ent dreamt Coachella loved him.")

kris said...

COUNT ME IN!!! Love Love LOVE The Smiths....hmmmm...must get 2nd job to afford to go...

Alexis said...

Why can't they play in NYC? Damn!

Audrey said...

*dies and goes to a heaven she didn't believe in*

jax said...

listening to How Soon is now...damn this is a good song.

slappywhyte said...

wow ... that makes me want to move to calif even more ... if a double decker bus, crashes into us ...

Catherine said...

I am so there! Enty, we can make it a CDAN convention...see The Smiths and keep you hydrated...you Charming Man!

WriterMommy said...

I <3 Morrissey...this makes my day!

Sue said...

Ent, would you take sexual favors in return for bringing me? Oh please, for once in my life, let me, let me get what I want...this time!

stiffkittens said...

I am thisclose to hating America; you lucky, lucky bastards.

Alexis said...

And in the darkened underpass, I though oh God my chance has come at last. But then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask...

Harriet Hellfire said...

Just seeing a picture of Morrissey pisses me off. So I'm moving on to the next entry.

Morrigan said...

*jaw dropping*

wh-wh-wh-ere do I get tix?

I think I need to go change my panties.

Caroline said...

OH MY GOD! I love The Smiths! I love Johnny Marr. I am so there. I missed New Order last year.

AprilinParis said...

Damn, my boss will be crazy with envy when I tell him about this.

Have fun at the concert, Enty!

It not the Smiths, but I have on regular rotation Morrissey's "Ringleader of the Tormentors". "Life is a pigsty" is my favorite track. Love, love, love his voice.

c17 said...

Really you guys? Morrisey has THE MOST INANE lyrics EVAR! "Girlfriend In a Coma" - are you for serious?

Have fun at your Emo-pseudo-Goth reunion...I can't WAIT to hear the reviews of it!

/ewwwwww........

c17 said...

I never knew McCain Heads were Sm iths' fans as well - it's all coming together now...

Stupid is as stupid does. Word.

Ace Tomato said...

Ahh Johnny Marrs . . . . ahhhh . . . I might find a reason to bother with Coachella!!

canadachick said...

i have never heard of them.......damn i'm old