So…did ya see it? Did ya? I hope so. Something tells me that people will still be talking about this for months, only because it was 52 minutes of awesome with LED sprinkles on top.
But yeah, KXT was on hand to air the soundtrack for the VideoFest's inaugural (and hopefully not the last) Expanded Cinema blowout on the exterior of the Omni Hotel. Here’s some photographic evidence of the event - including the loving nods to the late, great Candy Barr and Frankie 45 - shot from the parking lot of the Soco Lofts in downtown Dallas. Hell, it’s almost enough to make me want to move into the Soco Lofts so I can host a rooftop party next year. Until then, my fingers, eyes, arms and toes are crossed for a repeat performance.
Muchas, muchas gracias to Amber Sladovnik for capturing the Frankie 45 image so beautifully and for letting us use it!
The Acoustic Blowout sessions on the bonus DVD still blow my little mind. For a taste, check out these versions of “Corona,” and “I Felt Like A Gringo.” And for even more proof that God loves a power trio - and a great introduction to this seminal awesomeness, secure yourself a copy of Double Nickels On The Dime and go to town.
Over 6 million singles sold and still counting, not to mention the countless YouTube cover versions and late night TV jokes. Here, the kind folks at NPR Music deconstruct the song that’s been stuck in an endless loop in our heads and has no intention of leaving anytime soon.