Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sore Muscles And Swollen Members...

I'm hurting...

I worked-out this past Monday for the first time in nearly a month. Why? Because my gym closes every year for the first two weeks of July for cleaning and repairs. And I don't know why I do this, but I always end up going somewhere during the last weekend of June. Every year!!!

NOTE TO SELF: Your gym is closed every single year during the first two weeks of July. Travel during the first two weeks of July next year (or any future year), and not during the last week of June...or, for that matter, the third week of July.

What happens? I end up not working out for nearly a month, and then I'm hurting the first week back.

So...

Yesterday I was standing at the Heuwaage tram stop (hurting...after working out for the second time this week), and I happened to glance over at a poster advertising the upcoming, two-day, Royal Arena festival in the nearby town of Biel. Needing to kill some time until my tram arrived, I looked over the lineup of bands, and I came across a band with one of the greatest band names I've ever heard: Swollen Members. I saw on the poster that they are a Canadian band, and I figured that they might be worth seeing just because of their great name alone. Unfortunately, the festival takes place August 17-18, and Mrs. TBF and I will be in, of all places, Canada at my cousin's wedding.

Imagine! A Canadian band comes to Basel, and us two pseudo-Baslers end up being in Canada. What are the odds?

Nevertheless, I made a mental note to go home and do a little research on Swollen Members since I had never heard of them before.

I just went to their website and watched a couple of their videos, and...DA-AAAAAAMN!

Let's just say that...I'm not too disappointed about missing their upcoming show in Biel. How about if YOU go and just let me know how they were?

...still a great name, though!

6 comments:

tobson said...

Is it just me, or have you been dissing every band in existence on this blog lately? You should try listening to some good stuff instead. (Not Genesis.) :)

The Big Finn said...

tobson - You're partially correct. I have been kind of ragging on some bands lately. However, I did write (on June 11th), about five CDs that I purchased that I really like. Here's another one:

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Mrs. TBF can't believe I like it so much, but there's something about Amy Winehouse's voice, look, and that 60s Motown sound that just gets to me. I highly recommend it.

CanadianSwiss said...

LOL! What a great name! Pity the sound doesn't match,eh?

Expat Traveler said...

Amy Winehouse is big in Vancouver. Actually she might be from here, but I agree she is good.. Now I don't know sm so I can't say one way or the other..

And how much are you paying someone to go for you to listen? ;-)

But yes it is IRonic. I'd just go to Biel because I love the atmosphere there, but I also think my friends there made it much more enjoyable too...

The Medium Swede said...

I know you are going to think I have gone off the deep end, but can I recommend a female vocalist? OK, I will, Alison Krause. She is country, but I swear to God I think if Angels sing, this is what they sound like.

The Big Finn said...

tms - I finally got around to listening to Alison Krause at the iTunes Music Store, and I have to say that you're absolutely right...

You have gone off the deep end!