Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Trey-RL

Get ready, Youth of America: The Trey Anastasio Affirmative Action Funtime Band has produced a new video of its hit single Shine.

The video blends vignettes of the band rehearsing backstage with brief clips of Trey’s fans both outside and inside the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and I somehow enjoyed this thing. Call me a teenybopper all you like, but Shine’s a pretty catchy tune and this video does justice to the song and the band.

There’s a call on the PT Boards to get this video on TRL…I’m not sure I can imagine anything more hysterical and wickedly absurd. “Ohmigawd this is Ace from New York and I wanna hear Shine because I love Big Red and he’s so dreeeeamy ahhhhhhh!” Let’s do it.

(This post can also be seen on the Live Music Blog, the website where we dig music. I'm on drugs!)

13 Comments:

At 2:37 PM, Blogger MDS said...

Don't mean to hijack your thread, Ace, but I just saw this and I'm a little surprised I've never seen you link to it. Seems like it'd be right up your alley.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That's some good stuff right there, MDS...some of those quarters bounces are just fantastic. Good find.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

Shine is catchy like herpes. That song sucks!

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

I particularly enjoy when he bounces the quarter over the lighter. I was so nervous that the flame would burn the quarter and scar it for the rest of its' life. I went "WHEW!" when it made it.

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Wow, Alias and Zebra, tag team partners in douchebaggery. Y'all should co-author a book called "How to Rain on Ace's Parade: From Alias to Zebra."

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger DennyAlias said...

Kenny's right. If Poster Nutbag spent all day eating deep-fried MeowMix, the resulting feline bowel movement would be Shine.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger TJ in OH said...

I hate myself for watching 40 seconds of that video. I hate Trey even more. If it wasn't for Tea Leaf Green, I'd take my 11/5 Trey tickets into the men's room here and wipe my ass with them. I hope Mike, Page and Fishman all see this video, seek Trey out at Vegoose, kick his fucking ass, and refuse to ever be associated with him again.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Insult to injury: Trey's mug is plastered on the FRONT PAGE of VH1's website right now. This guy is gonna be on TRL, mark those palabras.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

Page, Fishman, and Mike are hopefully already pretending not to know him.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Justin said...

Seriously, I always try to chime in but you guys are friggin' hilarious. Poster Nutbag. Trey ticket TP. Good stuff, guys.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

As I said on the LMB, I'm obviously conflicted about this video, as I am about Trey's band. I mean, the guy is definitely entitled to live his life through music the way he so chooses.

But at the same time, I mean, C'MON! This? You broke up what some of us consider to be the f*cking greatest rock n roll band in history to be on VH1? Man, I hope one day we'll all be lauging about this together, Trey and the fans. Trey WITH the fans.

But...the man is an idol, my idol, our idol, the white suburban kid made good by being a complete dork, feeding an ego, and, oh yeah, playing the most badass guitar on Earth. So, let the man be.

If you don't like it, don't go. I may not like it, but I'm still gonna go.

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous handstand said...

For everyone on this thread chasing after the almost full to capacity "cool to hate trey" bandwagon, let me ask you this: Do you guys think Ace will be able to keep this blog going for 20 years or do you think perhaps he might want to try something a little different, like writing a short story or book, or write a newspaper or magazine column? Ace is a damn fine writer, and does a great job with his blog here. But I have a sneaky feeling within 20 years he might get a little tired of Slack here and wish to apply his talents in a different way, just to see what it is like. I dunno.

What do you think?

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That's a good analogy, especially considering I got some praise out of it. But, you also know it's a much different world to be a top-notch touring-musician and an Internet writer.

He did evolve with Phish, they weren't the same band for 20 years...they were a work in progress. Eh, whatever, the moral of this story is I need to make more threads that set myself up for compliments.

 

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