Everyone gets bored (even in the City of Angels). These helpful tips will help you pull yourself out of the doldrums and give you something to talk about next time you’re hanging around other people with ‘nothing to do’.
Have you ever been to the Pehr Space? It’s a fun little venue that hosts bands you’ve probably never heard of (If you’re looking for hipster street cred…this is a great place to start). Don’t be nervous about being unfamiliar with the music, nobody in attendance is singing along anyways (or displaying any indication that anyone is even enjoying themselves really – a lot of crossed arms and emotionless faces…pretty, emotionless faces). I’m sure if you poke around enough, you’ll find a similar venue in your home town (go ahead and respond with your local music venue, so if i’m ever in your neck of the woods i can be sure to not check it out…or check it out – one of those things).
What’s cool about these types of places is, not only can you bring your own beer, you can actually talk to the performers once they’re finished (congratulations or shit talking alike) – and if you really appreciate what they’ve offered you, go ahead and give them a high five! (this is the polite way of saying ‘thanks a lot, your music really moved me – i’ll totally download it when i get home)
For your listening pleasure – check out Jeffrey Lewis playing a fun song for you at the Pehr Space – and then an example of tearing down the walls separating performer and admirer by obnoxiously forcing them into repeated high fives.
More footage of this show will be uploaded later if it’s warranted.
Stay tuned – i get bored all the time – and so do you.