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[04 Aug 2007|04:02pm]

hey all,

did any of you preorder the album and get the exclusive shirt designed by britt daniel himself?

i did and i dont have any idea as to what it says on it. many people have asked what it all means and i just shrug.

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Spoon Interview [03 Aug 2007|10:18am]


Interview with Spoon at Bonaroo: http://www.mtvu.com/on_mtvu/my_shot/

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Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga [18 May 2007|08:48am]

so, the new album has leaked.


my favourites so far are don't you evah, black like me, finer feelings and don't make me a target. it took me quite a few listens to really get into it, but i'm loving it now. a lot of it reminds me of specific moments from girls can tell or kill the moonlight, but they've definitely gone off in a new direction, especially ending with a song like black like me. sounds so much more mature, if that's the right word. i'm not sure.
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[17 May 2007|07:18am]

"Spring and Spoon"
an illustration of the band, Spoon for DIW Magazine
Oil on Panel
12 x 16
available for purchase

Chirp if you're in loveCollapse )
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[17 Oct 2006|11:09am]

Hi everyone! I'm selling this Spoon tshirt from July 2005. I've only worn it once, so it's practically brand new! (The spots in the picture are just from my camera.)

And yes, "Spoon" is supposed to be crooked. Or at least that's how mine was when I bought it, haha.

It's an Adult Small (American Apparel).
I'm asking for $14 shipped.
I take paypal, money orders, cash, and checks (as a last resort).
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FUN in Berkeley [12 Aug 2006|07:54am]


TONIGHT, want to go? death cab, spoon, MATES OF STATE
I have had a family emergency and will not be able to attend the much anticipated show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this evening at 7 pm. I live in the Walnut Creek area but can meet any would-be buyers within a reasonable radius(say, 25 miles or so) any time before 4:30 pm this afternoon.

I am selling these as a pair for the exact amount paid.


Death Cab for Cutie
support Spoon, Mates of State
Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Saturday August 12, 2006 7:00 pm
Seat location: section GENADM
Total Charge: $88.55

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[04 Aug 2006|09:47pm]

If you live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, Spoon is playing a secret, invite only show at the Ridglea 8/10.
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Telephono/Soft Effects re-release [27 Jul 2006|06:01pm]

[ mood | confused ]

So, who has it? Besides me? What do you think of it?

I like it... Of course, I've owned these two albums for quite some time. I just bought it again because I'm like that. I didn't pay rush shipping, so I was shocked to see that it was in my mailbox Tuesday.

However, I am a bit upset. You see, for some reason I just cannot get the music video include on Telephono to play! I stick the CD into my computer.... Nothing. (Well, nothing except my default audio player pops up, just like it does eith every other non-enhanced CD I own.) I go to "explore" on the CD and the only files that show up are fourteen audio (.cda) files.

Anyone else having this problem? Or did I just get a special "no video for you, ma'am" edition? What should I do?

(I have cross-posted this everywhere, because I want answers!)

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[20 May 2006|11:43am]

I have a Spoon promo poster of Gimme Fiction. I no longer have room for it, so I'm selling it for $10. I don't have measuring tape, but it's about 24"X24". Comment if you're interested. Preference to those who live in Los Angeles and can pick it up.
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[18 May 2006|05:55pm]

According to the official website, the combo re-release of Telephono/Soft Effects is set for July 25th.

Here's their own words:
Soft Effects and Telephono, in print at long last
Tired of trying to scrape together a hundred bucks to buy a good copy of Telephono or Soft Effects? As is so often the case, Merge Records is here to help you. A re-release of Spoon's first full-length album Telephono and the Soft Effects EP is planned for July 25th. Both releases will be nicely packaged together for the usual price of one.

Also of interest to me on the news page:
Monsieur Valentine Video
Texan done good director Ryan Junell has created a wild new video for Gimme Fiction's "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine." We're gonna do a "World Premier" of the video on the Spoon site this coming Friday, May 19th at 2pm EST. This video will only be available on the spoon site (for the time being) -- tune in at the news page.

I'll be at work-- with no computer-- when it premiers. Oh, well. I guess I can catch it when I get home.
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[31 Mar 2006|11:44am]

"I Turn My Camera On" is used in a new Jaguar commerical.
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Photos from 12/9 Columbus show [10 Dec 2005|07:01pm]

7 photos of Spoon; 4 photos of OK Go
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Spoon San Francisco Setlist [30 Nov 2005|06:23pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I was wondering how many people went to the show last week, in San Francisco?

I took my friend, and we had an AWESOME time. The band was just rockin' out! I could simply say that was one of my top 5 shows of the year!

Does anyone have the setlist from that show?


peace, love and rock on,

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I Got Spooned :: NYC [07 Nov 2005|04:55pm]


I originally posted this in my personal journal this morning, so pardon the fact that it's written for people who might not know much about Spoon. And pardon the fact that I get a little teenybopperish at the end. These things can't be helped.

During the encore at the Spoon show on Saturday night, a man with a turban walked in and stood near the back. My first thought was, "Whoa, awesome. My music isn't just for middle class white kids anymore." But my second thought was, "Whoa, crap. My music has become way too accessible."

And so I present The Definitive List of People Who Aren't Allowed to Attend the Same Shows I Do:

• pregnant women
• men in sports jerseys
• teenage girls in tiaras
• teenage girls in general
• teenage boys in baseball caps
• people wearing tucked-in shirts
• all other people who aren't me

When I decided to go to the Saturday night show at the Times Square Nokia Theater rather than the Sunday night show in Brooklyn, I knew that I'd probably be dealing with a different sort of crowd than I'm used to. But I'm an old lady now; I can't be out until 2 a.m. when I have to go to work the next day. And while there was a kid in front of us in the line to get in who was talking about his high school classes, the rest of the audience was at least 10 years older than The Boyfriend and I are.

Like, there were at least three bald guys there. And an old dude wearing an argyle sweater. And a man in his late 30's who looked like a cross between Patrick Dempsey and the hottest man alive, Jay Clifford.

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There was also this guy in his late 20's who had a mohawk. That doesn't happen at the sorts of shows I go to. Fauxhawks, sure, but never the real thing. He was wearing a Ramones shirt and tight black pants, and he kept walking up to girls and playing air guitar right next to them. Then he'd laugh and laugh while the girls moved toward their boyfriends for safety.

Doors opened at 7, but the opening band didn't go on until 9:15, so Todd and I had a lot of time to waste. The theatre was obviously very new and obviously run by people who were doing a really good job of appealing to a certain demographic. The hardwood floors were clean enough that we weren't scared to sit on them while we waited, and there were plastic-looking blue and green chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Outside the theatre, they were playing Modest Mouse and The Postal Service. Inside, they cycled through The Cure's entire catalogue. The stage was twice the size of our apartment. We decided that it was a pretty damn good place to see a show, but it was a little too non-shady for spotting The Strokes or David Bowie in the audience.

The first band was called Mary something-or-other and consisted of a kicking/jumping/growling female vocalist/guitar player and a dorky drummer. They weren't terrible, but the chick tuned her guitar between EVERY SINGLE SONG. Come on.

The second band, American Music Club, consisted of three aging guys who didn't really seem to care that they weren't the least bit rockstar-y. They had their guitars pulled up above their waists. When we clapped in between songs, they said, "That's nice of you." One of them was wearing a fedora. I wasn't really so much a fan of theirs, but when the vocalist said, "This next one is a song about a stripper named Spanky and a gay bar in Columbus, Ohio," I screamed, "OHIO! WHOO!" Todd said it was pretty loud.

They played The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" and The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army", which are maybe the two best get-ready-the-band-is-about-to-come-on songs ever, and then four of those gigantic round white lanterns started glowing on the back of the stage. So when Spoon stepped out, all we could see were the outlines of their figures, lit from behind. They started playing . . . something. I don't remember what it was, only that it was the wrong song to open with. But they played "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" second, so I forgive them.

And then they played pretty much their entire new album with a couple of old songs–"The Way We Get By", "Small Stakes", and "The Fitted Shirt"–thrown in for good measure. I tried not to think about how much awesome stuff they were skipping from their previous albums. "How could they not play 'Don't Let It Get You Down'? And what about 'Something to Look Forward to' or 'Everything Hits at Once'?" you might ask. "Seriously," I'd reply, likely rolling my eyes.

One of my friends claims that one of his friends dated Britt Daniel, the singer, and said he's a goon and a bad lay. And he really is one of those giantesque guys who seems like he'd accidentally knock over a lot of things in my small apartment while trying to wrestle off my clothes, but I still sorta wanna do him. I just don't understand where a voice like that comes from. I just don't understand where music like that comes from.

And to be completely honest, a lot of the music works much better on an album. Like, you know all that great silence in "I Turn My Camera On", all the white space between where the notes hit? That was mostly missing from the live show because of the fuzzy guitars. But it still made me feel that gushy way I do, and I still couldn't help dancing to it, and I still totally wanna do Britt Daniel because of it. Have I said that already?
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awesome [05 Nov 2005|09:50am]

[ mood | happy ]

the spoon show last night was awesome. they rock live. i'm so glad i had a chance to see them live. hopefully i will again someday

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