The Shins are coming to Brisbane and are playing at the Arena. Since they wrote the song I’d like to play at my funeral I’d like to see them in the flesh. Jeremy and his mate are going, but since three is a crowd, does anyone want to come with me? They are playing Saturday 5th February with The Boat People and the Zebras. Tickets are $40.20

I’m also thinking of seeing Le Tigre this month at the Zoo. They are in town for the Big Day Out but will do a show after on Monday 24th January. I’ve played their version of “I’m so excited” to death but I also like a lot of their electronic punk songs. One of the members used to be in Bikini Kill. I’m a bit low on cash so if I had to decide between the two I’d have to choose the Shins, but if anyone else who reads this wants to go I may be persuaded. Tickets cost $37.40.

Both of them are much better than The Irish Rovers singing Lily the Pink.



9 thoughts on “The Shins in Brisbane

  1. Kel says:

    I would go see the Shins, but (to sound like a broken record) I’m pretty broke because I’m attempting to save for my upcoming physio sessions (and taking my dog to the vet).

    If it’s not a broken leg, and it’s no money. BUGGER!

    Why won’t Pauline go? I’m sure they’ll sing a song that has the word “love” in it!

  2. Amyo says:

    She hasn’t said she isn’t, I just thought of it today and figured I’d extend the offer to everyone. Or use it as fodder for a blog entry.

  3. Pauline says:

    I think I like the Shins. But if two of us from the same household go then it costs us $80 instead of $40. I’m considering downgrading to cask wine when I’ve finished the last of the bottled wine seeing as I blew the budget last year with the plasma screen. Or I could just give up drinking.

  4. Amyo says:

    cask wine? *gasp* australians don’t do that anymore!
    Can’t see you giving up drinking when you nearly own the t-shirt that says:

    “I drink to make other people seem more interesting”.

  5. Kel says:

    Guess you’ll just have to find another one to save money?

    Imagine if you disconected yourselves from the internet!? *gasp* Australians don’t do that anymore! hahahaha

  6. Pauline says:

    Your mother must be from another country then. She had a cask in her fridge.

    Kel, we considered cutting down on internet and cable tv content but was only a saving of $40 a month or $20 for each service.

    Then we looked at me catching public transport to work to save on car costs but, even though there is a line that runs from Yerongpilly [on the Beenleigh line] to Corinda [on the Ipswich line] there is only one train per hour then a wait of 50 minutes for a train from Corinda to Ipswich. Journey planner results o the QR website always give the route from Yeronga to Ipswich via Roma Street and it takes anywhere form an hour and a half to two hours.

  7. Kel says:

    There must be something better than resorting to cask wine?! Mum was simply demonstrating how awful casks are!! 🙂 And how when you get really drunk with the lady from down the road (*cough* Aunty Gai *cough*) then casks are better because your so out-of-it that you can’t pour from a bottle without dropping and smashing it. That’s all!

    There has got to be a better way! What about…hrm, I would say not using lighting so much, but you guys already live like vampires. And although you could try taking less breaths, it won’t save you any money there either.

    Starve? Nah that’s out. Alright, I’m out of ideas.

    (This comment was brought to you by the extremely sarcastic Kel)

  8. u_kno_who says:

    how about u sell some stuff *cough* XBOX *cough* computer, sorry coughing fit 😉 but other then that i have nothing else to say. goodbye >:(


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