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The Show / Re: Glastonbury. June 25-29
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:11:32 PM »
I'm not sure it's available for people outside of the UK but you can always download the Hola Unblocker and get a UK proxy


The Show / Re: Glastonbury. June 25-29
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:10:51 AM »
I'm hoping it'll pop up. It was frustrating not to be able to watch the stream. I'm glued to Wimbledon, but maybe some lovely Googler will find it and post it   :-*

The Internets / Re: ♫ We love you in Glacial Ways ♫ (II)
« on: June 29, 2014, 07:13:05 AM »
MGMT: 'We're Gonna Write New Music On The Road' video
NME speak to MGMT at Glastonbury 2014 before their set about the possibility of a new record and a special part of their fans often don't notice...

The Show / Re: Glastonbury. June 25-29
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:58:10 AM »
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The Internets / Re: ♫ Your blood is all around you now ♫ (II)
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:24:21 AM »
A quickie with MGMT's lead singer about their upcoming trip to South Africa
2014-06-27 07:00
by Alex Isaacs

Cape Town Ė In case you missed it, MGMT are coming to South Africa for two festivals later this year.

We were offered the opportunity to speak to the lead singer of the Grammy-award-winning band: Andrew VanWyngarden while the electronic rockers are on tour in Eastern Europe.

He told us about his influences, what touristy things he's looking forward to doing in mzansi and explained the video for one of their latest singles.

Weíre so excited for your first shows on South African soil at Vodacom in The City and Rocking the Daisies this October.

Are there any fun activities that you have planned other than rocking the stage, like shark cage diving or something crazy?

Iím excited and really happy (to be playing in South Africa).

Thatís the first question everyone has been asking us (laughs) not specifically shark cage diving though. I would like to do that! Letís do it!

Youíve played music festivals from Glastonbury to Coachella, what do you like about festival shows and why say yes to festival shows in South Africa?

Well, weíve never been to South Africa or even the continent of Africa so it seemed like a great trip to make and thatíll be sort-of-a once in a lifetime experience or maybe itís not. Maybe weíll come back, that would be cool too.

Iíve heard so much about it through surfing and I donít know, just excited to check it out, have a new experience. (Sic)

We love your tweets with different music videos, which artists inspired your latest self-titled album, MGMT?

Oh man, so many so many different ones...I think in terms of the kind of layers of sound on the latest album itís kind-of influenced by a lot of early 90s bands like AR Cane and this English band called Disco Inferno.

I think both those bands do this multi layered...non standard way of making chords and weíre using a lot of analogue synthesizers, thereís this one called the Phoenix and other bands who use it like Aphex Twin and some other electronic artists (have been influential).

One of your latest singles, off that album, Cool Song 2 has a beautiful video that we love. Could you tell us more about it, whatís the story behind it?

Itís different from any other video that weíve had. The director Isaiah Seret he came up with the story line after we went back and forth a bit but it was really his idea.

I think itís kind of like a love story that takes the form of this weird disease happening. This guy turning into a tree and this other guy trying to save him. I think itís really cool, (itís a shame) that we werenít actually at the shoot because we got to film at this beautiful place in Los Angeles where this guy doesnít usually let people film.

Yeah, all in all it has a pretty unsettling vibe but it fits the song so well (sic).

And thatís it for our quickie, thanks Andrew.

Here's all the information you need about the MGMT shows in South Africa.

MGMT / Re: New Album
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:17:12 PM »
I know that there are at least three threads already for a fourth album. The more threads we have, the more difficult it is for forumers and guests to navigate the forum. This should go in one of those threads or really in Random MGMT thoughts. Yes, I'm a neat freak, but I just want the site to be easily navigable for users and especially guests. If someone visits and gets frustrated, they'll bail. Being an Official Forum, activity is important. As always, my goal is to keep MGMT in business  :-*

Cue Elizabeth posting in this thread as soon as I hit Send.
sorry i thought they were all deleted due to people not wanting rumors started

Nope they're here and you don't owe an apology :)
You were just sharing info and I'm just redirecting you to keep us organized.  I always think hard about starting a new thread.  Most of the time, there's already a place and usually it's the mgmt thoughts thread.  In this case, there were at least three places for it. 

MGMT / Re: New Album
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:48:27 PM »
I know that there are at least three threads already for a fourth album. The more threads we have, the more difficult it is for forumers and guests to navigate the forum. This should go in one of those threads or really in Random MGMT thoughts. Yes, I'm a neat freak, but I just want the site to be easily navigable for users and especially guests. If someone visits and gets frustrated, they'll bail. Being an Official Forum, activity is important. As always, my goal is to keep MGMT in business  :-*

Cue Elizabeth posting in this thread as soon as I hit Send.

The Show / Re: mgmt at the riviera
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:04:25 AM »
i saw.
he knew who she was.

"One time, Lala met Andrew, and he told her she was famous."

So the obligatory Happy Rivaversary everyone!  I quoted this same post a couple of years ago, but it just always makes me laugh, especially 4 years later as I think about all that has happened.  I've traveled a lot of miles and I've seen a lot of shows since this one, but it's still the best show I've ever seen.  The setlist was impeccable (and my signed setlist has survived).  The baby that Abbers and I made during Kids is now 3 years old.  I read the thread again and smiled the whole time.  What a cherished memory this is! 

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: June 15, 2014, 08:19:54 AM »
lala I am so grateful to have met you and spent an amazing weekend with you. I still think about that trip often and deciding to travel to Montreal by myself to stay with a group of strangers from the internet was one of the best decisions I've ever made. If it wasn't for you I never would have gone, so I thank you for that. Miss you, sending all the love your way  :-*
Miss you too bb!  That was such I special weekend. It was a great little group that we put together. I often think back on that weekend and that ridiculous line up!  I hope you are well  :-* :-* :-*

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:20:58 AM »
I'm upset I've never been able to personally meet you because I've told you time and time again that you have one of the biggest hearts I've seen. I'm also not personal with anyone on here really so maybe I shouldn't be speaking on my end. However, I have been here for a while now and even if I'm not personal I know there's all good spirits and that you are the glue to any destruction. I am so happy a community has someone like you who can give a piece of their love to so many people. SO many people. I think about you from time to time and I admire your person and what you put out in to the world and how many people you've affected. You will always be here.
You are an important part of this community bb. You are very beloved. I'm going to be in NYC this summer, so maybe we can get together.  :-*

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:20:27 AM »
Five years ago today, lala was born in Memphis, TN.  I saw MGMT play at Minglewood Hall, met Andrew for the first time and then went back to the hotel in the middle of the night and registered for an account on youtube that I called liveinacastle.  I uploaded the videos for Congratulations, Song For Dan Treacy and It's Working.  I suddenly had new friends all over the world.  I honestly had no idea how much my life was going to change.  It's amazing to think how much that has shaped what would take place over the following five years.  A sassy girl named Sizzle came to live with me for a summer.  I have traveled all over the continent and have gathered my closest friends in the world.  I barely blow my nose without the CKs knowing about it.  Now, I wear the beautiful necklace that you all designed for me and it goes with me into treatment and surgery until they tell me I have to remove it.  You truly are my heart.  I love that the boys that brought us together have all held that necklace. 

I've always been passionate about music.  Most of the friends and relationships that I've had throughout my life were because of common music interests, until the Mommy years.  The Mommy years, of changing diapers, blowing noses, driving to rehearsals, recitals, competitions, etc. were the most rewarding of my life, but they were all for my kids.  I wouldn't change anything about them, but when they became teens, my life became so much richer.  On a coach to Chicago for a voice competition in March of 2009, I popped my earbuds in and turned my iPod on to a recently purchased Oracular Spectacular.  When we stopped for lunch, I said to my daughter, these guys are going to be really important if they stay alive past 27 years old (I'd seen some video interviews, lol).  Of course I had no idea how important they would become to me.  I've heard a lot of people say that MGMT saved their lives.  They gave me back a part of my life that had been dormant for 15 years.  One young woman can say that MGMT saved her life.  When she tried to commit suicide and I saw the signs on fb and twitter, I remembered that she worked for her dad.  I did some sleuthing and found him before the pills took her.  That's pretty dramatic stuff. I've never told the boys that story. 

I have really loved being at shows and having strangers walk up and say, "Excuse me, are you lala?"  As I was telling someone that I met at the Atlanta show last month, it started off being about the music, but now it's about the community.  I've taken amazing trips to San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, Vegas, Coachella, Memphis, New York, Nashville, Milwaukee, the Pacific Northwest and Atlanta.  Abby and I will attend our fifth festival together next month (MGMTless-we don't actually need the boys, just great music).  When I saw MGMT five years ago in Memphis, I was in the second row and I said to my daughter, enjoy this...we'll never see them like this again.  After 19 shows and many, many front rows, flash forward almost five years later to Coachella, lol.  When people ask me how I became friends with them, I'm never quite sure what to say.  I'm just the luckiest girl in the world I guess.  They've made me feel that way and you guys have made me feel that way.  After almost every show, I've said, well, they'll never top that.  At this point, I'd have to learn an instrument to top the last two shows.  What you boys did in Atlanta...I don't have words.  I can't even tell my friends about it; I get too emotional.  I have never felt so loved.  I'm so happy that Abbers was standing next to me on that stage-it was precious and I hope that you'll think of that day when you remember me. 

Yesterday when I had to crop my 14 inch mane off, the CKs were there with me in spirit.  I can't imagine having to fight this battle without you.  Science says that I won't be here for the tour supporting the fourth album, but I do believe in miracles.  I didn't want to miss an opportunity before I go to tell all of you how much the MGMT community has meant to me, and I decided that lala's 5th birthday was as good a time as any.  The original me actually had a birthday with a zero added to it a couple of months ago.  I'm okay with that.  Birthdays are good.  I'm hoping that when I'm not here to do it that Bubble will take over the responsibility of remembering our boy's birthdays every year.  As long as I can type, I'll continue to watch over this forum.  HBIC, until death do we party. 

Those days taught me everything I know
How to catch a feeling
And when to let it go

The Show / Mexico City, October 11
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:33:11 AM »
Corona Capital Festival

The Show / Monterrey, Mexico September 20
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:32:05 AM »

The Show / Moscow, July 19
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:27:09 AM »

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