Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vague Angels

I used to run into Chris Leo all the time. He was generally pretty upbeat, and always seemed like he was on his way to some awesome party. I rolled with him once or twice and the parties were actually pretty awesome.

I don't really see him around anymore. I guess maybe he is holed up writing books and such. White Pigeons was a pleasant surprise, I will admit.

I saw Vague Angels once at Cake Shop and quite enjoyed it. Perhaps I will get to see them perform again sometime soon.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Vague Angels.

Vague Angels Performs Themepark Ashtray In Ashtray Themepark By The Legendary And Fictitious Band The Breaks As It Appears On The Album Truth Loved Which Functions As Chapter 7 In The Novel White Pigeons By Chris Leo b/w Vague Angels Met Lavender Diamond And Sang Wild (Pretty Activity)
1. Themepark Ashtray In Ashtray Themepark
2. Wild

Vague Angels/The Gang (Altin Village)
1. The Whole Note Has Neither A Flag Nor A Body
2. Hurry! Hurry! Before It Happens Again
3. I Did Not Find You In Murray Hill


pdb said...

Come to Union Hall Tonite!

Chris Leo hosts/reads/performs

+ animal hands from brooklyn
dear thief from london
the hard lessons from detroit.

lex dexter said...

i got to know chris as a slightly-older, role model type, before everybody stated to associate his music and persona with partying.

he was in the van pelt at the time, who ruled the universe. i love both vague angels records, even moreso than the lapse. and the novels. the guy is a great writer altogether, no?

BJ Rubin said...

I am indeed a fan of his work.

I was lucky enough to catch The Van Pelt at The Huntington Beach Library during the summer of 1996, but I first met him when The Lapse played at my house in Oakland two years later. I got to know him a little bit after I moved to New York, but our relationship mostly consisted of what I described before -- I would run into him on the street and we would exchange a few words or go to a party or something.