Thursday, October 22, 2009
I woke with a head full of songs
It's been another busily musical week. Between Friday and Wednesday I saw Andrew Bird, Unicycle Loves You, Liam Finn and Eliza-Jane, Tortoise and Wilco twice, Nicole Atkins, and the Avett Brothers. I think I've exhausted my ability to write coherently about concerts for the month of October, but lord, it's been fun. Here's a snapshot of the most recent shows:
DVD filming, big song arrangements, "Headsoak," Josh on cowbell
Unicycle Loves You, Liam Finn & Eliza-Jane:
muffins-no-cupcakes jam, shiny new venue, The Beatles' "Birthday," "Cinnamon Girl"
Wilco and Tortoise, night 1:
disconcerting facial expressions, huge arena crowd, pumped-up band, plethora of photographers
Wilco and Tortoise, night 2:
looser band, singalongs, dancing fatigue, "Far, Far Away"
Nicole Atkins and The Avett Brothers:
super energy, super-loud bass, no stage barrier, broken banjo strings