chicago! what a town! that’s what you might expect someone to say in a broadway musical just before they burst into a song and dance routine. it is though. we shot the video for Lifening here tonight during the gig. i.e. we just filmed it during the set. not 100% it’ll be a full release to radio…
Last night I whispered to @garysnowpatrol that Final Straw was one of the first albums I bought via iTunes and listened to it repeatedly. I know it was one of the first because iTunes doesn’t even remember it being part of my catalogue. They’ve been at the top of my must see concert list since then. Took long enough right?
Maybe it was just a matter of waiting for a headlining show at Aragon Ballroom. Well, I still haven’t slept and feel oddly alright and had a long train ride to reflect this afternoon. Even though we learned early on in the set that the show was being filmed for a live DVD, I recorded it on Voice Memos and have listened at least three times already. Don’t worry, i’ll refrain from exposing anyone here to the tone deaf harmonization of my neighbor and myself. Looking forward to watching the light show again without the strict confines of undergarments and witnessing the united effort of nearly 6000 people singing along to Chasing Cars. How beautiful that must feel as a song writer. From ballad to the techno tribal Fallen Empires which translated to the stage surprisingly well in a manner of minutes what a roller coaster, one of the newly engineered smooth rides that encourages rapid heart rate but without any whiplash (or bloody nose).
What prompted a ticket purchase finally? Terry Hemmert’s interview a few months back along with the acoustic set which um, hello it’d be nice to catch one of those impromptu shows or have the opportunity to purchase a batch of moments you feel were exceptional. I’m horrible at wrapping up the rambles but think you nailed it with the conveyor belt metaphor. Hope you don’t mind that I caught up on your archive in the wee hours to find a comfortable balance of sentiment and humor.