Archive for July, 2007

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Freaking Wow.

July 22, 2007

I just saw the police.  I have very few words, only that this was a dream come true, to finally see a band I thought I would never get the chance to see.  A band that has heavily influenced my music writing and my guitar playing (Andy Summers is brilliant).  It was not only a dream come true, but is now the best live performance I’ve ever seen.

Sting is still my favorite vocalist, and managed to go for two hours with very little difference between when he started (awesome) and when he finished (still awesome).  Andy Summers, as previously mentioned, had fantastic tone, was dead on with the riffs and solos, and dead on with the new riffs and arrangments they’ve come up with.  Stuart Copeland has always been one of my favorite drummers.  His work tonight was beyond the recordings.  He was so much fun to watch, and whether playing drums or hopping over to his percussion set up, he was everything and more than their catalogue shows.

Anyway, I’ll stop the gushing now and go to bed, with a little tune running in my ears. De do do do, de da da da, is all I want to say to you.

Well, I guess I said a little more than that.

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O for a thousand tons to sink.

July 20, 2007

I tend to like hymns, well some hymns.  One was “O for a thousand tongues to sing”.  I remember being really moved by the melody as a young kid.  Moved by the melody, but oh so confused by the lyrics.  You see, I thought it was actually “O for a thousand tons to sink”.  I was so confused as to why we were singing about what I, as a young kid, assumed was the sinking of the titanic.  It was a revelation when I finally read the lyrics, it was kind of like when I discovered there was an R in February and a D in Wednesday, mind boggling.

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Seeing myself

July 12, 2007

I just realized that every time I see myself in a mirror, I immediately start playing air guitar and rocking out.  Every time.

This has made for some weird looks in elevators.

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Cornerstone

July 2, 2007

So I’ve been incommunicando for quite some time.

It has been a busy few weeks culminating in my journey to Cornerstone Festival in Southern Illinois.  I hope to do a video podcast with the pictures and footage I captured sometime this week.  Watch for it here.