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• Mike Doughty
• Robyn Hitchcock
• Tartuffe
• Precious Little
• Lines in the Sand
• Edward II
• The Witch of Edmonton
• Parable of the Sower
• Springtime for Haman (x2)
• Silent Sky

I am hoping to come back and write more about each of these, but decided it was better to make a list than forget them entirely.
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Last night, at Chez Henri, the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother was playing. It made me think about how my understanding and appreciation of certain songs has shifted over time.

The Police were one of the first bands I really loved. When I was fourteen, the song Every Breath You Take was just amazing to me--so romantic, so thrilling, so sexy. King of Pain, on the other hand, was just okay. I mean, it's got a wonderfully eerie sound and Sting's voice is so poignant and powerful, but there was no resonance. By the time I reached my thirties, I had "stood here before inside the pouring rain, with the world turning circles running round my brain" and King of Pain had become a great song, while Every Breath You Take is a song about stalking, which is not romantic, not sexy and is, as a great man once said, "creepy as fuck," albeit still pretty catchy.

When I was introduced to The Indigo Girls, my junior year of college, Closer to Fine was a heartfelt cry of meaning and truth, while Love's Recovery seemed pretty, but sort of maudlin. Washing dishes in London more than ten years later, having just heard the news of a friend's divorce, I cried to hear Love's Recovery--such a beautiful song of the sad, yet hopeful, side of love--while Closer to Fine still has a lovely lilt, but its sophmoric surety has come to grate a bit.

And I wonder if the time will ever come that I don't really hate He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.

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Last night, at Chez Henri, the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother was playing. It made me think about how my understanding and appreciation of certain songs has shifted over time.

The Police were one of the first bands I really loved. When I was fourteen, the song Every Breath You Take was just amazing to me--so romantic, so thrilling, so sexy. King of Pain, on the other hand, was just okay. I mean, it's got a wonderfully eerie sound and Sting's voice is so poignant and powerful, but there was no resonance. By the time I reached my thirties, I had "stood here before inside the pouring rain, with the world turning circles running round my brain" and King of Pain had become a great song, while Every Breath You Take is a song about stalking, which is not romantic, not sexy and is, as a great man once said, "creepy as fuck," albeit still pretty catchy.

When I was introduced to The Indigo Girls, my junior year of college, Closer to Fine was a heartfelt cry of meaning and truth, while Love's Recovery seemed pretty, but sort of maudlin. Washing dishes in London more than ten years later, having just heard the news of a friend's divorce, I cried to hear Love's Recovery--such a beautiful song of the sad, yet hopeful, side of love--while Closer to Fine still has a lovely lilt, but its sophmoric surety has come to grate a bit.

And I wonder if the time will ever come that I don't really hate He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.

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This song came up over the weekend and several people weren't familiar with it, so I thought I'd post the lyrics.

Good Person Inside )
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This song came up over the weekend and several people weren't familiar with it, so I thought I'd post the lyrics.

Good Person Inside )
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Pulled from [livejournal.com profile] hahathor

Here is how it works. Copy this list. Leave in the bands you've seen perform live. Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list.

The List )
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Pulled from [livejournal.com profile] hahathor

Here is how it works. Copy this list. Leave in the bands you've seen perform live. Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list.

The List )
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I am amused to note that having shared with my housemate the lyrics of a song I heard performed last night by the incomparable Richard Thompson (I mean it, I don't think I've ever seen a better guitarist play live), it has now shown up in two different places on my friends list and on a mailing list I frequent.
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I am amused to note that having shared with my housemate the lyrics of a song I heard performed last night by the incomparable Richard Thompson (I mean it, I don't think I've ever seen a better guitarist play live), it has now shown up in two different places on my friends list and on a mailing list I frequent.
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concert meme )

added, because I obviously have a *lot* of overlap with my friends

Count Zero
Patty Larkin
Midnight Oil
Paula Cole
Jill Sobule
The Nitlings
Billy Joel
Tanya Donnelly
The House Jacks
David Wilcox
Jesus Jones
Concussion Ensemble
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concert meme )

added, because I obviously have a *lot* of overlap with my friends

Count Zero
Patty Larkin
Midnight Oil
Paula Cole
Jill Sobule
The Nitlings
Billy Joel
Tanya Donnelly
The House Jacks
David Wilcox
Jesus Jones
Concussion Ensemble
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So, [livejournal.com profile] jason237 and I are going to see The House Jacks at Johnny D's tonight. The show starts at 9pm. We've heard good things about their new menu and were thinking we'd eat before the show. They're booking tables tonight and we'd be happy to have people join us. I'm going out for a bit, but will be back and make the reservation around 4pm for 8pm (or whenever close to that they'll give me). If you want to join us, let me know before then and I'll add you to our booking. If not, then I'll just hope to see you at the show.
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So, [livejournal.com profile] jason237 and I are going to see The House Jacks at Johnny D's tonight. The show starts at 9pm. We've heard good things about their new menu and were thinking we'd eat before the show. They're booking tables tonight and we'd be happy to have people join us. I'm going out for a bit, but will be back and make the reservation around 4pm for 8pm (or whenever close to that they'll give me). If you want to join us, let me know before then and I'll add you to our booking. If not, then I'll just hope to see you at the show.

Whew!

Nov. 1st, 2004 01:18 am
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Yesterday was crazy--mostly in a good way.

Details about my wacky Saturday. )

Whew!

Nov. 1st, 2004 01:18 am
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Yesterday was crazy--mostly in a good way.

Details about my wacky Saturday. )
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The Llama Song was just what I needed. Thanks, Dave!

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