Post by know ID yuh on Jun 9, 2011 17:59:10 GMT -8
I just like this picture. The Builders and the Butchers typically hand out tiny percussion instruments, noise makers if you will, during their shows, and they are all kept in this little box. Unfortunately, every time I see them live, people grab them as souvenirs instead of playing them. Actually, last night, most were playing them, they just wouldn't play them above their head, so you couldn't tell they were being played. I'm going to see the Butchers again tonight, and I'm really excited. For a folk band no one knows about, they are outstanding live.
And Brand New is absolutely phenomenal live. I saw them with my ex-girlfriend's sister for the first time almost against my will and was instantly turned into a fan. Last time I saw them was right after Daisy came out.
That's good to hear. I will definitely have to make it a point to see them. The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me was on constant rotation in my library for a while and Sowing Season (Yeah) and Welcome to Bangkok were played repeatedly a lot of the times. It's amazing how they capture the sense of war/despair with Welcome to Bangkok and it's only an instrumental song.
Post by know ID yuh on Jun 19, 2011 11:05:21 GMT -8
I was chilling at the Mountain Goats show last night, when an attractive young woman decided to occupy the seat next to me. There were several open seats in the area, so it was obvious she had singled me out. She introduced herself, asked me if I was solo (which I was), then eventually said she wanted to be my concert buddy. I'm not sure she understood the forces of nature which attracted her to me. Aside from my charm, intellect, and good looks, I attributed this one to the tee shirt I was wearing. Never underestimate the power of...
What a train wreck the beginning of that show was though. It's a credit to John Darnielle's quick wit that he was able to talk his way through the hold ups. That made the show infinitely better. It's still tough for me to comprehend that Gramma's friend thinks the Mountain Goats are boring live.