Thursday, November 20, 2014

The night the Stars came out

"We're the Stars, we come out at night!"  That's what Torquil Campbell said as the Stars took the stage at the Loft, in Atlanta, Saturday night, November 15, 2014.

Some of the memorable songs of the night, at least to me, many of which I hadn't heard before.  These are the songs that touched me.

"Stars - Turn It Up"

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This next song is amazing.  I had never heard it before.  And it blew me away when they played it live.  Just blew me away.

"Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It"

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Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it... give it... give it.
Reminds me of this quote:
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."  - Lao Tzu
THESE lyrics in THIS song are what I'm talking about, why I love music.  The songs I really like are the ones that express some emotion, maybe some emotion that I'd have trouble expressing in other ways.
The world won't listen to this song
And the radio won't play it
But if you like it sing along
Sing 'cause you don't know how to say it

"Stars - Look Away (Live)"

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"Stars - Dead Hearts"

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And then two classics from 2004's Set Yourself on Fire:

"One More Night - Stars"

For this next one they did explicitly acknowledge that they knew what their fans came to hear.  This one is a classic.
"Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"

And the encore:

"What Is to Be Done?"

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What do we do about that?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tha'ts what she said!

Love this!

From BuzzFeed:
"22 Times That’s What She Said"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Song of the Day: Rachael Yamagata - Duet, featuring Ray LaMontagne

I saw Rachael Yamaga play Thursday, November 6, at the Workplay theater in Birmingham, Alabama.  Great concert, only about 50 people or less there.  Very intimate, very moving.

I have to say, though, that this song was the best.

"Rachael Yamagata ft. Ray Lamontagne - Duet"

She sang it alone, just Rachael and her guitar--Ray wasn't there.  Doesn't matter.  Still fabulous.

Rachael said that she wrote it based on her experience as a touring musician.  Always on the road.  Finding it easier  to make connections with other musicians who understand how that feels, but not being able to be in the same place long enough, yet always intending to cross paths again.  Bittersweet.  Wonderful to find a connection, but so sad to not be able to hold onto it, despite all intentions.  Very touching and sad.