Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's not like I've stopped....

....going to gigs, it's just that I seem to have stopped writing about it.    So, a quick post about the Magnetic Fields at the Vogue this weekend.   It was a treat.  There, that's the post.

Ok not quite.  As expected, it was a low key gig, but for me that made it all the more engaging.  Stephin Merritt's crustiness came out - I love a front man who challenges the audience about their choice to stand up when there are seats available; but that attitude is something anyone who has seen the highly enjoyable doc Strange Powers would have expected.  Anyhow, his bittersweet, sardonic songwriting appeals to me no end, as does his lazy, crazily deep voice.  I taped a few songs, but Andrew in Drag makes me smile every time, so I'm sharing it here.

And that, my friends, is me dipping my toe slightly into the water of writing about gigs again.  I could say a lot more, but I might get the bends.


Tracy said...

yay for toe dipping. i thought of you today. on npr they were talking about a new canadian band: zeus - and i wondered if they were really any good. sounded a lot like wings to me :)

BunkleLife said...

Yes, they do have Wings style vocals - is that a good thing?? ;) They haven't grabbed me.