Monday, February 14, 2011

music monday #10

are you a thing or experience person? i think i'm a little of both, but i lean more towards experience. isn't it better to create a memory and tell a story than have a possession? it reminds me of a line from eat, pray, love (yes - i'm going there) where she says: "wow, my whole life fits in a 12-foot square box, wow" and the storage facility guy says "you know how many times i hear that in a day? and most of them never come back for their whole life." wow.

my recent trip to portland was so quick because i had to make it back to vancouver for a show on saturday night. for christmas this year, my friend jenn and i gave each other concert tickets. i bought tickets for brooke fraser and she bought tickets for grace potter and the nocturnals. wow and wow. on stage, grace potter mentioned her friends dawes were playing later that night at another local venue. dawes in town? i love dawes. so after the show, jenn and i strolled on down to the media club and caught their show for a mere $16. yes please. i love a little spontaneity, especially when accompanied by good music.

free download #1 :: hot summer night
free download #2 :: apologies
[also available on itunes]
i really want a tambourine after seeing grace potter. she wore a caftan and sequined hot pants, and she alternated between the piano, guitar and tambourine, with a few dance breaks in between. i felt like i was living in the 1970s, and it was spectacular. here's a video from the show - don't even try to tell me you don't want to play the tambourine and hang out in laurel canyon after watching this. two whiskey sours, please, bartender.

free download #1 (w/ mailing list sign-up) :: when my time comes
free download #2 :: love is all i am
[also available on itunes]
i mentioned dawes in music monday #6 - for their contribution to the voice project where they covered edward sharpe and blake mills - and music monday #8. so here's something crazy... during their show in vancouver a fight broke out. keep in mind it was so-cal folk rock, and they were singing a song called "love is all i am". check out what happened after the flight, in one of the best moments of the night, on youtube. they're touring with the lovely brett dennen this spring. that will be a fantastic show... everyone needs a little california in their lives.


Beth McAlpine said...

I now have a crush on the singer of Dawes - no strong jawed ginga - but am still in love, sigh.

freethespace said...

Super fun night and yes, I too am in love with the lead singer of Dawes... I'll fight you Beth for him!