I started this post Friday. I was going to write this epic post about how annoying it is that now that bands and publicists woo me with tons of free music to blog I lack the time and/or energy to write about it or blog about it. I barely get to listen to most it. But then, ironically, I didn’t have time to write the post and now I lack the energy to even try even though I’ve spent the day doing pretty much nothing but vegetate.
I did listen to music today, mostly The Oranges Band today, which reminded me that I need to call ex-Oranges Band member Dan Black because he sent me a message months ago that he thinks he actually knows the guy who’s picture was on our holiday card this year and I never got back to him.
I think it would be weird if Dan does know him, since I don’t. I know Dan, I don’t know Troy’s friend, the guy on our card. I don’t actually know Troy, either.
But I digress….
We saw The Kills at the 9:30 Thursday night. There’d been a rather ominous note on their website from VV earlier in the week:
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
a quick note to everyone who came to the boulder gig at the fox theatre last night….
sorry i left i the stage earlier than planned. my lungs closed and suddenly i couldn’t breathe. it happened repeatedly for the rest of the night. fits of choking. spent a good three hours at the hospital trying to stop choking. not the kind of night i had planned! thank you to all of you who were concerned.
i really appreciate it! i will be fine! x x x vv
All seemed to be well, it was an energetic show and her voice seemed none the worse for wear. (If Kate Moss was in the balcony I didn’t see her).
Last week we caught Sara Watkins. That was also a really good show, but in a totally different way, which makes sense since she makes totally different music than the Kills. It wasn’t advertised as a seated show (not that I saw) and it seemed to suck some of the life out of the crowd, which I thought was kinda unfortunate. I’ve seen other seated shows at the 9:30 that had a lively audience. When we got there we were the only ones sitting in the balcony, which was fine by us, but also a little odd.
Husband was pleased that she had Sebastian Steinberg on bass for that show – he’s one of his favorite bass players. John Paul Johns (you know, from Led Zeppelin) has played a few shows with her and he also produced the solo album she’s touring on so we were surprised by the substitution but really pleased because Steinberg is an amazing bass player.