Still think about this show from time to time. Magical night. Palpable energy. Good vibes all around.

old school

hawt

Motorhead With Me
Nobunny

Motorhead With Me - Nobunny

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Long Flight

I got back from a long flight,
You said you’d meet me there,
I’ve been tripping off constellations and stars.
I found you at home, what was our home,
With another man, oh man.
Been keeping you in my heart.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn’t be me

You can’t look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend.
Because you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand,

And you can’t look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just ‘cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I’ve never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love
Just ‘cause you needed a hand

This is the way that it all falls.
This is how I feel,
This is what I need:
You, by me—right here—by me,
Right now.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn’t be me

You can’t look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend,
'Cause you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand.

And you can’t look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just ‘cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I’ve never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love,
Just ‘cause you needed a hand

Just ‘cause you needed a hand.

Pinocchio
Future Islands

Pinocchio - Future Islands

The Happiness Of Being Twice
Future Islands

back catalogue’in

Find Love
Future Islands

This track sounds like it’s straight out of an 80s teen romance movie.

"One way you do that is giving your all when you play live – you really live the music.

That’s very true. My background is being really interested in the art world as a developing teenager – back when I gave up sports and started smoking cigarettes and pot. I realised I was really good with a pencil when I was about 13 or 14, and continued with that. Then, when I was 17, I found out about performance art. I’d always loved singing and the stage, but never done anything with theatre in high school, or being in bands – I was a MC, because hip-hop was my thing, and I started writing verse when I was 13. So when I discovered performance art, I realised: “Oh, I don’t have to sit at a drawing table for 20 hours at a time to create – I can perform on any street corner, something from my own heart and mind, and get an immediate response from people.” I started doing weird performances in parks and on sidewalks, and that went on to college, and then we started a band. The theatricality was inherent in our first band [Art Lord & the Self-Portraits] and just continued from there.

I’ve always liked the physical nature of performance, because it’s something that grabs people. I think of myself as a writer first and foremost…or maybe I think of myself as a performer first – I don’t want to get too dull in my writing, and if I think I’m good, I’ll get dull. But doing a show in a loud, crowded bar, people can’t always hear what you’re saying – especially if they are seeing you for the first time – so I always felt I had to express what I was saying. The theatricality has been a big part of that since forever, just pushing the performance as hard as I can. But you should give as much as you can – with your voice, with your body – because I want to see a performer sweat. Or at least I want to see a performer be honest, and the most honest way to perform for me is to express the emotions I was feeling when I was writing the songs.”

Drowned in Sound

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Some good shows coming up at The Echo…Hey Buddy Comedy, La Femme, La Luz, Operators…

❤ ❤ ❤

found a vid of KO performing Day Go By back in 2008.

Saw these guys open for Future Islands. So good.