I went to see Ben Howard perform at Radio City Music Hall on Monday night. I am writing this post at 12:30 am because I am too wired to sleep. I needed this big dose of live music. Howard's opening act was a group called Daughter. I am posting an audio by them from YouTube for a quick listen. This group is fantastic live and the lyrics are quite beautiful. I may just download their album because I enjoyed them so much. Let's see where we are after I write this entry.
On a personal note, I've been having a hard time of late. I've been sick with a bad cold and still grieving over Pandora... but it was really great to find this experience so enjoyable. I just thought my grumpy mood would really prevent me from being able to take in the music but it lit an ember inside my belly. I felt real joy as the songs washed over me. It soothed me in a way that I wasn't quite expecting...for that I am very grateful. :-)
Anyway, my one itsy complaint was the trippy light effects and videos playing in the background. At times both were so disconcerting, I wanted to throw up. I think it was hitting that migraine nerve and I had to keep closing my eyes, which was fine...I was still able to enjoy the music. I don't know if the light cues were along with the band or if it was a site decision but I gotta tell you in this case, less would have worked better.
I've picked below a YouTube video of a solo studio session with Ben Howard. It's so quiet but so beautiful. The song is called I Forget Where We Are. Enjoy, L~
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