December 7, 2008

Live music tonight

Tonight, we went to hear Slaid Cleaves play at our little local venue. This was my fourth time, and SOF's second, and both of us agree it was one of our favorite shows. His songs often look at people down on their luck, or those who made bad decisions. His big hit from years ago, "Broke Down" has one of my favorite lyrics:
Baby in the back seat, and another on the way,
Sherry thinks of Billy at the end of every day,
Spends her nights waiting for real life to start,
Listening to the sound of her double crossed heart.

His songs are very good, and his old Gibson sounds great, and his rhythm guy was also great, but the best thing about Slaid Cleaves is his voice. One of the best I have ever heard.

There is just something magical about that live music experience, and we sometimes forget that.

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