Quaint ramblings and occasional reflections of a journeying Aussie musician...

18 November 2005

In My Life

So, now I've put out the big group email to my many followers around the world (ha ha), please, my dear friends, don't be afraid for one second to comment upon my random raves and superfluous....somethings! For those of you concerned about my health from the last posting, I am now fit as a fiddle, and all set for a great week of soul-warming, mind-altering music (please see earlier posting for the gigs I'm checking out).
Saw Bill Frisell on Tuesday night...definitely soul-warming. Only the three of them (including the violinist and guitarist from his two most recent albums) doing mostly John Lennon and some Beatles tunes. I kind of drifted off in a couple of places (I only knew about half the songs), but there were some real magic moments, 'In My Life' being one of them.
Definitely one of the most memorable things about the concert though was Bill's little 'display' down at the front of the stage. The trio were centre stage, with Bill facing the violinist, and at all times throughout the ever-changing light show, two spots were permanently set upon some little thing that I couldn't see from my seats, in fact so small that no-one past the first row could have either. So, intrigued, my good friend J-Sax and I went down the front after the second encore had finished to investigate....it was a small collection of pebbles and shells with what looked like a tiny little Star Wars stormtrooper figurine standing on one of them. Whatever gets you going I guess....crazy musicians!....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was about to say "hey Mikey don't dish Star Wars!" and trhen I was like no it has sort of sucked ever since hmmm... 1995 or when ever they let Lucas re do the originals...

:D

That Guy said...

No dishing Star Wars here (though I'm more a Trek fan myself)...musician's eccentricities make me giggle sometimes!...