I can’t shake this song…
What up Brennan? Thanks for the suggestion, stud.
OK, a little quick to the draw here to write about this gig.
I want to leave you with
only two things about this show… Actually, three. Actually, four. Actually, five.
ONE — I jump on most, if not all, opportunities to see bands at Massey Hall. I didn’t love the new Band of Horses album but because they were playing Massey Hall, I dropped big bucks on a couple of fine seats. Presales are great things.
TWO — The only let the first three rows enjoy the perks of standing freely at the front, I was the fifth.
THREE — I would have like to have heard “No One’s Gonna Love You” plugged rather than an acoustic duo.
FOUR — Every band who plays Massey Hall pays some sorta homage to Neil Young. These guys did a cover of “Powderfinger.” Props to Steve for catching it. This video’s from another gig –
FIVE — This is one of my favourite moments of 2012 for the delicate intro:
One of the best experiences of my life was Coachella 2011.
I was at this National gig because so many of my dear friends said they put on the best show they’ve ever seen. After seeing this gig only knowing “Mr. November” I wasn’t in complete awe. There’s something really overwhelming about being exposed to so much. For this gig, the National slipped through the cracks. Now, fast forward eight months to December 2011 in Toronto… LOVE.
It’s funny to think how little I remember this gig but now I can hang on to every word. It’s such a bizarre feeling.
I do remember Berninger introducing “Fake Empire” as their “international smash hit.”
Jeff Buckley does Elton John:
Real Estate need to make their way back to Toronto. This is my favourite gem of theirs –
Hang tight for a special appearance by Canada’s gem, Leslie Feist.
Alright McSweeny’s, I’ve just about had it. I don’t subscribe to the Believer because it costs so damn much just to ship it. But I find the most dazzling tote in the world as part of your ‘Bryne Bundle’ for today but you want $50 for the goods and another $50 just to ship.
Get real, guys!
BUT REALLY, the most amazing tote in the word….
January 13th cannot come any faster!