Glasvegas in Motion
Two of their songs Geraldine and "Daddy's Gone" have made me smile for months. The album is solid after repeated listens too. They were humble, energetically sloppy and f*cking brrrriliant. The crowd was good too, even singing the chorus of Daddy's Gone while the lead singer was on stage kind of stunned at what was unfolding since they are quite new and not from here.
When I go to events like this I am reminded that even if you don't like current state of America, the world needs America because we reaffirm and reinvent the modern world and unless you can time travel you're stuck here. SO you can either sulk or put energy back in the world.
For a long time I thought I had made a big mistake by not pursuing my original career choice of marketing more devoutly. Instead I would get through the day and at night would devote most of my time and energy into making art as an escape and a way of writting a story about what I saw in the world. At some point I decided maybe I made the wrong choice in not pursuing art more doggedly from the start. So I started to be more sales oriented in pushing it. What I learned is that art for me is not really about money. As nice as it would be to make a living from it, the fact that I can just give it away and change a life is really making me reconsider what it means to give back and on a micro level how you can affect the world. Just a random thought from this morning reflecting back on the show.
All Art Matters!