Friday, April 29, 2005


Saw some good live music last night. It really couldn't have been any better for me. It was an inexpensive show ($8!) at a good venue (the Duck Room below Blueberry Hill in the Loop) that wasn't too crowded (I estimated about 80 people) and it sounded great.

I special ordered the Aqualung import Still Life about 10 months ago after hearing them online during John in the Morning's show on KEXP in Seattle. I could not figure out why they weren't the biggest thing around. I guess it just takes time. They are very accessible sounding. Not usually a good thing for me, but I like their sound. Their song "Brighter than Sunshine" was a key element in our wedding video and was the song that they closed the show with. Hopefully as the weather gets nicer more people will be going on tour and coming through our lovely city of Saint Louis, Missouri. One can hope.

1 comment:

It's Lisa, y'all said...

Guess what, people? Thanks to Mike, I have also heard Aqualung and I can highly recommend it to you. They remind me a little bit of Coldplay, a little bit of Elbow, a little bit of Keane. In other words, all the British bands that I am fond of in the form of another band. The CD I have is pretty laid back, so it was perfect for my Saturday morning of chilling out, updating my blog, writing some emails, paying bills, etc. I've listened to the CD about four times and I agree with Mike that I don't know why they're not more popular. I think that 7 Keys is my favorite song, but I also like Left Behind and Brighter Than Sunshine (I can see why it was a big part of the wedding video, Mike). Sweet! Thanks for the introduction, Mike!