I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite reggae bands last night in New Orleans, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. I’ve been so overwhelmed with school and extras that I really just needed to take one night off and enjoy good music and good company.
Safe and Sound
I don’t know what I would do without live music. I wouldn’t say that I live for it, by any means, but it does make my day go by a bit faster when I’m stressed beyond belief.
For example, when my average day consists of a least 6 hours at work in front of a computer screen, 9 hours of classes, a few hours worth of meetings and constant multi-tasking, I need a release.
Live music is better than any drug imaginable. The anticipation of a show doesn’t dissipate until the band takes center stage. The sounds, sights and interaction between the artist(s) and crowd is indescribable.
My goal for this semester has been simple: (Except for the whole 4.0 thing…that can be overrated at times.) HAVE MORE FUN.
Therefore, if there are 5 great bands in town and I want to see all of them, I’m going to do my best to make that happen. Life is too short, after all.
This video pretty much encapsulates the type of artistry I respect. Musicianship should include showmanship, but that showmanship should never take center stage in comparison to genuine talent. Gary Clark Jr. came (seemingly) from nowhere in Austin and have proven his worth on the big stage at festivals around the world.
I have had the privilege to witness him live at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. I would love to see him at a smaller venue. For now, these videos will have to do.