My Top Ten Gigs (as a Punter) and Why

I had a dream. In the dream I had a manager. The manager told me I should write a “list” style post, because they were trending in popularity. She mumbled something about the human need for arbitrary structure amongst the chaos of existence. Anyway, these short anecdotes and associated music clips resulted. I think I really did attend these gigs though, and not just in a dream.

10. Dar Williams at Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada – 20 August 2003

You don’t need fancy instrumentation when you’re as charming, funny and smart as Dar Williams. One of her signature tunes, The Christians and the Pagans, seems appropriate to share this evening, given the plot takes place on Christmas Eve.

9. Paul Kelly at Sidetrack Cafe, Edmonton, Canada – 18 March 2004

The memorable thing about this gig was Continue reading “My Top Ten Gigs (as a Punter) and Why”

High Heads and Helmets

The other night I watched That Sugar Film, which I give four sticky thumbs up, and was reminded of my worst sugar high/crash. It was from a ridiculous chocolate croissant with more chocolate than pastry. Given the location of said not-so-savoury consumption was Amsterdam, I did briefly ponder the possibility Continue reading “High Heads and Helmets”