Have you all ever heard Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow album?
I am listening to this album while at work right now, and I can’t get over how lush and gorgeous the arrangements are. This record is already one to add to the collection, and I’m only listening to it for the first time.
Note: most albums on Youtube are a little faster/high-pitched than the actual record, which is the case here.
The weekend’s shows were just the tonic I needed. I saw Umphrey’s McGee on Friday. The band was great, but I learned that the jam band scene is not my thing. Also – the dancing. Oh my God, the dancing. I’ve never seen so much stupid-ass dancing in my life. You can bet that there will be a post about it.
I was much more at home at the Opeth/Mastodon show I went to the next day. I hadn’t listened to their music until I started dating Boyfriend, but both bands put on a really great show! We got to meet them at a record store signing, which was really cool since they are two of Boyfriend’s favorite bands. The guitarist for Mastodon made fun of me for taking pictures with a disposable camera (hah!)
I will post more about those shows soonish. But it was great to just relax and get lost in music (especially the second show, which was awesome). Hope you all are having a great Monday!