i saw jbt last night, and it was one of the BEST concerts i've ever attended. i've been to a lot of concerts, and this one just floored me. most concerts can get tiresome about 3/4 of the way through and you just want it to wrap up, but i was entirely excited the entire way through this one. john has such an amazing talent that varies so widely over a large span of different instruments and styles. in such a short amount of time he has found himself as one of my all-time favorite artists. the show was absolutely incredible and was a great display of the trio's ingenuity and artistry. john is a very dynamic and wonderful performer and host, and i urge every to see him. last night was at the orpheum theatre in boston, and it was their record show t 2,500 attendees. speaking to the crowd he really seems like a very down to earth person who truly cares about the world and everyone around him.
...and then he played "ocean".
alone on stage in his chair with his guitar he gave me one of the most unexpected experiences in my life. i always knew that this song would leave me stunned at his show, but i didn't realize just how STUNNED i'd be. at a specific moment of the song, 3:35 in this youtube video, a sensation came over me that completely surprised me: i cried. after the long, fast strumming chord progression leading up to this part, i found myself starting to feel weak and holding my breath slightly. and then at that moment i just felt this rush that i've never felt simply because of music. this was my first experience of stendhal syndrome: being so overcome with emotion because of the beauty of art that you cry or become dizzy, or even faint. luckily, i didn't faint, but i was absolutely amazed. this was the best version i've ever heard of this song on any youtube video or his live cd, i really hope someone recorded it well. i feel like much of the audience felt the same way, all of my friends agreed that they were completely mind-blown over it. i could've never imagined so much emotion coming from one man and his guitar, and you could not only hear it in the sound, but you could see it in his facial expression and his body language. to say the least, if you have any interest in this band i urge you to take any opportunity you get to so see them, i guarantee you will become much more interested afterwards. he is one of the few artists that i would gladly see over and over again. he's an excellent entertainer, performer, and host. i apologize for this being so long, but it's just so hard to explain it with just text. call me a pussy for my experience, but i am a man who is in touch with his emotions. there's so much more i could say about the show but i'm stopping myself here, this show just had such an impact on me. thanks for reading if anyone even got this far.
from last night
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute, that's relativity."
You know what these are? These are my new fucking skis.
You know what that means? I'm getting some fucking pussy tonight.
"By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with." -Duke Ellington