Last night was FUN. This morning at Dublab was FUN. It's probably due to this extraordinarily high level of fun that I am just getting around to writing a re-cap post at 10pm tonight. Every band played to the height of their ability. Well, I'm guessing, it was my first time seeing three out of the four bands that played last night. Still, everyone sounded pretty great.
It was certainly one of those nights where I stood and watched the performances taking place, and thought something along the lines of, "I can't believe I get to be a part of something this exciting." AND Squaregirl Kristen deserves so much credit, I don't even know where to begin. She rallied with turntables and her mixer at around 8:15 last night. It should be noted that doors for this particular show were at eight. Therefore, we had an insanely fun dance party that was ONLY possible because of her.
Then BOAT did a session for Dublab this morning. Since I kind of helped to set it up, I went over to the station to watch and was drafted into backing vocals, tambourine handclaps, and SLEIGH BELLS. I've always adored sleigh bells, and have secretly dreamed of playing along with someone's band so... maybe the highlight of my year so far?
We'll see how the rest of it unfolds.
I will link to that session here as soon as it appears in the Dubstream.
Brian and Yvonne of Tartans fame have a set in there right now though so you should go listen to it. Because it's great.
Speaking of the Tartans, and things that I have promised to post here once I saw that they were online, here they are performing "Lee Remick" with Phil Wilson at the Summershine Popfest a couple of weekends ago.
Phil Wilson, and Frank Sweeny performing "Every Conversation" because it is simply one of the most wonderful pop songs that I know.
I'll leave you with this thought. Probably on my mind because it pertains to my next column for Web In Front. I was listening to the Orchids while on a walk this past weekend. I was listening more intently than usual to the song "Apologies." It's my favorite Orchids song, and I know the lyrics pretty well so I don't tend to pay all that much attention to them anymore. However, the line that has always been my favorite in that song for some reason struck me with a new sense of freshness on this most recent listen.
"You're just a lover, a timetable friend."
Wow. I've never been in love, but I've seen many a friendship slowly dissolve due to the involvement of romantic feelings. Clever Scots...