Monday, December 3, 2012

Return to the Island of the Go Go's

I am an unapologetic Go Go's fan.  As much as they hated each other, they made some great pop in the '80s.  It was a lot of fun seeing 'em (minus only their previous bassist) in New York in October, especially the energy they've still got.  The ladies know their brand.

The two I got were the opening number, This Town, and the excellent Head Over Heels.  Sorry the latter cuts off at the battery died right there.

The Magnetic Fields at Sixth and I

This is the first of what I hope will be a number of "catch-up" posts to close out the year, since I haven't been the most nurturing of this little blog.  Let me know what y'all think, hmm?

First up is my third time seeing The Magnetic Fields live, this time at the Sixth and I Synagogue.  I'd never been there, but what a great place for an intimate show like this.  I almost want to just post some of the banter between Claudia and Stephen, but you'll have to make due with "All My Little Words" and "Busby Berkeley Dreams."

The video quality isn't the greatest, but the sound comes through pretty well.Each of the shows with these guys has been excellent.  As much as I like their recorded material, I find them much better live.  They always play acoustic, I think because Stephen's hearing problem makes electric not workable.  You can see him covering his ear when the crowd applauds too loudly.