As we've been traveling around the country searching for city to live in we've got the chance to hear some good bands. We saw Deer Tick in Austin at a good little club, and just saw Deerhunter at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. What's with all the deer?
It's been good to hear bands live again, to see how they handle the mysterious task of creating, communicating and sometimes disappearing into the music.
In the past when I heard bands I'd usually want to be up there playing, or I'd feel depressed because I wasn't there. And then when I was playing out I'd miss hearing bands.
At this point I'm enjoying the gift of hearing and content where I'm at, performing very little but writing and recording a bit more again.