Day 633 – Brief Bliss
Aimee Mann last night at Britt. Good, if brief, show.
Opened with a solo acoustic version of High on Sunday which surprised me considering that’s one of her few songs that has some effects on the album version. Given her catalog i was frustrated by how briefly she was actually on stage… but venues have their rules and Jacksonville isn’t exactly a party-all-night-long kind of town.
The Weepies opened and did a fine job. Evidently their music is all over the hipster TV show circuit, but not having seen broadcast tv in several years i was at a disadvantage.
Favorite moments: she lost the count on one number and after a couple bars stopped saying, “ok, i’ve already fucked this song up… let’s try it again.” Later, “Those of you familiar with my stuff will know that i’m a fan of…. the train wreck.” Near the end the very rushed 20 minute encore somebody requested The Moth, but she said there wasn’t enough time to play it all the way through so she rushed through first verse then stopped saying “a while ago somebody requested this song saying it was their anniversary and this was ‘their song’, all i could think was what on earth kind of marriage do you have??” Annette pointed out it’s the same with the Cowboy Junkies when Margo said somebody requested To Love is to Bury as an anniversary song; “people really don’t pay attention to lyrics, do they.”
The moth don’t care when he sees the flame
he might get burned but he’s in the game
and once he’s in he can’t go back, and
beat his wings ’till he burns them black
I wanted the evening to go on. Would a second set have been too much to ask? It’s not like it was a night of destruction by the Butthole Surfers.