Monday, November 03, 2008


-Going to two gigs at the Grand Opera House with Ruth this weekend. The first was Martha Wainwright, which was pretty good, but the second was the Swell Season aka Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from "Once." They were absolutely brilliant. I love the old-world feel of the Grand Opera House.

-Hearing Glen Hansard sing to a massive audience without a microphone, just belting out his song with passion. It felt so personal, even thought I was waaay up high and far away. The acoustics were amazing--I understood how it would have functioned so well (and still does) as an Opera House.

-Glen also sang a song called "People Get Ready" that's all about making things right and bearing light in the world. He spoke of the how the outcome of the American election impacts the whole world, and then sang that song. It was so relevant and powerful.

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