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The Frames’ Chicago Gig Online

While we’re on the topic of The Frames, the gig they played in Chicago the night after the show I saw has been put online. It’s in FLAC format, but that’s what codecs and plug-ins are for. Haven’t had a chance to download everything and listen to it yet, but what I have heard sounds good.

Order in the Sound

Sometimes listening to the last portion of A Caution to the Birds by The Frames is incredibly cathartic.

With a week full of midterms and too little motivation, I could use some catharsis. And some wassail.

Music On My Mind

It’s odd how a song grows on you. I can go months or even years with a song on my playlist and treat it with little more than indifference, and then, one day, it plays and I have to go back and play it again. Not long thereafter, it takes on some sort of special significance, and I find myself singing parts of it to myself. I wake up with the words on my lips. That’s the way it’s been for the past week or so with a cover of The Waterboys’ song “The Whole of the Moon”.

I’ve heard the original song, and it doesn’t excite me. But this bootleg version I found online from a gig that Glen Hansard (of The Frames) and Mic Christopher did in Vienna in 2001 has me captivated. With them, it’s a rougher song, but there’s incredible depth to it. Hearing it reminds me of my own tendency to reach “too high, too far, too soon”. Two weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you a thing about this song. It plays a couple times a day now, and that doesn’t count the number of times I catch myself repeating it under my breath.

The Whole of the Moon (Live in Vienna) — Glen Hansard and Mic Christopher (3.86 MB)

What songs have captured you?