Exactly one year ago last night I shot this video of My Morning Jacket in an amphitheater on the edge of the Everglades. I, who have seen live the likes of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and of course, Michael Einziger, am here to tell you that Carl Broemel’s guitar solo in this video is the one and only thing that has ever moved me to tears at a concert. It’s fitting I should be remembering it now, since I’ve been doing pretty much nothing but crying for the past week or so, trying to get over that guy I’ve been boring you to death with lately. The one that reminds me so much of Jim James. Can someone please tell me how I’m supposed to resist such a great big hunk of auburn awesomeness?
hi i saw Incubus for the second time yesterday & i cried at the end of 'Tomorrows food' i wasnt expecting to cry,i have never really thought about that song. But i heard it & i saw the video that the screen plays while the band plays the song & i cried because i thought it was so beautiful and i felt like i understood the lyrics. I also cried because Brandon looked so happy & i just remembered that they will be going on hiatus and i was just really happy to be there just in case i never get to s
Sweetie, your message got cut off, but I think I get the gist. Yes, Tomorrow’s Food does have that effect on some people, but unfortunately, not everyone gets it. I blogged about that a while back, because of something that happened after the Miami concert last year. As for being brought to tears, I have to say that, although Incubus is pretty much the only band I’d go out of my way to see as many times as I possibly can, so far I haven’t actually cried at any of their shows. The only time I’ve ever been so moved at a concert (and believe me, I’ve been to many of them), was last December when I saw My Morning Jacket. I can’t tell you what it was about Carl Broemel’s guitar solo at the end of the song Circuital that affected me so, and I wasn’t even that big a fan of theirs at the time, but I guess it must have been a combination of several things, and that’s what we go to concerts for anyway, right? The emotional experience of being right there in the moment. So I’m very glad you got to see Incubus again before their hiatus. I’m optimistic that we will both see them again some day. ♥
Can we make today Beautiful Guitarist Day? Just because?
I have a friend (on Tumblr and irl) who reminds me a little of Jim James from My Morning Jacket. I’d so love it if he’d consider joining our Incuhair Movement, so I’m re-posting this video I took of MMJ last year to give him an idea of how hot he’d look if he grew his hair long like Jim’s. (Not that he isn’t hot enough already.)
Watch the whole 2 minutes for some great hair-shaking action, plus a guitar solo by Carl Broemel that - well, you had to be there - but it moved me to tears. If you want to see a band that is almost as mind-blowing on stage as Incubus, this is the one.
Can I just say thank you to the lovely and talented James Valentine from Maroon 5 for mentioning My Morning Jacket in a tweet several months ago? If it hadn’t been for that, I might not have seen MMJ in concert this weekend and been moved almost to tears by one of Carl Broemel’s guitar solos.
A few of my photos from last night’s My Morning Jacket concert in Boca Raton. Yep, I was that close to these guys. I never realized how beautiful they are!
(Source: Flickr / myvickylife)
More from last night’s My Morning Jacket concert in Boca Raton. Here’s an excerpt from Circuital with an awesome guitar solo.
I’ve compared My Morning Jacket to Harry Nilsson on more than one occasion, but last night they rocked the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton sounding more like a mashup of Pink Floyd and The Who. Truthfully, though, they’re in a class by themselves, and I’m ranking these smokin’ hot performers second only to Incubus, and am surprising even myself by calling it a pretty close second.
I only managed to get short video clips, since I was too close to the security guards to risk recording too much at once. (I always seem to be the one who gets nailed for that, no matter how many other people are doing the same thing.) Here’s a stupendous instrumental excerpt from a song I couldn’t identify. Anyone?