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Good morning. Crank it up.

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.
I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball. 
Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.

I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball

Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

Coheed and Cambria Calms Crying Baby

(Note from Vicky: This is not my baby. I forgot to have children.)

Thank you to my colleagues at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon for sending this all the way to Miami for me through interlibrary loan. You were the only ones willing to fulfill my request for Amory Wars books. This is chapter 5, so I don’t know who’s who or what’s happening, but I appreciate it nonetheless. I promise to return it on time.

Thank you to my colleagues at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon for sending this all the way to Miami for me through interlibrary loan. You were the only ones willing to fulfill my request for Amory Wars books. This is chapter 5, so I don’t know who’s who or what’s happening, but I appreciate it nonetheless. I promise to return it on time.

At the Coheed and Cambria show the other night, Claudio Sanchez brought his cousin on stage, who proposed to his girlfriend to the opening chords of Wake Up. It was almost completely in the dark, so it’s really hard to see, but at the very end of this clip you can almost make out the figure of someone kneeling down. This is the second marriage proposal I’ve witnessed in this very venue. The first was back in May, when Chris Cornell was gracious enough to allow a fan to come up on stage to express his undying love for a girl in the crowd. It was all very romantic, but I always get an odd feeling when I see a young couple just starting out. I’m happy for them, but I’m scared too. Sometimes I think that marriage is a quaint idea whose time has passed. I don’t know. I can’t decide if my odd feeling comes from empathy (I don’t want to see anyone get hurt), or jealousy (I was once married to a very nice person, but I’ve never been in love), or just plain old cynicism. Anyway, I didn’t mean for this comment to be longer than the video. I do wish these children well.

You can see the rest of Wake Up here, by the way. It’s quite beautiful.

Russian Circles on a darkened stage, opening for Coheed and Cambria at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013. I’d never heard of them before, but I really liked their set. Here are a few clips. Sorry I don’t know the names of the songs.

Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home

The grand finale at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Coheed and Cambria - Wake Up

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Coheed and Cambria - Dark Side of Me

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Mar 9

Coheed and Cambria - Here We Are Juggernaut

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Mar 9

Coheed and Cambria - Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria The Faithful (excerpt)

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Mar 9

Coheed and Cambria - Key Entity Extraction III: Vic The Butcher

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Mar 9

Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic (excerpt)

"Bye bye beautiful…"

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.

Mar 9

Coheed and Cambria - Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry The Defiant

Recorded live at the Fillmore Miami Beach, March 8, 2013.