Sigh. Dan Auerbach and Jim James remind me so much of the friend I’m hung up on, I couldn’t help throwing in Mike Einziger for an auburn-headed cuties with beards appreciation post.
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?
Yet another 30 day music challenge
Day 3: A song you would like people to listen to and think of you.
My Morning Jacket - Librarian
If I have to be thought of as a librarian (because I happen to be one), then let it be the kind of librarian desired by the likes of Jim James.
Another 30 day music challenge
12. What’s your favorite genre of music? Whatever genre describes the likes of Incubus (alt-metal?), Yes (prog-rock?), Jack White (alternative?), Led Zeppelin (classic rock?). I never know what to call it. All I know is, I’m not partial to jazz. There, I’ve said it.
13. What song has the highest play count on your iTunes? My iTunes count is all messed up, so I don’t trust the numbers. It does make sense, though, that the highest counts are for songs by Maroon 5, because before my legs stopped working I was listening to my iPod while walking three miles a day on a treadmill, and I found that Maroon 5’s music is perfect for that.
14. What song would you sing on karaoke? I answered this one already on the other 30 day music challenge I’m doing. Eternal Flame by The Bangles.
15. What song should never be sung on
I think there’s something missing from this question. Sung on what? An instrumental to which no one should ever put lyrics? I’m not sure what they’re going for here, so I’m going to make up my own question: What song should never be played when you call your divorce lawyer’s office and they put you on hold? I know this answer from personal experience: We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters.
16. What’s your favorite album? Right now, my favorite album by my favorite band is A Crow Left of The Murder by Incubus, but I can’t say it’s my favorite album of all time. I really don’t think I have one.
17. What would be the best lineup for a festival? Any lineup that includes the two best live bands I’ve seen to date: Incubus and My Morning Jacket. The video posted here is a clip from the MMJ show I went to last December.
18. Do you get any music magazines? Not for ages. When I was a teenager we all subscribed to Rolling Stone. Now I have Tumblr.
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. ♥
My auburn-haired friend, for whom I can’t help having the hots because he reminds me of these beauties, has his reasons for not joining our Incuhair Movement. He’s promised not to shave his beard, though - presumably in solidarity with us. His “Incubeard,” he’s calling it. Works for me.
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.
I am not a photographer, by any stretch of the imagination. Photographers know how to make cool things happen. I just take pictures and wait for those occasional moments when cool things somehow happen on their own. So far, these two are my favorites. The blue one is especially meaningful to me, because my “good” camera wasn’t working that night and I was forced to use an iTouch. I was really upset about it until I saw this photo. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything magical that comes out of an Incubus or MMJ show.
Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Boca Raton, December 10, 2011
Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Las Vegas, May 25, 2012
30 day Incubus challenge
Day 19: Who would you like Incubus to tour with?
I was going to say 311, who I saw in concert last month, but then I saw My Morning Jacket and was totally blown away. It might not seem like a logical pairing, but these guys are almost as amazing on stage as Incubus. In fact, they do have one thing over Incubus: the good sense to come to south Florida in the winter when the weather is nice here. The members of Incubus, poor dears, were here in September when it couldn’t have been more humid and uncomfortable. (Brandon Boyd’s post-show tweet described it as “gross but really fun.” I think he was being polite.) Hey, Incubus - next time, try to get down here during the first week of December, will you? Instead of catching colds, you can catch Art Basel.
(Video: Awesome instrumental excerpt from My Morning Jacket concert in Boca Raton, Florida, December 10, 2011)
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.
Jim James at last night’s My Morning Jacket concert in Boca Raton. Don’t know how I got this photo to come out this way, but it’s pretty cool.
My Morning Jacket - Librarian
It was so much fun to be this close to Jim James at last night’s My Morning Jacket concert. At one point, I was able to look straight into his gorgeous eyes, and he so totally winked at me! Could he have sensed I’m a librarian? ;-)
(Source: Flickr / myvickylife / wdeanbyrd)
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)