Wednesday, March 30, 2011
sing for your supper
Last night I enjoyed watching one of my all time favorite bands, Over the Rhine at a night show at World Cafe Live. It was the perfect mix of the joys and sorrows of real life. Sung by a slinky soulful voice overlapped with ever illusive sounds of the clicking, clacking, beating, thumping, key tapping, string plucking band, it's obvious they love what they do. They're made up a a long-lasting husband and wife team, partners in crime as they like to call themselves and their small group of young, yet extremely talented musicians. Sitting at a candle-lit table, listening to Karin's smokey voice full of a thousand layers was exactly what I wanted. If feels good to be completely content in that place when you know you're doing just what you should be at just the right moment. Dinner there was nothing to speak of, but it matters not when surrounded by good company and wonderful music. I don't know how many other contented faces I saw there, but it seemed we were each in our own little worlds while they played, including the band members themselves. If you haven't heard them yet, they're worth a listen and a detour during the daily computer induced hazy-eyed happenings. One never needs a good excuse to be inspired and to let your thoughts ride along the hills and valleys and heart stirring beats of some really good music :) The new album, The Long Surrender, also features a guest appearance by Lucinda Williams if any of you are fans.