Friday, October 22, 2010

My Morning Jacket - 2010-10-21 - It Still Moves

The human body is not designed to attend consecutive My Morning Jacket concerts. It just isn't. I thought my chest might explode after "Mageetah" and "Dancefloors" (horns!!). Elvis Perkins provided an excellent opening band (all throughout the show the whole horn section would be up on stage fist pumping with the crowd, too cool) as well horns on select Jacket songs, even on "One Big Holiday." Speaking of "One Big Holiday," we got the original lineup as well as Carl and Bo all on stage, amazing. Carl was a f*cking mad man last night. I've never seen him rock like he did last night. Going to the edge of the stage, thrashing his head, jumping around; he upped his game last night (which didn't seem possible), well done sir. "Run Thru" had the most intense light sequence ever and I may have actually snapped my neck head banging. "Steam Engine" was an absolute treat with Jim playing a funky guitar solo before going into the last verse. "One In The Same" brought tears to many sets of eyes, true beauty.

The encore. My god the encore. Every night the encore has been diverse and surprising and last night was no exception. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" by Bob Dylan had the entire place singing once again, Jim seemed like he was having a blast singing it. We got "How Could I Know" AND "Sooner,"just awesome. Uhm, did anyone say "It Makes No Difference?" Hearing The Band classic via My Morning Jacket was mind altering. They closed the night out with Lionel RIchie "All Night Long!" The floor of the venue turned into an instant dance party and you can tell Jim had a blast with the vocals.

Eric Mayers - MMJ Tour Manager/The Man and myself pre-show

Another amazing night with the planet Earth's best band. My ears haven't stopped ringing since Monday.

1. Mahgeetah
2. Dancefloors
3. Golden
4. Masterplan
5. One Big Holiday
6. I Will Sing You Songs
7. Easy Morning Rebel
8. Run Thru
9. Rollin Back
10. Just One Thing
11. Steam Engine
12. One In The Same
13. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan)
14. How Could I Know
15. Sooner
16. Head Held High (The Velvet Underground)
17. It Makes No Difference (The Band) 
18. All Night Long (Lionel Richie)


el jammin said...

wow, that encore sounds amazing. hope somebody recorded it.