I saw The Decemberists last night at Stubb's, and it was amazing. They rattled off the notables from their latest release (The CraneWife) with the showmanship bloggers had primed me to expect from the band. Colin Meloy's voice and on-stage energy were each refreshing, probably exaccerbated by the bored stupor the opener left the crowd with. I think it's safe to say that every male, and lesbian, in the crowd fell in love with their addition to the band for the Crane Wife tour, some babe who assisted with guitar, banjo, xylophone, accordian, percussion and backing vocal duties. whoa.
Here is the setlist: The Crane Wife #3 Island We Both Go Down Together The Gymnast, High Above the Ground Perfect Crime #2 Legionnaire 'O, Valencia Shankhill Butchers Myla Goldberg Los Angeles, I'm Yours Odalisque Crane Wife 1&2 Sons The Culling of the Fold 16 Military Wives
Additionally, the break between The Decemberists and supporting act Lavendar Diamond rekindled my love for Sergei Prokofiev's children's classic, Peter and the Wolf. Enjoy.
A couple of tests in the classes I couldn't care less about, and a mid-term portfolio due in my senior seminar. I think the real value of attending college is learning to appreciate the feeling of a job well done.