I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning

February 6th, 2005

I just want to say that Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst is warm yellow light that shines all over me.

I’ve never had a strong desire to make out with a girl before, that is, until last night. Last night, Saturday night, that glorious Saturday night… I wanted to give Lilly a *big* kiss when she told me we were going to the House of Blues to see the Bright Eyes show.

I was blown away. I think I hyperventilated for about 10 minutes before moving on to the hysterical giddiness/unabashed ranting/wide-eyed wonderment stage, which I am still experiencing now 12 hours after the show.

The show was AMAZING. Conor Oberst is a musical genius with a fantastic stage presence. I totally have a crush.

He mostly played songs from Wide Awake It’s Morning, but he did an encore called “When the President Talks to God” that I hadn’t heard before. Serious and political, he fairly spit the lyrics, signaling his disgust with the current regime. The crowd went crazy. The song is available for free at iTunes and I highly recommend you download it. (And if you’d like to spend $.99 on a little piece of heaven, be sure to purchase “The First Day of My Life” as well).

And because I haven’t said it enough, I LOVE BRIGHT EYES. Thank you so much Lil!

2 Haus Calls for “I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning”

  1. Lost in NYC Says:

    That song was quite a surprise! and straightforward!, no one has lyrics like Bright Eyes. I wished though that they had played a couple songs from their other cd like “sunrise/sunset” (is that the real title, I only have a burnt copy from you know who). Anyway, saw a glance of you guys getting in line, but was a bit delayed in making the connection (being that we’ve only meet that once at Starbucks for the ‘farewell to the producers bashing’). Love your blog, truly funny, truly geeky, truly great!

  2. QueenBean Says:

    Jonathan! I wish I’d have seen you. Wasn’t that a fantastic show? Thanks to our mutual friend from The Producers I am obsessed with bright eyes. I didn’t even know they were in town - the girl i was with (Lilly also of Producers fame) surprised me with tickets that night.

    I was talking to this lady at the show who has followed Bright Eyes for several years, and she said he won’t play sunrise/sunset at the shows because he is so sick of it. I was just sad he didn’t play The First Day of My Life, which is on Wide Awake, because i heard he’s been playing that at shows for years.

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words about my humble blog. I’ve been to yours several times as well. Always interesting ;)

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