Wednesday, April 16, 2008

the name is apt.

YEASAYER –noun 1. a person with an optimistic and confident outlook.

it was a pleasant surprise a few weeks ago when I first watched these videos which La Blogotheque posted. interestingly, the intention was simply to have the band walk to a house after a late night gig, piano waiting and they'd sing a song or two. no one realized it would become one of their best Take Away Shows yet (okay, so that's my bias...but well done for being improvised).

watching these makes me feel so inspired, and I crave that feeling of doing something great rather than just thinking... gives me hope that even though I'm not currently a tailor, soon I will be very good at it. the following is a brilliant example of how disorderly spontaneousness can spew forth a beautiful ambience that would never work if it were planned
...I'm not particularly fond of yeasayer's recorded albums, that is to say, they don't jump out at me with overflowing talent, pity --I sound like a hippy, but can you feel the energy?:


jenny baker said...

oooh, i can feel the energy. ahhh...

Val. said...

you're making fun of me now. :/