Wednesday, June 14, 2006


I always cringe whenever I get the question, "What are you doing tonight?" Invariably I think to myself, what now, and what lie am I going to have to tell to get out of this. For once I'm glad I didn't manage to come up with an excuse. I was luck enough to get to see Devotchka. How to describe them? This is a tough one. Imagine a four piece who play 16 instruments among them. Now imagine that same group playing a song where that four piece manages to make their way through 8 of those instruments. Now imagine that those instruments include: guitar, tuba, theramin, stand up bass, bouzouki (I don't know what that is) and accordion. Now imagine a whole set of torch songs sung by a crooner with an amazing set of pipes. Now throw in gypsy, eastern European and Spanish rhythms and you are getting close. All in all it was a good night.