Judging by the amount of spam, I'm guessing no one comes around here anymore but...
I was at Lisa Hannigan's gig in Boston last night. I was just done explaining to my friends who Bell X1 were and that we were going to see them tomorrow night (now tonight). The lights went dark and Lisa entered stage left. In the corner of my eye, I spotted a lanky fella who seemed to be looking for someone. My eye was drawn to him and as he almost walked past, I confirmed that it was Paul Noonan. I had met him once before very briefly when I was 18 and was beside myself. I wasn't much better this time but I introduced myself and my wife very quickly before Lisa started. Anyway, he planted himself behind us for the gig with their sound engineer (I think).
Before Lisa finished, she gave Bell X1 a shout out which was pretty sweet because we felt like we were in on an inside joke. After the gig, we talked to the boys for about half an hour. Lisa was there too but she was talking to other people. I didn't get to meet Dave before but he is a very nice and friendly dude.
Anyway, the whole experience got me thinking about this board and how important this band has been to my life for the last 10 years or more. I tried to tell the boys all of that without coming off like too much of a fan-girl. I am not sure if I succeeded - I know I didn't with Dom.
The best part is that I still have the gig to look forward to tonight to kick off the US tour. They said they had played 3-4 smaller gigs in the last week too which is interesting.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. - Noam Chomsky