Boston-Worcester Concert Reviews: 12/13/08
Photo by Tim Bugbee
On the road and mobile blogging at the moment but just wanted to drop a quick update.
I guess the Boston show will go down in the tourbook as the "Jackpot" show.
We hit a trifecta -- a hat trick -- a triple play -- 3 first time song performances:
- Cough Up The Bucks - Wall St bailout
- Fuel of the People - alternative energy
- Behind The Wheel - LincVolt love song
We were getting our first live performances of Fuel Line & Light A Candle.
So between the Philly and Boston shows we were also hearing live for the first time for us:
Just Singing A Song
When Worlds Collide
Cortez was simply sublime in it's majesty.
And then Day in a life - a mindblowing & life altering experience.
So in the last 2 days we've had 9 songs that we've never heard live before. It just doesn't get any better to be a Neil fan.
For the doubters of the new songs, we'll just say that sometimes it takes time for them to age and breathe to come into their own. The point being, that pushing ahead into new frontiers is sometimes more inspiring then plowing the same old ground. We like to call it taking a risk. Without risk there is no growth.
And who wouldn't plunk down a few $'s to hear Neil sing @ MSG in NYC -- blocks from Wall St. -- a song about corporate welfare and reckless greed? So we'll cough up the bucks to maybe hear "Cough up the Bucks" again! Afterall, it's only fuckin' money.
So what will Neil have in store for us in NYC tomorrow?
Lastly, there have been so many from the Neil fan communties of Rust, HH, RH, etc that we met up with. Thanks for everyone's encouraging support. It's appreciated.
But a special shout-out to Kathy, Summer of Love & Karen, Love & Affection for letting Thrasher crash on their couches. Love you guys!
We'll try and have more later but we need to hit the road. Got fuel to burn.
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