June 6, 2007

"Drove To Chicago"

"If I just stand here, and act like nothings going on ... then I can't possibly get in trouble for this..."
(pic by Jonpaul Douglass)(stupid quote by me)

You might ask yourself, "another Jonpaul Douglass photo? How peculiar..." Well I'm putting another one up because in the last blog I made reference to the fact that that Douglass picture reminded me of country livin', which reminded me of two artists, one being Jandek, and the other I left in the air. Well now's the time to reveal the other person: why it's Sufjan Stevens!

I didn't really fall in love with Sufjan until I heard this live set (that I'll be providing at the bottom). I felt like he was, at best, all right. Then I heard how much soul he puts into his songs (song which I'd actually yet to hear truthfully) and I was hooked. I searched short and soft to find what CD the songs he performed were on, discovered it was Illinoise, then promptly scooped it up, and fell in love with that as well. I listened to it over and over again, as I'm sure many other people did.

So, anyway, here it is, Love It:

Band: Sufjan Stevens
Date: 2005-07-23
Venue: the Triple Door, Seattle, WA

Casimir Pulaski Day
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
Prairie Fire That Wanders About
The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!
The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders - Part I

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