Tuesday, February 7, 2012
THE SNOW FALLS TO MUSIC
The snow began Thursday evening and did not let up until Saturday morning. A total of about 16 inches fell around the house. Late Friday afternoon I put on my ski gear and went for a hike through the woods behind the house, enjoying the quiet beauty of the snow covered landscape. I did manage to take the climbing skins off to make a few turns before putting them back on to continue my journey. Saturday was spent clearing the driveway enough to allow the vehicles to make it to the street, as well as shoveling a few other critical areas. Then it was back down into the basement to print off 5 block prints of Mt. Hope near Leadville. Sunday lounging around the house, with a break sledding on a nearby hill with my kids. Fun time. Some people dread the snow but I always welcome it.
Someone in attendance at the show said:
Seeing Coldplay in the cozy confines of Studio 6-A was an incredible experience. I saw the band from a mile away at ACL Fest this summer and came away disappointed, but this time it proved impossible not to feed off Chris Martin and company's hyperkinetic energy.
Most of the set list was unsurprising, drawing heavily from X&Y ("Speed of Sound," "Talk," "Kingdom Come") but featuring a few earlier hits as well ("Yellow," "In My Place"). But there was one surprise — about a half-hour into the set, Coldplay brought Michael Stipe onto the stage to cover Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" and REM's own "Nightswimming."
The music was good, but the banter was even better. Martin interacted with the 400 or so audience members between just about every song. He took special interest in a couple 10- and 11-year-old boys standing up front, dispensing advice for pre-adolescents, handing them lyrics sheets and occasionally self-censoring his cursing. He also jokingly called out a clearly embarrassed young man watching the band with arms crossed.
Read more: http://blogcritics.org/music/article/concert-review-coldplay-delivers-in-austin/#ixzz1lfBgDP8L
In Wikipedia it says:
Reviewer David Browne noted that listening to the music in light of Cobain's death was "unsettling"; Browne added, "Beyond inducing a sense of loss for Cobain himself, Unplugged elicits a feeling of musical loss, too: The delicacy and intimacy of these acoustic rearrangements hint at where Nirvana (or at least Cobain, who was said to be frustrated with the limitations of the band) could have gone."
Sorry its a Megauplaod link and I have yet to find a suitable substitute to post the music to for all to access.