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March 14/02

Some weekly musings on some of the things that amuse, confuse and even amaze a fellow in the wonderful world of local and not-so-local music.

Keepin' it Real...

"...it's all about being yourself!" - HTD March 10, 2002 - Tivoli Theatre

I know some of you were at the Hayden/Julie Doiron show and I think most of you'll agree that it was one hell of a good time! And yeah - that was my big mouth yelling that Tony Robbins-like line last night! :)

Julie's voice sounded incredible and her music always makes me think. I like thinking music. She was sooo right about the acoustics in there....purely amazing! I think alot of it has to do with the oval shape of the room....everything makes it's way around and doesn't have a chance to get lost. Talked to her after her set at the merch table and she said she was nervous beforehand but as soon as she got out there - she knew it would be a great show. I told her that was the best that I've seen her....and I've seen her a good 4 or 5 times.

It's all about the vibe.

Hayden made me laugh, think, sing and also smile. I'm glad to see that he was in such a good mood and his between song banter and that powerbar bit was too funny. The folks I went with also got a good laugh outta the Mayor McCa-like stylings of the guitar-smash-cymbal drumbeat! He also sent chills up my spine with the string and horn sections....and totally made me re-think "The Bass Song"...that's one scary tune....and I only realized it after hearing it live. Loved the sing-a-long and I think that crowd would've kept calling out Hayden until 2 am....I'm sure he was smiling!

Hayden is no longer the man who "lost his smile"...

I've been to Tivoli a few times before and I love it there. Someone left the show last night and said something to the effect of "this place has a weird smell" and I walked by thinking that's the best part about it....that's the smell of history and I think we all added to it last night....

-HTD

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