I just can't hold it in any longer, folks; I have to spread the gospel of Lindsey Buckingham!
|I love how hilariously realistic this looks because of the similar body language.|
|I did not take this picture, but this is only slightly closer to him than I was at a show earlier this year. You could cut glass on those cheekbones! Source|
Somehow, though, through an hour-long set list that began promptly at 8:00, I was mesmerized the entire time. Besides the fact that he's an insanely good, classical-style, for-real guitarist, Buckingham's self-penned songs have the kind of lush arrangement that even in a solo, one-man show, feature long passages you feel you could actually curl up inside of. My favorite from the show were "Bleed to Love Her" and "Go Insane". The latter is funny because the album version just does not do it for me at all-- in spite of his much maligned-for-no-reason, I-thought-it-was-flippin-fantastic production work on my second favorite Mac album, Tusk, his two solo albums of the eighties', Law and Order and Go Insane, suffer from near-fatal overdoses of Miami Vice style synth sounds and overlays. Stripped down to just the guitar and Buckingham's always-just-on-the-edge-of-desperate vocals, THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG. Who knew it was hiding behind all drum tracks and vocal distortion effects? "Bleed to Love Her" was also a heart-stopper...and I almost actually cried hearing the instrumental "Stephanie", as it was the background music for about 80% of my college years. Isn't it weird thinking this song he wrote almost forty years ago broke my heart and put it back together again several times ten years ago, and here I was sitting six feet from him listening to it again? Being played? By him? It was too much for my sentimental little brain.
|Stevie Nicks, I want this exact look from you, thanks, I'll be wearing this next week.|
|An oldie but goodie from Dec 2010...where are those earrings of mine?!|
Do you have a band that you perennial go gaga over all over again? Are you a Fleetwood Mac fan(atic)? Do tell, do tell.
That's all for today...see you guys tomorrow!