melancholyjen:

Last night I saw mattnathanson for, well, probably the 15th/20th time since 2003. Combine him, Griffin House and Rufus Wainwright and you have Jen 19-22. I spent a majority of my early college years pining over his lyrics and enjoying the goofy awkwardness of his live acoustic shows. Which - in all honesty, his solo shows are among some of the best I’ve ever seen. There are few artists that can captivate a crowd just as he does. It’s unreal.

I’ve had the chance to meet him several times. Never once did he ever make me feel like he was ‘above’ me because he was a ‘celebrity’ - probably because in his head, he wasn’t. But to my sister and I in our early 20s, he was our 1970s Springsteen. And we followed him everywhere. It’s so strange to see him playing to 3-5k people (which don’t get me wrong, he’s earned it and it’s well deserved) but the kids that know him from the ‘hits’ wouldn’t know or care that he had four awesome albums and several ep’s that helped define the end of my youth and the start of the fucked up thing we call ‘adulthood.’ Or that he spent years playing free shows at college student  centers and that he used to play with a cellist named Matt Fish. Those years were magical. 

'Beneath these Fireworks' was my 'white album' and I ran the shit out of it almost everyday in my Phillips SkipProof Handheld. Most of the kids that know him probably don't know that CD players came in handhelds. For the record, Matt - that album, 'still waiting for spring' and 'when everything meant everything' were and will always be the 'hits' for this now thirty-something. His show in Columbus was just as awesome as every other bazillionth time I’ve seen him. Full of energy, awkward blatant sexual references that weirdly make the show that much better and just so much passion and talent for the craft.  A lot of artists have one or the other. Matt has always had both. Maybe a few older tunes for us old groupies, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. The show is still the same, just the demographic is slightly young and the crowd a little more inebriated. Or I’m just older and more sober. But thank you, Matt. Keep keeping it you, but don’t forget where you came from. Us old fogies still like to hear the solos.

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melancholyjen:

Last night I saw mattnathanson for, well, probably the 15th/20th time since 2003. Combine him, Griffin House and Rufus Wainwright and you have Jen 19-22. I spent a majority of my early college years pining over his lyrics and enjoying the goofy awkwardness of his live acoustic shows. Which - in all honesty, his solo shows are among some of the best I’ve ever seen. There are few artists that can captivate a crowd just as he does. It’s unreal.

I’ve had the chance to meet him several times. Never once did he ever make me feel like he was ‘above’ me because he was a ‘celebrity’ - probably because in his head, he wasn’t. But to my sister and I in our early 20s, he was our 1970s Springsteen. And we followed him everywhere. It’s so strange to see him playing to 3-5k people (which don’t get me wrong, he’s earned it and it’s well deserved) but the kids that know him from the ‘hits’ wouldn’t know or care that he had four awesome albums and several ep’s that helped define the end of my youth and the start of the fucked up thing we call ‘adulthood.’ Or that he spent years playing free shows at college student centers and that he used to play with a cellist named Matt Fish. Those years were magical.

'Beneath these Fireworks' was my 'white album' and I ran the shit out of it almost everyday in my Phillips SkipProof Handheld. Most of the kids that know him probably don't know that CD players came in handhelds. For the record, Matt - that album, 'still waiting for spring' and 'when everything meant everything' were and will always be the 'hits' for this now thirty-something.

His show in Columbus was just as awesome as every other bazillionth time I’ve seen him. Full of energy, awkward blatant sexual references that weirdly make the show that much better and just so much passion and talent for the craft. A lot of artists have one or the other. Matt has always had both. Maybe a few older tunes for us old groupies, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. The show is still the same, just the demographic is slightly young and the crowd a little more inebriated. Or I’m just older and more sober. But thank you, Matt. Keep keeping it you, but don’t forget where you came from. Us old fogies still like to hear the solos.

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halleberiberi:

tastefullyoffensive:

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

This is a beautiful infographic.

nealcasal:

Jason Isbell / Denver, 2014

The man.

nealcasal:

Jason Isbell / Denver, 2014

The man.

Last night I saw mattnathanson for, well, probably the 15th/20th time since 2003. Combine him, Griffin House and Rufus Wainwright and you have Jen 19-22. I spent a majority of my early college years pining over his lyrics and enjoying the goofy awkwardness of his live acoustic shows. Which - in all honesty, his solo shows are among some of the best I’ve ever seen. There are few artists that can captivate a crowd just as he does. It’s unreal.

I’ve had the chance to meet him several times. Never once did he ever make me feel like he was ‘above’ me because he was a ‘celebrity’ - probably because in his head, he wasn’t. But to my sister and I in our early 20s, he was our 1970s Springsteen. And we followed him everywhere. It’s so strange to see him playing to 3-5k people (which don’t get me wrong, he’s earned it and it’s well deserved) but the kids that know him from the ‘hits’ wouldn’t know or care that he had four awesome albums and several ep’s that helped define the end of my youth and the start of the fucked up thing we call ‘adulthood.’ Or that he spent years playing free shows at college student  centers and that he used to play with a cellist named Matt Fish. Those years were magical. 

'Beneath these Fireworks' was my 'white album' and I ran the shit out of it almost everyday in my Phillips SkipProof Handheld. Most of the kids that know him probably don't know that CD players came in handhelds. For the record, Matt - that album, 'still waiting for spring' and 'when everything meant everything' were and will always be the 'hits' for this now thirty-something. His show in Columbus was just as awesome as every other bazillionth time I’ve seen him. Full of energy, awkward blatant sexual references that weirdly make the show that much better and just so much passion and talent for the craft.  A lot of artists have one or the other. Matt has always had both. Maybe a few older tunes for us old groupies, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. The show is still the same, just the demographic is slightly young and the crowd a little more inebriated. Or I’m just older and more sober. But thank you, Matt. Keep keeping it you, but don’t forget where you came from. Us old fogies still like to hear the solos.

Last night I saw mattnathanson for, well, probably the 15th/20th time since 2003. Combine him, Griffin House and Rufus Wainwright and you have Jen 19-22. I spent a majority of my early college years pining over his lyrics and enjoying the goofy awkwardness of his live acoustic shows. Which - in all honesty, his solo shows are among some of the best I’ve ever seen. There are few artists that can captivate a crowd just as he does. It’s unreal.

I’ve had the chance to meet him several times. Never once did he ever make me feel like he was ‘above’ me because he was a ‘celebrity’ - probably because in his head, he wasn’t. But to my sister and I in our early 20s, he was our 1970s Springsteen. And we followed him everywhere. It’s so strange to see him playing to 3-5k people (which don’t get me wrong, he’s earned it and it’s well deserved) but the kids that know him from the ‘hits’ wouldn’t know or care that he had four awesome albums and several ep’s that helped define the end of my youth and the start of the fucked up thing we call ‘adulthood.’ Or that he spent years playing free shows at college student centers and that he used to play with a cellist named Matt Fish. Those years were magical.

'Beneath these Fireworks' was my 'white album' and I ran the shit out of it almost everyday in my Phillips SkipProof Handheld. Most of the kids that know him probably don't know that CD players came in handhelds. For the record, Matt - that album, 'still waiting for spring' and 'when everything meant everything' were and will always be the 'hits' for this now thirty-something.

His show in Columbus was just as awesome as every other bazillionth time I’ve seen him. Full of energy, awkward blatant sexual references that weirdly make the show that much better and just so much passion and talent for the craft. A lot of artists have one or the other. Matt has always had both. Maybe a few older tunes for us old groupies, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. The show is still the same, just the demographic is slightly young and the crowd a little more inebriated. Or I’m just older and more sober. But thank you, Matt. Keep keeping it you, but don’t forget where you came from. Us old fogies still like to hear the solos.

mattnathanson:

came all the way to canada to hear a kick ass american rock band! thank u @jasonisbell for the tickets & for ALL THE AMAZING SONGS!!

Jason ❤️

mattnathanson:

came all the way to canada to hear a kick ass american rock band! thank u @jasonisbell for the tickets & for ALL THE AMAZING SONGS!!

Jason ❤️

bothkindsofmusic:

Tonight’s Iris Nights Lecture at the Annenberg features two guests, photographer Michael Wilson and project curator Shannon Perich. 

Watch it live. Starts at 6:30PM PT sharp! 

Michael Wilson is a freelance photographer who has worked extensively in the music industry, photographing artists such as Lyle Lovett, B.B. King and Waylon Jennings and working with a list of clients that includes Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music and MCA Records.

Shannon Thomas Perich is the curator in the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History and project director for the new Culture floor opening in 2017. She is the author of The Changing Face in Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital and Portrait of A Familyabout Richard Avedon’s 1961 photographs of the John F. Kennedy Family.

In their lecture, Wilson and Perich will discuss Wilson’s photographs as seen in Country: Portraits of an American Sound, as well as and his other work. Wilson, who has built a steady career of making photographs for the music industry will also talk about working with musicians and art directors, finding locations and other variables that go into a photo session.

All photos by Michael Wilson.

iwasanawesomerkid:

Not worrying about tomorrow was awesomer. 
Your life was a no regrets, no fucks, endless party of indulgence where tomorrow never came and the future never mattered. You lived for the moment and everything perfect that was in it. 
Now you’re so caught up with tomorrow that today has already passed you by. You’ve cement shoes made from your worries as you drown in all the things you think you need to get done. 
Let’s live for the now again. Let’s live our lives in the pursuit of reckless happiness and endless joy. Let’s stay out later, live harder, love more and wake up every day fresh to do it again. Let’s be awesomer again. 

iwasanawesomerkid:

Not worrying about tomorrow was awesomer. 

Your life was a no regrets, no fucks, endless party of indulgence where tomorrow never came and the future never mattered. You lived for the moment and everything perfect that was in it. 

Now you’re so caught up with tomorrow that today has already passed you by. You’ve cement shoes made from your worries as you drown in all the things you think you need to get done. 

Let’s live for the now again. Let’s live our lives in the pursuit of reckless happiness and endless joy. Let’s stay out later, live harder, love more and wake up every day fresh to do it again. Let’s be awesomer again. 

jhollawanders:

southseablues:

Ryan Adams set tonight!

(Stolen from Twitter)

Looks like I need to get in on that presale tomorrow.

jhollawanders:

southseablues:

Ryan Adams set tonight!

(Stolen from Twitter)

Looks like I need to get in on that presale tomorrow.