What I'm Listening To: Go (Acoustic) by Hanson
We have spent the last 32 hours traveling by rail. When I shared that we were having some special time with our daughter Sadie, I didn't tell you that we surprised her by taking her to a concert in Newcastle, England. It is three hours there by train so we headed out early yesterday morning. The three of us had such a great time together.
We were excited to see Hanson in concert. They started their week and a half long tour of the UK last week and played at The Journal Tyne Theatre. It has been preserved beautifully over the years and is the oldest working Victorian theatre in the world. And the story goes, all the bands who come through here to play, warm up in the bathroom because the acoustics are so good.
What a refreshing time to just sit back and listen to three truly exceptional musicians. The fact that we can take our daughter and not have to worry about foul language and inappropriate role models is such a nice relief these days. I like when music can stand on its own and there is no shock value to get your attention. It was an intimate crowd of about 400 people. John and I saw U2 in Philly back in 2005 and there were 20,000 people there. Obviously, that was awesome but this smaller venue was just perfect for the type of band they are. It is like they are sitting in your living room for a jam session. They also do a lot of acoustic which I like a lot.
You can click here to see their website and link to listen to the single that they just released in the UK from the anticipated upcoming album, The Walk, on their indie label. Definitely take a few minutes to check them out if you are a music lover, you won't be disappointed.
I am going to do our trip over a few posts. Ends up that I got some shots that I like quite a bit and would like to share with you all. Hopefully when I am done you can get a good feel for our trip.
I snapped these first two in the early hours at Kings Cross Station in London. I couldn't take my eyes off the huge window that was pouring light in from outside. I liked the way this top shot looked with the dirty skylights as well. A bit later, I watched as a pigeon flew onto the window sash and hung out there for a bit. I love how quiet that image looks despite the chaotic atmosphere that it was found.
Click to enlarge and enjoy. :)