You know, I never cease to count my blessings in having the opportunity to play records and talk a bit of nonsense for a living.
It’s a pitifully poor excuse of a way to make a living. But it is my pitifully poor excuse of a way to make a living! And one of the best bits is when I get to go to gigs…
A love of music is the reason why I do what I do and seeing that music performed live is always just the best thing. And last night was one of those nights. Seeing a band riding the crest of a wave of success and feeling how much it means to them. They are Mumford & Sons. And if I may be so bold, I thoroughly recommend you check out their 'Sigh No More' debut album. It’s an uplifting riot of folkiness. Think The Waterboys, with a dash of Pogues, add in some harmonies the Beach Boys would have been proud of and you get the idea.
Live, they tore the most joyous blaze of passion. I felt so privileged to be there last night, witnessing a band play with such freedom and honesty. Even better, a band that play the banjo! And a singer who plays the guitar, and also a tambourine…with his left foot……oh, and a bass drum with his right foot. A the same time. Now that’s impressive.
Made a nice change from going for a 15 mile run, too……next London Marathon / Have A Heart blog to come later this week!