15 July 2010

stumbled in the darkness

it's hard to decide if the highlight of the mates of state show was the tom waits' cover, or the pre-show hoopla. i walked in to "donny vomit" shoving a balloon animal sized balloon (or perhaps a blown up condom?!) down his throat. he swallowed. and then you could hear it pop inside of him. next up was comedian, nick thune. i thought for a minute this opening entertainment might rival knuckles, the eels' drummer, trying out his stand up at la zona rosa, which is to date, one of my favorite concert experiences! it was not quite knuckles and eels' caliber, but close enough. 

here they are at the piano in the driskill!
"my only offer" by mates of state

i truly enjoyed the rendition of "long way home," thanks in particular to how well the the husband and wife duo harmonize and the trumpet accompaniment.  but no one can trump the man himself.

"long way home" by tom waits

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