Last night Graham and I headed out to The Troubadour to see Patrick Wolf, who is most definitely not quitting any time soon. In fact he even discussed his next record, which has been written, but it hasn’t been recorded yet.
Anyway, he played an amazing show. He played several songs off his newest album, and a surprising amount off of Lyncathropy, his first album. Overall he’s an amazing musician and performer… singing, playing piano and viola, dancing, just having a great time. The energy he puts out is amazing.
My favorite part of the night was when he played ‘The Stars’. He said that the song was based upon losing a generation of your family, like your grandparents or your parents. And instead of going to a cold gravestone, maybe you can look up at the stars and feel close to them. Honestly, this got me totally emotional, and made me think of my Mom and my Grandma and Jeff. It made me want to be really close to all of them at that moment. But it got even better, when he finished “The Stars’, he started playing ‘Moon River’ by Henry Mancini, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, in my humble opinion.
If you have a chance to see him live, I totally suggest you do so. He’s an amazing performer and will not disappoint you.