Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros kept me out this morning until 3:34 a.m.
I’m 44 years old and I
I’ve not consumed any alcohol, a teetotaler, I am.
But last night I began a new chapter in my life.
The new chapter began when instead of being a guy whose forgotten what it is to be who he was 20 years ago, I stepped back into the life of adventure and lived a little.
And I’m here to tell other moms and dads, who moved into the responsibility of parenthood a few years ago and thought they had to leave behind living on the edge of adventure, that there is still life out there if you’re brave enough to go and find it.
Discovering Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
After arriving home that night, I downloaded their songs and got hooked.
Coming Up From Below
Their debut album, “Up From Below” is a fine collection of tunes and jingles that immerse themselves into your consciousness and refuse to let go.
I play this album frequently, even months after first hearing it.
There are a couple of songs on it I’m not wild about, but the ones I am, well, I’d drive three hours from Dallas to Shreveport to hear them late at night.
Their set began at 10:30 p.m. and ended around midnight.
That’s what happened last night.
I’ll write more about the event in the days to come, but I wanted to share this video with you tonight. And share the great photo I was able to have taken with me and the band leader, Alexander.
Yes, I was about five people deep from the stage. Yes, I sang along with them. Yes, I was part of this very-alive show, and there’s not a thing anyone can do or say to me to regret a single second of it.
But instead of getting into that tonight, here’s the video I shot using my iPhone 4, pulling the video clips into Aperture 3, and then importing them right into Final Cut Express without having to convert them at all. Then it was just a matter of adding bumpers, and some commentary, and I doubled the audio track because it was recorded in a mono track.
You may enjoy reading about the first time I saw the band.