It was a Saturday night—I was out, seeing a band. My phone battery was at a critical low. The music happening on stage was incredible. A full stage of musicians sending emotionally fragile but powerful songs right at me: weird song structure, intense instrumental texture, and vocal phrasing like I’ve never heard before. My dying phone stayed in my pocket, and I weighed my options, “I need my phone to last through the night…but if I don’t record this moment on my phone, and post a video, how will anyone know it happened? How will anyone know what they are missing?”
A few weeks later, after a show my own band played, my friend (and now collaborator) Chris Boss and I talked at the bar for a couple of hours…a conversation that covered life and music and writing and avoiding regret by taking action… which resulted in a napkin-sketch of this blog.
What We’re All About
We Saw Music is a place where contributors of all ages, any-kind-of-music lovers, can publish an essay about a time they saw excellent live music. We’re lucky to live in a town that can support many, many artists and bands, multiple genres, and several great venues-- so we want to know: What moves you at a late night show at Al's or The Green Lantern or Best Friend Bar? What bucket-list show did you see at The Burl or Cosmic Charlie's? Which shows impacted your week, or your month? We want the facts, but we also welcome artistic musings about why the third seat from the left at Twisted Cork is your favorite place to learn about the world through someone else’s voice. We want lots of different perspectives; that’s why we want you to contribute!