Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'd like to dance with you, if you'd like me to.

So, last Friday (so long ago!) Mama and Daddy snuck away and went to see Devendra Banhart play at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma.
If you know Devendra, you know what an awesome treat this was. If you don't, poke around the internet a bit and you'll soon learn. Most of my near and dear friends don't quite share the same degree of (ahem) enthusiasm that I have for the man and his mythical music. Which made the morning after kind of stifling for me, for there was no one to get super excited with me about all the details still swimming melodically around in my head.
But my husband, dear man, was with me all the way.
I still vividly remember when two good friends of ours introduced us to Devendra's first album. They actively argued about which songs should be played in which sequence to properly initiate us. I think they went with Pumpkin Seeds, then Michigan State and for days I couldn't stop singing Legless Love, Spider Love. (Still with me?)
This was about seven years and four or five albums ago, and we've all come a long way since then, but the love hasn't died.
As for the show, he absolutely rocked. I'm sorry I don't have a picture to share, but I was much too engrossed. He played Mama Wolf (my song) and everyone in the theater was howling by the end.
Nothing like letting go in a room full of people who've let go, too.
His music may not be for everyone, but Oh Me Oh My, it is for me.

3 comments:

soulyluna said...

"Which made the morning after kind of stifling for me, for there was no one to get super excited with me about all the details still swimming melodically around in my head. "

HUMPH!!!!

Mrs. Jones said...

oh, dear, i meant LATER that day! i was hanging out all day and night with people and not talking about it. you in the morning was cream cheese frosting on that cake.

soulyluna said...

;) mucho mejor