and I didn’t quite have the reaction I was expecting. I thought I was going to be incredibly emotional the whole time, considering how gripping (for lack of a better word) and beautiful his songs are. But he managed to keep the whole show really light-hearted, even E is for Estranged and Don’t Let the Audience Die were relatively upbeat, and he just looked like he was having so much fun on stage I couldn’t help bopping around with him. Even the opening act, Snowblink, was good! Now I just feel so happy, I haven’t felt this entirely content with things in a long time. I hope the feeling doesn’t wear off overnight.
“Art is not supposed to be easier! There are a lot of things in life that are supposed to be easier. Ridding the world of heart attacks, making the roads smoother, making old people more comfortable in the winter, but not Art. Art should always be tough. Art should demand something of you. Art should involve foot-pounds of energy being expended. It’s not supposed to be easier, and those who want it easier should not be artists. They should be out selling public relations copy.”— Harlan Ellison