First up: Mayer Hawthorne
|Me, Karla, Mayer|
Yesterday Drew was in the New York Times, and needless to say we were beside ourselves with excitement. If you are unfamiliar with Mayer Hawtorne here is a taste of loveliness that your ears have been begging for. Maybe So Maybe No, is my favorite song. The video is pretty sweet and I have to give Henry DiMaio some major credit for standing out above the pack:
|North Coast Music Festival 9/5/10|
One of my favorite aspects of the show is the eclectic crowd. In a city as segregated as Chicago it is rare to see the races, ages, hipsters, hip hop heads interact. Mayer Hawthorne is one of the rare catlysts that bring these groups together-that in itself should explain the magic of these performances.
Finally, I would like to add Strange Arrangement is one of those CD's that you can listen to straight through on repeat. Yes, it is in the ranks of "Nevermind" "College Dropout" "Rage Against the Machine" "Off the Wall" "Reasonable Doubt" "Are You Experienced?" and "Midnight Marauders." I'm sure you're thinking "Yeah, right you're just saying that because you know the dude." To that I say: if you remotely like or love any of the aforementioned albums I implore you to check out Strange Arrangement. It would behoove you to give it a try. Trust me your ears and soul will dance.