last night i headed over to Mercury Lounge after stuffing my face at Lombardis to see Aeon Spoke, a band I have been waiting for for what seems like forever to return to New York after seeing them in late 2003. But the wait was well worth it and I have to say most that the fairly packed room probably agrees with me. Lead singer Paul Masvidal's soaring vocals are nothing less than gorgeous, and he is a joy to watch on stage. There's something wonderful and yet also so melancholy about their songs. My only complaint is that my favorite song was left out of their set (but you can hear it here - right click save as), but that was a small price to pay for such a fantastic set.
I also got to catch up with my friend Rob, who I haven't seen in a million years (last CMJ?). And I also now totally have a wedding to crash because he announced that he's getting married! Congrats!!!!! Rob is one of the coolest people I have ever met, and I wish I saw him more often. And Aeon Spoke too for that matter.