Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Bryan John Appleby may, in fact, cure what ails you.

I regularly wish for a magic wand to wave. If I had it, the technology they teased us with in The Jetsons would presto change-o exist and I'd not have to depend on cheap airplane seats and work schedules to allow me to pop into any part of the world I wanted. And, more specifically, I'd get to be at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City in just over two weeks to sit at Bryan John Appleby's feet, quietly demanding triple and quadruple encores out of him. And there would be campfire songs after that while the snow fell and people would put off breathing for an hour, lest we cover up the beauty of the long moment. Am I laying it on too thick? Am I, really? 

I'm not sure how well known he is in those parts just yet (and, if I had that wand, I'd wave it and change that noise real quick, too), but that's so entirely beside the point. Selfishly, I want to be there more than I want most things right now. On a bigger scale, perhaps, those who love the best kind of music ought to put aside whatever they're doing to be there as well. Especially if they're within a few hours of a drive. It'd do good things for their hearts, that's what I think. *

Show's on January 21st (since you were asking). And it'll blend well with that winter weather.


DHR said...

I'm cured.

Katie said...

We tried to go to his show in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge. Sold out! We were disappointed and no amount of drinking could make up for it. Next time, I'll be prepared.