Friday, July 18, 2008

Gods Amongst Us

Watching these iconic performers last night left little doubt in my mind that there are some people on this earth that leave an indelible mark on our soul. Sting, The Police and Elvis Costello are such performers and the show at Sleep Train Ampitheatre last night was a wonderful place to be.
Here they are, living icons of the music world, performing songs that just the first note will immediately transport some of us back to a moment in our lives, some visual or emotional memory that is burned in. Songs that make a difference just by being fun... Roxanne, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. Love them!
Elvis Costello stood and sang at the mike, no jumping around like he might have in the early days of his performances but who cares. Here is a man with a brain for melody and lyrics that few can compare to. The dark humor of Watching the Detectives-- "she's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake... "
...or the wistful romance of Every Day I Write the Book--
"Don't tell me you don't know what love is
When you're old enough to know better
When you find strange hands in your sweater
When your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote
I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions"
Who thinks like that? Elvis Costello does and the world is a better place for it.


Anonymous Explore SACRAMENTO .com said...

I'm sure that was a hell of a show! I want to see Sting & The Police at live at least once in my life!

7:12 PM  

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