June 5, 2009
FA at Largo
I wish every show I saw was at Largo. It has the best accoustics, and you have to sit down, which is generally my live music position of choice. Last night I paid a visit to see the Watkins Family Variety Show. Special guests included John Paul Jones on mandolin, John C. Reilly on guitar and vocals and - my true reason for attending - Fiona Apple, being Fiona Apple. Ever since she canceled her tour in the spring of 2000 on the very day I was standing in line to buy tickets, I've been fated to miss her shows - so there was some discombobulation in store when she slipped out on stage, just a few feet from the front row where I was sitting. I can't quite describe it.
Tomorrow, I'm going back to Largo to see Jon Brion again. But before that - Ti West and I will be embarking on a top secret mission into the Northern desert. We don't know quite what awaits us there, but we're fully prepared to come emerge from this journey enlightened, or lobotomized, or perhaps even to find that all of Southern California has finally shaken itself free of the minland and is drifting off into the Pacific. Something like that.
Posted by David Lowery at June 5, 2009 12:31 AM
Damn, I wish I could have gone to the Watkins show last night. Glad you had a good time. Largo is hands down the best place to catch a show in this town. Friday nights with Jon Brion are always amazing.
Posted by: Joe Cortez at June 5, 2009 10:54 AM