Quick Looksie from Coachella: Jonsi

I apologize for the delay but I have been traveling a lot for work and play and I must say it's been a great month!

The last couple of weeks have been filled with great music. Between getting new music, seeing a lot of amazing performances and listening to new music in my ears constantly. I have been strongly reminded how powerful music is. Every day the music you choose to play acts as a soundtrack to your life. Just like you pick your own choices to create your life.
At least that's what I like to think...just makes sense.

On that note, I really wanted to share with you quickly before I have to run off for the night (stay tuned for Coachella and NYC music highlights) one of my favorite performances at Coachella - Jonsi.

Jonsi (from Sigur Ros) just recently released his first solo album, "Go" on April 5. Prior to seeing him at Coachella, I had listened to the album 3-4 times and liked the first couple of songs the best. "Liked" quickly changed to amazing, beautiful, and pretty much life changing after each song was played on that stage. The show was on Sunday from 5:55-6:45 at the Outdoor Theatre, which was the second biggest stage. The weather was starting to get cooler from a pretty warm day in the desert and I was with my Coachella crew from Miami whom I stayed and traveled with from L.A. They were a great crew because they all like myself appreciate music very much and that is so crucial on this kind of adventure. Jonsi came out wearing a very appropriate outfit that made him blend in seamlessly with the desert landscape, a shamanic Indian-kitsch outfit to be exact...so I've read.

With the start of the first song "Go Do" (first on album), hearing his angelic voice and the combination of the other instruments played with great melody, I just knew it was going to be a fantastic show. It was that and more. One of the best things about a show like this is looking around and seeing so many people smiling, dancing, or even just swaying a little bit in a small area and being able to see something so special. Some concerts you never forget how happy you felt at that time and place. This was definitely one of those for me...I still get goosebumps and a big smile on my face thinking about it. If you ever have the chance to see him, do it!

Here are two clips in the meantime to familiarize yourself with him if you haven't already. One from for the first song of the live performance "Go Do" and the other must be a new song because it's not on the album. I've listened to it already 8 times while writing this!



1 comment:

TeenageElephant said...

I agree that show was beautiful. I have some pics of it here/review of it and some other shows that day here.

http://teenageelephant.blogspot.com/2010/04/coachella-day-3.html

That stage that day was incredible... Jonsi plus Phoenix Plus Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace. My other favorite from that day was Local Natives (being from LA its great to say an LA band finally get their big break/coming of age at Coachella). What were some of your other favorite shows?