a few weeks ago, madi invited me last minute to see joe pug at the state room in salt lake. she even picked me up, like a good date should.
i had listened to joe a little, but it had been years. his songs are like lullaby's. soothing & soft. his voice sounds like what i imagine listening to your grandpa sing to you on the front porch of a cabin in the woods would sound like.
the state room is set up with church pews, stadium style. we sat on the front row and just melted into our bench. it was so relaxing, so refreshingly calm--words i'd never thought i'd attach to a concert.
the night, the music, the place--it was so easy to get lost in my own thoughts & feel isolated, accompanied by the blue-grassy voices crooning in the background. i could put the music right in front of me and listen intently to the lyrics. but then i could put the music behind me and see my thoughts, played out on the black carpet in front of me. the music served as a perfect backdrop for my busy head that night.
& these lyrics, yes yes yes:
"i've come here to get high,
to do more than just get by,
i've come to test the timber of my heart."