Big Orange Crayon

musical things

Long Since Forgotten (I think?), Amanda Rogers, Jim James, and Jonah's Onelinedrawing
Mother Earth's Cafe, Albany, NY
May 12, 2001

Pictures at the bottom!

You know, if I could remember to write reviews the night of the show or the day after, I wouldn't forget everything all the time, you know? Still, this was a lovely show and I had fun and I remember that, at least.

The first band to play was called Long Since Forgotten. I think. If that isn't their name, it's at least an ironic substitute. Either way, I liked them. They were kind of poppy-acoustic emo-ish, and I can't remember the names of the songs that I liked, but they were pretty - more melodic and less drony-moany than a lot of emo. So yay.

Amanda Rogers played next and I remember her better because I bought her CD. It's a her-and-a-piano affair, and I thought she was great. Probably my favorite song that she played was called "Puppet Girl" (I think) and she also did a really cool cover of "Something Vague" by Bright Eyes. It was funny - when she said she was going to do a cover, I was like "she's going to cover Bright Eyes!" and she did. Weird. Anyway, she was awesome.

Next was Jim James. He was neat. I think he was sort of pop-folk in the Vermont vein. I liked him a lot, but it was a long weekend so I don't really have much more to say...

Jonah's Onelinedrawing was last (for me, anyway - I left early when another band was setting up) and he was amazing, just like the last time he was in Albany, which was almost exactly a year ago. I think this time I enjoyed him even more since I knew a lot of the songs and had a better idea of what he was all about. I really think he's a genius, and if he's ever in your town, go see him. I just get this feeling of honesty and purity from him, which is a really lame thing to say but when you see him, you'll know what I mean. When he first came on, I was thinking "Oh I hope he plays 'Aeroplanes'" and he started off with "Aeroplanes". I don't know what was up with me that night. He sang beautifully and I was really amazed with how quickly he could go from singing softly to screaming without it sounding weird. He's just cool like that I guess.

Lots of pictures this time (they came out better than I thought - it was really dark by the end)

Long Since Forgotten:

Amanda Rogers:

(Jonah joined Amanda for a little bit, and then Amanda played for Jonah, too.)

Jim James:

Jonah's Onelinedrawing:

yada yada yada: Nikkormat FTN, Fuji Superia 1600, 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.5 Nikkors. Shutter speeds from 1/8 to 1/60. Yay.
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