Tricky / Free

I saw Tricky live last night, and I have a couple of things to say about it.

First, it's undoubtedly going to be one of the best shows I will ever see. Another artist I'd love to go see every week forever..I would not get tired of it. The man puts off just an incredible *bleep*ing show..just go see him yourself, cause words are useless. Tracks for the new album sounded amazing, too (I like to hear new songs in concert before from a record if at all possible).

Second is this idol worship thing. One of the things which was both amazing and terrible about the show was when he went into the crowd at the end, still singing, eventually leaving through the same door everyone else was. The band kept playing while he was hugging fans, signing autographs, getting pictures taken with people, etc. At first he seemed pretty happy to do this, but by the end overtly uncomfortable and...sad. No one else seemed to notice though..everyone was grinning, crowded around him, asking for autographs, etc.

I'm ashamed to say I took a picture during this commotion. Security had said before we went in cameras were not allowed..not sure if this was on Tricky's request or not, but I decided I would respect it either way and left my camera during the show in my jacket at my seat, before I joined the crowd at the front of the stage. Anyway, grabbed my coat during all this, on my way out, behind him and everyone else..took a picture. I've since deleted it because I feel horrible about being part of the frenzy it was..and based on what, really? The music was amazing -- that was all I needed. I wanted to get a hug from him as that is a personal thing but by the end I was just sad too and said *bleep* it and left instead of waiting around. I could see it easily on his face..I don't understand why everyone else couldn't too and couldn't just leave him be...

I've since read he's uncomfortable with fame, which was rather cathartic to learn. A kindred spirit. I don't need a *bleep*ing picture taken with him.

"Don't be in love with the autograph, just be in love when you scream that song.."

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kik36 Apr 1, 09
Never heard of him. Can't say I'm totally up to speed on today's music though. My wife's ipod was stolen out of her car and we can't really afford to replace it right now.......$350 down the drain, such a waste. Anywho, we're kind of stuck listening to our old CD's lately. Though I did take advantage of a Final Fantasy disc that was on sale on Amazon for only $15......regularly $85!!

I will have to check him out and see what it's like.
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chautemoc Apr 1, 09
Sucks about the ipod!

Well he's been around for quite awhile..
Glad you will check him out -- can't recommend him enough. If I recall some of your tastes correctly, he should be right up your alley.
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kik36 Apr 1, 09
My tastes vary widely. I would say the era I am most fond of is the whole West coast gangsta shit. LMFAO I was born and raised in San Diego, Cali and grew up right in the middle of all of that. So yeah, I still drink 40's of Old English and throw on some Snoop, Dre, Eazy E, E-40, etc for old time's sake.

And even with all of that west coast blood in me, I still have 4 Wu-Tang tattoos and rock it with the best in the East as well

BUT I am a HUGE sucker for blues......especially Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, Joplin, and most recently my wife has got me hooked on Melissa Etheridge and Pat Monahan. When I say diverse, I mean it!! LMAO Tekmosis was supposed to hook me up with the Teriyaki Boyz too, but he's holdin' out on me so far!!!
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chautemoc Apr 1, 09
I am scared of you now. I warn you I'm allergic to lead pipes and guns.

Melissa Etheridge is going TOO diverse.
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kik36 Apr 1, 09
Oh no worries, I don't use a lead pipe......but I do have this neat little folding tire iron that works well! LOL I only kid.

Melissa's Christmas album not go over well with ya? LMAO
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