Took a break

I finally got to have a bit of a break Sunday night, and Kris and I went and saw Jason Mraz. As Kris so deftly put it, "Before we went to the concert I liked Jason Mraz, now I love him." We had an absolutely wonderful time. The show was at the Roseland Theater downtown, a really small venue, without a bad view in the house. The music was loud and fun, and Jason is a fantastic showman.

The show started with Marcus Eaton and the Lobby, a band I never heard before, but that I tapped my foot to the entire time. I ordered their latest CD of course :). Next was Chantal Kreviazuk, who gave a less than inspiring performance. I've never wanted to boo anyone before, but I was close...

Then we finally got to Jason. His voice is so much better in person than his albums let on. He's able to hit operatic style high notes, as well as the gritty blues that just get to ya...

His band did a ton of improv, even bringing a few audience members on stage to grab the mic with them :). Needless to say, I'll be seeing Jason again the next time he's in town. Now if he was only still selling some of his older albums... I heard too many songs I didn't know, but I can't get most of them anymore....

Posted by Daniel Short on May 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM | Categories: Rambling -



Danilo wrote on 05/29/03 6:06 PM

How about offering to do some web work for back catalog CDs? How about offering a stop button on the music on the front page, I tried the link to hear a message from jason, but it was drowned out by the "background" music.
Daniel Short

Daniel Short wrote on 05/29/03 6:06 PM

Looks like he's already got a decent designer though :). I've never heard any music on the front page, wonder what preference in IE I've clicked :)

Joel wrote on 05/30/03 3:58 AM

You know, The first time I ever heard Jason Mraz was on ... it was an acoustic version of The Remedy. It was just him and his acoustic guitar, and he rocked the freakin mic! That being said, I didn't much like the album version of that song, a bit too ... "produced". But still, dude's got skilz
Daniel Short

Daniel Short wrote on 05/30/03 3:59 AM

I always prefer live/acoustic over produced. I got Marcus Eaton's CD yesterday, and while it's pretty good, it doesn't do them justice after I heard them live :).