Nathan from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07
Last night I went to see The Gossip play live at The Kings Arms. I could not describe this experience to you completely. It was the most captivating concert I have been to this century. To be honest, I wonder if The Gossip cast a very powerful spell over me.
Hannah from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07
From the opening performances by The Hories and then The Coolies, the people gathered at The Kings Arms were hype. It reminded Mitton of being at a childrens birthday party. All the faces I saw were wide eyed with anticipation. Girls everywhere was giggling. It was not because of too much lemonade either. By the time The Gossip took to the stage, you would have sworn there was a lolly scramble about to take place.
Beth from The Gossip ! Live at Kings Arms Auckland 09.Dec.07
Nathans guitar and Hannahs drum kit must be married in music-land. My hands are too little to play the guitar, but when my headache goes away I am going to become a drummer. I could never be tired of listening to them play and to think that there will soon be a new album with another evolution of their sound is super exciting for my ears, and for 2008 in music. I will always have time to drink some margaritas and dance to their sound, with or without a vocalist. But.
If ever there was a Pied Piper to lead these Auckland children from pretension, her name would be Beth Ditto. It has been a long time since I have seen an Auckland crowd lose their cool, but it happened before my very eyes, from the moment Beth Ditto began to sing. Her voice was heart-breaking ! Her energy was a million times that of Richard Simmons ! Her jokes was mad funny !
We should all grow up to be a little bit like Beth Ditto.
That night, I walked out of The Kings Arms with a full heart. I felt happy and sad. I felt like a little seed of energy had been placed inside of me to help me grow. But I also wanted a time machine, immediately. I wanted to see it all over again.
Later, I realised if I had a time machine, I could also do other things with it. Like my cousin said I could go and invest in IBM. Or I could go back in time and not watch Boys on the Side. I think my first stop in the time machine would still be The Kings Arms on that Sunday night. Thank you, The Gossip. I hope you come back soon. You can borrow my time machine, if I get one.
This morning on Fleet I struggled to play anything other than what I heard last night, but you can have a listen here and if nothing else, roll your eyes at my inability to articulate like a proper growns up. May I also recommend you go to your local record store and pick up the new release of The Gossip Live in Liverpool ! I have been listening to it today, and so far it does not compare to what I heard last night. Ha ha. If you snooze, then you lose.
Back in the Saddle – Gene Autry
Made U Look – Nas
The Bomb – L7
Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
Are U That Somebody – The Gossip
Everything is Everything – Lauryn Hill
Rock Wit U – DJ Jazzy Jeff
Somethings Jumpin In Your Shirt – Malcolm McClaren
Go Fer Your Funk – Parliament
Yr Mangled Heart – The Gossip
Disco Peril – Kittyhawk
Motownphilly – Boyz II Men
Worst Comes To Worst – Dilated Peoples
Don’t You Pay Them No Mind – Nina Simone
Are U That Somebody – Aaliyah
Here I Come – The Roots
Careless Whisper – The Gossip
Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley