Sunday, May 30, 2004

Josh Rouse

Went and saw Josh Rouse on Saturday.. I wasn't expecting much, considering i was only introduced to his music 1 week prior to the concert, but it was awesome!
Too bad Adelaide hadn't heard of him.. There were seriously only 50 people there. They should all meet crazy american people, so they can be introduced to GOOD american music. Actually, i was speaking to a friend's friend who i met at the concert, and she said that she ony knew who Josh Rouse was because she was introduced to him through a friend. It's the kind of music that you have to find out from through word of mouth.. you know how it goes:
"Have you met Josh Rouse?"
"Nopers.. Should i have?"
"Certainly! I'll bring him over the next time i see you! You'll LOVE him, he's great!"

et al.
Anyway, it was a pretty interesting night.. Beginning with a dinner with friends at an italian bistro in the city. It was Ghetto-Chris, Melissa, Liz, Tristophan and i, and we were wondering where all the people were. We passed 3 people- in the MIDDLE of the city, at 1900! Twas like a ghost town.
Anyway, ghetto chris, melissa and i were the only ones going to the concert afterwards, so we were escorted by the troupe to the concert venue, were we said our goodbyes.

The night was pretty slow to start. Doors open at 2000 for a 2100 start, but it started a bit later - i think the place was waiting for a few more people to show up. Unfortunatly not many did.
The support act was a guy called Paul Vallum. He was pretty good- had a quirky sense of humor, and was constantly advertising his support band "for the ladies in the audience".
"This is Jordan and Jim.. They're pretty cute don't you think?" and then;
"If anyone wants to request any zany 50's music or get phone numbers for Jordan or Jim, i'll be around after the concert.."

Josh came on shortly afterwards, and immediately said, (sarcastically) "My god, it's so crowded in here.." where do all the Adelaide people go after dark?
i wonder.

He and Curt the keyboard dude were excellent.. the music was so atmospheric, and it's amazing how 2 people can produce such music with only a guitar, a keyboard and their voices. Sometimes i wish i had such musical talent. If you want some advice, listen to their music. It will make you believe in life and love like you used to believe before you were caught up in the whole glamour of relationships nowdays.
Meanwhile, the girls in the audience were falling madly in love with Josh.
It was only afterwards, when they were packing up, that everyone realised that he was only 10cm taller than me(ie, really short). He was like a little pixie! But oh so cute, and well.. everyeone was really too drunk or too desperate to take any notice. I kinda felt sorry for the guy- especially when these 2 whores started latching themselves onto him big time.
I also felt sorry for Curt, and after Josh was hustled out of the venue by the 2 whores, we asked Curt if he'd like a lift to the Grace Emily- the place where Josh went. Anyway, it turned out that we had 6 people, and a 5 seat car. And for some reason, I ended up sitting in Curt's lap.. lol! Too bad i didn't bring a camera.

So while i've been in Adelaide, I've been to 3 concerts, and spoken to all 3 people up on stage after the show. Pete Murray, The butterfly effect and now Josh Rouse.
I guess sometimes it's good being in such a small town. It does have it's benefits afterall.

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