Video Question to Talkers
posted by January 21 at 12:58 PMon
Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher played an acoustic set to a sold out Tractor Tavern this past Friday. They stitched up their watery nocturnes and turned January into a summer night. Phil toasted old Ballard and Jesse dug into the people talking at the bar. “It’s probably the people who live in the condos,” she said. The hum of chatter did seem loud, especially in the context of the acoustic performance.
Jesse and Philís set and sounds were satiated and resonant. With no bass and drums, Jesse was able to hang her snug vocals right in your ear like a ghost you know is there, but arenít afraid of. Phil coated and drew sounds from his DeArmond Starfire Special guitar. The man paints the setting sky of the planes and thatís all there is to it. Jon Hyde on pedal steel joined in for a few. Jon was winging it, but didnít sound like he was winging it. Wing Commander, more like it.
Question to talkers: why go to a club, pay the cover, and then talk during the entire set? Why not go to a club where thereís no live band? Youíll be saving money by not having to pay a cover. I think itís valid in the case of this Sykes set because it was acoustic. When the music is way loud and the crowd-talk doesnít cut in, thatís ok, itís not disrupting anything. But when you see that itís an acoustic set, and the singer is asking you to be a bit quieter, so she can hear her guitar, is it really not possible for you to shut your fucking mouth for a few songs worth of music?
Please forgive the darkness of the footage. Damn it was dark in there: