I’m taking some time before we start our crazy schedule with The Invisible Plan, and utilizing it to its fullest for inspiration.
I spent the weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco. Being side/on stage watching one of my all time favorites, The Roots, was probably one of my most exciting concert experiences, to feel the percussion and passion and basically feel like a 7th member (haha) just enjoying what truth in music feels like….
Sia is such a beautiful person, and I haven’t gotten to see her live until now. She has a stellar band, and it sounded even better than the record.
Muse of course did their thang and killed it in front of what seemed to be 100,000 people. I did not stay for Arcade Fire, because I would rather see them in a smaller setting, and I was getting burnt out.
Other great acts: Latryx with Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker, and Major Lazer. I heard Mavis Staples killed it but I cannot be in two places at once.
Outside Lands Warren Haynes
The biggest surprise of motherfucker musicians for me was Warren Haynes. I am not a Govt Mule or Dead fan, and he brought a fuck-you-blues/gospel show that was unbelievable. I had gone to a smaller, more private show on Sunday night… When I get to see people who are this legendary, the craftsmanship and the history they bring—reminds me that until I breathe my last breath, I’m doing this.
This is part of The Invisible Plan.