The Legendary...

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On monday, me and my little brother On Space had the privilege of witnessing - yeah, not watching, but witnessing - The Roots live at the Sheperds Bush Empire. I've left it a day to write about it because I didn't want the initial excitement to cloud my judgement and say things I didn't actually mean. But it makes no difference. I'm pretty sure, in fact, I'm utterly convinced, that I have witnessed the best concert of my life. 6, excellent, generous musicians, performing a mesmerising 2 and a half hour set of top-notch, ecclectic, no rules but to please, fantastic music. I have searched the internet for a clip of their live gigs, but nothing I could find did any justice to what they perform on stage, or rather, my bro has, and he found this clip of ?uestlove playing a beat duet with The Roots' percussionist. The sound isn't great but you get an idea.

Seeing them again is definately on my list of things-to-do-before-I-die.

Tomorrow, by the way, I'm going to catch The Roots drummer ?uestlove dj'ing at the Jazz Cafe. Judging by his record collection, it should be a brilliant night.

Word.

4 comments:

Carlos el rojo said...

La envidia me corroe. The Roots en directo. Menudo par de cabrones con suerte. Cagontó. A ver cuándo se pasan por Coruña… bleh.

Anonymous said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SxubOCgOI1w

Je,je... O Sp

Carlos el rojo said...

Joder qué bestia parda. Como molan. Dios, el directo tiene que ser brutal.

leno said...

¡Aaaaaaaaaah! ¡Esto es totalmente injusto! No puede ser que tengas tanta suerte... Te tengo una envidia profundamente malsana, la peor envidia del mundo. Que lo sepas. Te odio. Muchísimo. Te odio sin remedio. Creo que voy a reventar de la envidia...¿Alguien sabe cuánto tarda en desaparecer este color verde tan horroroso?