Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eyes Lips Eyes

Press play now so you can listen while you read like I like to do:



In my teen years, I loved supporting the local music scene in Utah. I spent every weekend from 13 to 17 going to at least one concert. One night, this was in 2004, I saw a band called The Elizabethan Report and hit them up. They were all very nice, and that sparked a love interest for me. I messaged them on MySpace constantly. I was deemed their number two fan. I went to all of their concerts. Around 2007, when they had been going through a lot of changes, they left the scene for a little while to work through it all.

When they came back a year or so later, they had a lady who joined them. I was still digging the music but wasn't digging the lady. I went up to the merch table that first night they were back, and she was standing there. I asked to have a CD for free, and the woman said no. I was mortally offended and informed her how important I was meaning I deserved it for free. She still said no. I waited til she left the table then purchased the damn CD anyway. I proceeded to inform the band I didn't like their new member, and I wouldn't support them as long as she was in the band. Yeah, I was THAT dramatic. I went home that night and opened up their CD. At the end of the long list of names for people they thanked, mine was the very last. I was pretty embarrassed.

A long while after that, I went to see another show of theirs. This was after the lady left because even though I knew I was being petty, I couldn't give up the act. I sent them an email after the show telling them I was sorry, and they sounded great. I didn't see them again ever after that.

They eventually moved to LA, and I eventually moved to Denver. They changed their name to Eyes Lips Eyes. I followed them closely but not creepy close like before. I saw they released a couple albums and got my paws on both. The other week, I was on Facebook and decided to go to their page. I saw they were coming to Denver, and even better, it was a night that I already had off of work.

I wondered certain things like, "Will they remember me?" "How awkward will this be?" I went for it anyway. When I saw Tony, I hiked my pants up and ventured right on over. He casually said "hey" as a pleasantry to whoever this person was that walked up to him, and he did a double take. He seemed very excited to see me, and he took me over to talk to the rest of the band. Everyone seemed genuinely excited to see me. They all said they've wondered what I've been up to, and the feeling was mutual. It was such an amazing experience. I felt giddy as all get out. They put on an amazing show, as always. I was so starstruck and infatuated all over again.

I described it to my mother today as looking through a live photo album. It made every stress of the last few weeks disappear. Seriously so happy to have had that experience.


Duff and I


Tessi, Duff, and I


So excited


Tony, who got married in September, too bad?

Did you enjoy the song I put at the start? I took video from the concert if you want to watch more, here and here.

Here's their website. Here's their youtube. I'm giving you all this info because if you like them, they're trying to release a CD. It's on PledgeMusic. They've got lots of fancy pledge options, and I really want what I pledged for. If they don't reach their goal, they can't release the CD, and I don't get what I pledged for! Ahh! So please, if you like them, consider it. Here's the link.

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