Following the hurricane that is sxsw, we drove 13 hours to get costa mesa for our show Monday. It's almost too predictable that what you predict rarely happens. For instance, I made plans to see Washed Out, Pomegranates, and The xx at sxsw. Instead I saw Choir of Young Believers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and the Globes. I didn't think I'd get to see the Walkmen at all and yet I saw them twice! It's hard to share what exactly it is that makes the Walkmen such a perfect band to me and the guys. They just fit my being, my mindset, my language.
So we thought we'd drive 13 hours from albquerque to costa mesa to play a thin monday night show. Instead, some of our favorite fans were all there, and the place was completely packed. We sold out of all our merch and we met some wonderful people.
You think you've got your music all figured out and yet you change parts completely mid tour.
You think you played the show of your life, and you get a shite review. You think you played the most mediocre show ever and you get a touchingly glowing review.
In conclusion, I think the trick and beauty to all of this is to..just enjoy the ride. :)
for now, i will get some rest and catch up on my zzz's.