I went two concerts this week which were both brilliant, memorable. But utterly different experiences.
3 February, Brighton, Komedia: Lindi Ortega.
4 February, Brixton, O2 Academy: Massive Attack.
Lindi, a new favourite, whose music has been central to me over the past couple of years.
Massive Attack, old favourites, whose music has been central to me over the past couple of decades.
Random thoughts, during and after…
Like an old Tin Star
Cigarettes and Truckstops
Black dress, red boots
I’m blessed to be on this stage
Tears Look out California
Champagne James Robertson
Ring of Fire with spaced out guitar
The essence of something
Tell it like it is
Massive Attack Cinematic
Safe from Harm
Sitting changes things
Jamaica and Roma
In the shadows
Girl I Love You
Yeah we know bad things happen
Lindi succeeded on an emotional, immediate level. You were part of the experience. Massive Attack were a work of art, with an amazing soundtrack. To observe, admire, only occasionally really engage with on that emotional level. Or so I found on the night.
But the impact of both was strong. Two ends of my musical spectrum. Both treasured. Future memories.