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they might be psycho killers but tonight I really don't care so I say turn up the music

This is my life in order of importance lately:

Work = batshit busy lately
Family = checking in on my mom regularly and trying to figure out how to get home for Christmas
Sleep = running into a serious deficit now
Fandom = twice as batshit busy as work...but it doesn't pay the rent. Which is due Thurs. Dammit, have to remember to mail that tomorrow.
Apartment = in desperate need of a good fall scouring/smudging/organization
Laundry = enough done to provide clothing for this week; ignoring the rest until the weekend. Or next week. Depending.
Television = weeks behind on most programs. Occasionally catch up on some during dinner, like Pushing Daisies or Dirty Sexy Money. Waiting for hiatus just to have a chance to omg catch up. I hope.

So I said to hell with all of the above tonight and went with [info]luciamad to go see Jens Lekman because a) he's one of the best (if not the best) modern songwriters, b) he's from Sweden so the chances of seeing him again any time soon are minimal, and c) I haven't stopped listening to his new album Night Falls Over Kortedala for the past two weeks.

It was awesome.

We were at the Paradise over on Commonwealth, which is a tiny, amazing rock club--probably my favourite place in Boston to see a show. We were in the center back of the room and that was seriously probably 20 feet from front of the stage. And Jens.

His band is incredible. He's incredible. They did an hour or so set, then were called back for a two-song encore, after which they got called back again, and Jens did two more songs, including a cover of Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al--sans chorus, which was incredible. He actually had to say he had to leave because his throat was closing up on him; we'd have begged him for more all night.

If you have a chance to go see him while he's touring, go. I'm serious. You won't regret it. And if you've never heard his music before, here, have a couple of songs. If you like quirky, witty, smart, slightly melancholic lyrics combined with sparkling bright music, I highly, highly recommend locating his albums Oh You're So Silent Jens and Night Falls Over Kortedala.

Jens Lekman - Black Cab My first Jens song, courtesy of Luc, and still my absolute favourite.
Jens Lekman - A Postcard For Nina Dude. It's a song about being a beard for a lesbian. Awesome. I can't stop playing this song.
Jens Lekman - Sipping On The Sweet Nectar A bit of a bittersweetly 70s feel, light and airy and frothy.
Jens Lekman - A Sweet Summer's Night On Hammer Hill A fun, delightful earworm.
Thinking: tired tired
Singing: Jens Lekman: Black Cab

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