Saturday, May 14, 2005

Bright Eyes

I first became aware of Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes when they opened for Springsteen and REM at the Philly "Vote For Change" show last year. You could clearly hear how amazingly, talented Oberst was that night.

Listening to the 2005 release "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning" over the last few weeks, it is hard to see how a better album will be put out this year. Buy it now!

One verse from "Landlocked Blues," which is my favorite song on the album, strikes a particular chord with me:

"But greed is a bottomless pit.
And our freedom's a joke we're just taking a piss.
And the whole world must watch the sad comic display,
If you're still free start running away."

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