I Mother Earth
yesterday we went to the song release of Canadian alternative rock band I Mother Earth, but we didn’t get to hear the song . . . to be honest: I hadn’t heard of the combo until a few months ago. I tried myself as a cook in a Peruvian restaurant and the chef happens to be the drummer / percussionist of the band. he told me the story of his life as a musician and the newest tune they were recording and that it’s ‘going to be crazy’, it would hit the country like a bomb…’ Danni is passionate, that’s the truth, I listened to some songs with my wife on youtube, we were disappointed, that’s also part of the truth. the truth is different for everybody, we just couldn’t listen to a grungy, noisy and forceful Kurt-Cobain-like music that very night. they released ‘the devils engine’ anyways and we were invited to join cosy, little event to be one of the first to listen to it. that failed. they had a special lounge with bar set up for their community and two dozen Ipads, with the song on it, placed on chest high cubes. we decided to wait for the band to play the song for the first time live on stage.
we were impressed. the band gave a great show without any dumb talk or other signs of being out there just to fill their pockets with some money. they were authentic and I understand, why they still have a solid fan community, they’re real and they rock. Bryan Byrne, the singer of the band, just turned 40 and he’s the living prove of an understanding of a rock-spirit in a greater sense. he doesn’t act, he believes what he preaches and we could feel his power coming in little avalanches down the stage. some of the other band members look like weiners, who chose to live a more regular lifestyle, that fits into the boxes of a 9-5 adjusted environment, but they know how to play their instruments. Byrne is there to complete and to lead them whilst not behaving like a douche, but giving the audience the feeling, that he actually enjoys what he’s doing.
I’m probably not going to become a groupie and I’m not going to listen to their albums every day, but I’d go and see a concert, whenever I have the chance to – it was simple, it was good!
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