Life During Wartime

LDWT written by the great David Byrne is one of my favorite songs of all-time. This video was shot live at a show Central Florida late summer 2013. We certainly knew the cameras were rolling, what you can’t see here is the fact that this song was not on the set list; the band had never played it before. We went on late, way later than we expected, we were tired with no sleep from previous night, it was crazy hot, bugs and giant mosquitoes every where. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I just broke into the song the guys followed, if we were going over the cliff, we were going together. It felt great to play it, but I was sure it had to have felt a lot better than it actually sounded. As it turns out, its pretty dam good for a totally unrehearsed tune. The guys were “going to get it’ from the first bar, but you can really hear when Miguel is certain (well reasonably certain) of the changes, he lays into the drums like ledge hammer. The music made the miserable conditions of those shows disappear in an instant.

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