I have a friend who is a definite player. Thing is, he’s to a point now where his friends are having trouble keeping up with all the antics and girls that were a part of them. Thus when he mentions something that triggers a story, one of the friends in the group will kick in with part of it as well. He’ll attempt to downplay what he did at any given point. Friends on the other hand join in and the reality of the situation ends up coming to light in front of a new girl. More than he likely wants. Yesterday was such an occasion.
A birthday for a former roommate of his led to gathering of people at his place prior to the event. BBQ, beer, music, and friends. Never a dull moment. Especially when those stories start flying. The amazing thing is that in the face of it, a vast majority of the girls presented with his antics tend to be pretty darn cool about it on the surface. Those stories are funny, there’s no doubt about it. Those same stories always lead to the eventual collapse of any burgeoning relationship. Usually not until the girl becomes one of those stories, sometimes with hours, day or weeks. Very few last more than 2 months. Hence, why he has so many.
I give yesterday’s excursion a week. Two tops.
As the saying goes: You can run from your past, but you can’t hide.
The question of the day as it relates to Sarah’s song is, would you want to get caught by someone like this? With my buddies track record it seems the answer so far is an equivocal – no. Someday there will be a woman who can challenge him. But it will be like a major sporting event. A big chase, a big race, maybe like the Daytona 500. Lots of lead changes and pit stops. I think it will take a woman who has done the female version of his life to reel him in. Or at the very least allow herself to get caught by him.
Sarah’s delivery is a very rootsy, earthy vibe. I give her a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale for unique in her vocal timbre. That’s a double edged sword. People will either like it or dislike it. The great thing is, its perfect for a niche audience. The quirky nature of something like a Garden State soundtrack or something. Maybe even Juno.
I spied from Sarah’s web pages that she’s performed at several good sized folk festivals. Including one near my old stomping grounds in Snowbird (not extremely far from Park City). Sarah gives the impression in her pictures that she’s having an extreme amount of fun playing live. That’s a plus quality as well. I really like playing live. I certainly have fun on stage too. Which is a perfect reason why you ought to look Sarah up for a house concert. That’s how I came across Sarah. Via a recommendation at concertsinyourhome.com. Bring her brand of singer/songwriter folk to your neck of the woods. Invite some friends and have some fun.
Now go enjoy your Sunday!