Death Cab For Cutie leap up narrow stairs

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“I just realized we didn’t introduce ourselves. How rude – we just barged into your house and don’t introduce ourselves,” observed Ben Gibbard from Seattle Washington’s Death Cab for Cutie four songs into the bands set.
The band played their first show at the “fabulous” Fox Theater outside of St . Louis University on October 13sth, 2008.
Starting up the night were fellow Washtonians, Fleet Foxes, who brought a greatly folksy quartet feel to the show, often with all four band members lending vocals.
During their set the theater itself seemed to draw more of their attention than the music with lead singer Robin Pecknold noting that it “looked like Citizen Kane’s house”, a “Tomb Raider set” as well as noting that he would love to live there.
While Pecknold, along with the most of the band, resembled as a fellow crowd member so elegantly put it, “someone I’d pick up on the side of the road,” the band sounded like an staggeringly good harmonized choir.
The short break in between bands ended quickly as the lights went down and the main attraction strolled onto the stage.
Death Cab for Cutie opened up with “Bixby Canyon Bridge” from 2008s’ “Narrow Stairs“. The song is the closest to being a wall of sound as it gets from a band known for quiet melodies, and modest, dark lyrics.
Though the entire band seemingly was having a good time and immediately kicked into what would be a great set, lead singer Gibbard opened with some technical problems which took the entirety of “Why’d You Want To Live Here” to fix.
Gibbard joked afterwards, “Is it okay at a rock concert to ask for a do over?” Though he later followed up that he thought we (the crowd) got the just of the song.
The crowd however didn’t exactly jump to their feet, perhaps due to the luxurious Fox Theater seating they were enjoying.
However, by the time the band kicked into “Soul Meets Body” off of 2005s’ “Plans” the crowd was fully enthused and ready to dance.
The band obliged with feet movers off the new cd. “I Will Possess Your Heart”, “Cath…”, and “No Sunlight” all got the crowd moving with bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Jason McGerr becoming well seasoned beat bringing professionals, who know there role in the band well.
The band seemed especially in good spirits with Harmer leaning down to the front row before “Possess” and saying “watch this, it’s going to be awesome” before launching into the opening bassline. At one point Gibbard also greeted a group of fellow flanners wearers with high fives all around.
Everything man Chris Walla switched between keyboards, guitar, backup singing duties and was a sort of spokesman for the band along with Gibbard.
Gibbard reached deep to find his most humble self possible for previous single “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”, as well as set closer “Transatlanticism”, with his voice ringing clear “I need you so much closer”, seemingly pouring out every ounce of heart he had left on the stage.
As the band left the stage, setting off for opening gigs with Neil Young in the following days, the crowd little by little walked up the stairs of the Fox and into the chilly fall air, seemingly hitting harder and fresher than ever before.

Death Cab Coming!

Ah the horrible part of shooting film is the awful gut wrenching wait to see how your pictures actually turned out! I will have the review of the show up by the end of the night, maybe a few pictures! Come back, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here’s a set list in the meantime.

Death Cab For Cutie – Fox Theater 10/13/08
“Bixby Canyon Bridge”
“The New Year”
“Why’d You Want to Live Here”
“Crooked Teeth”
“Long Division”
“Grapevine Fires”
“A Movie Script Ending”
“Company Calls”
“Title Track”
“Soul Meets Body”
“I Will Follow You Into the Dark”
“I Will Possess Your Heart”
“Cath…”
“No Sunlight”
“The Sound of Settling”
“Marching Bands of Manhattan”

Encore:
“Your Bruise”
“Title and Registration”
“Tiny Vessels”
“Transatlanticism”

Thank You John McCain

Just wanted to throw this out there. Today I saw the McCain I actually used to like, the John McCain who would defend Mexican immigrants when people at his rallies for senator would make racist statements. Today we saw the honorable McCain, who is being torn apart by his own morals, and the GOP’s lack thereof.

Here’s a few good McCain quotes from today,

We will be respectful. I admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments.

He’s a decent, family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with (him) on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.

I have to tell you, he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.

Hopefully, this McCain sticks around, honestly, I would have voted for him in 2000, it’s an awful thing that he lost to Bush in 2000, however the same people that ran Bush’s disgraceful campaign are now running McCain’s.

The reasons I would have supported 00′ McCain were his immigration reform, which he now say’s he wouldn’t vote for today, his push for homosexual rights, and his former support for capping c02.

How anyone could even think, let alone stand in front of cameras and say they couldn’t vote for someone because they are an Arab, is not only unsurprising from the far Christian right, but absolutely horrifying. Some of the things being said, and largely ignored by the GOP show a side of America that most people would love to ignore, but thanks to McCain and co, its increasingly becoming apparent that if something isn’t done, we might be.

The hatred Palin (mostly), and McCain are bringing out in the conservative half of America is down right SCARY. The statement put out by the RNC is disgraceful to me and “regular” Americans everywhere.

Barack Obama’s attacks on Americans who support John McCain reveal far more about him than they do about John McCain. It is clear that Barack Obama just doesn’t understand regular people and the issues they care about.

What I consider a regular America, myself, would NEVER yell things like “terrorist”, “kill him”, “bomb Obama”, or racially degrading someone like the poor African American camera man in Florida whom was called things that no one should ever have to deal with. So any one reading this that supports McCain, are you one of these regular Americans that they are speaking of?

This division is sure as hell not what this country needs, and if you feel this way about the many great American’s, over 5 million, who are of the Muslim religion, then you  have an awful grasp of the world as it is today.

I feel sorry for Mr. McCain, I know that this is not the person he is. Thankfully he is showing me that right now, but I worry his campaign has already went past the point of no return. It is over, he can’t go back without losing the base. He can save his dignity and moral soul by stopping this ridiculous rhetoric being put out by his assistants, and Palin.

So I beg you Senator McCain, remember your morals, the respectful person you started this campaign as, and please don’t let the hate mongers run your campaign into the mud like they are trying to run this country into the ground.