Re: Sean was pretty cool
Posted by **No Flies On Frank** on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:58:38 PM:
In Reply to: Sean was pretty cool posted by **JSL** on May 2, 2014 at 10:25:14 PM:
* Well this evening I went to the in store performance of Sean's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger who have a new album out called Midnight Sun. For those who heard the first album, it was mostly mellow acoustic songs. For this album Sean took the psychedelic/borderline hard rock route on most of the songs. In addition to Sean and his girlfriend Charlotte, the band had about four other members. In my opinion Sean has a decent but not great singing voice and it sounded like they added some echo to make him sound better. In my opinion Charlotte's actually a better singer. She had the lead on one song and I really dug her singing. But the thing that kept going through my head during the performance was "One of John Lennon's sons is right in front of me." There is something surreal about even seeing the son of a Beatle. I had a similar feeling when I saw Dhani Harrison at the same place a few years back.
* After the performance was over everyone got on line and waited for the equipment to be put away and for the autograph table to be set up. I would say there was roughly 150-200 people there so of course I knew the time speaking to Sean and Charlotte would be brief. But my impression of them was that they are quite eccentric but still seem nice. And I will say that Charlotte is probably one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life. Sean's doing pretty good there.:)
* I gave the album a listen when I got home. Some songs are really good and some need to grow on me.
I saw the GOASTT for the second time last night. I saw them in Boston back in 2010 and caught them again last night. I really love the music that they play. I liked the acoustic album and I think this album is more than a worthy follow-up. My gut feeling is that the two of them work together very well...Charlotte has enough of a musical sense and lyrical sense that Sean is able to use his talents to build stuff around her intuition. They produce a wide range of music. It's amazing how they can take an idea and run with it. The latest album creates a world of its own. Every song is good...and it's pretty rare that I say that.
I think when I first saw them in 2010, I had the same feeling...wow that's John's son in front of me. What I didn't expect was how much I actually would like the band's music. They're one of my favorite bands now. Last night when I saw them, I felt like I appreciated Sean and Charlotte more for their own creativity rather than the link to the famous father. Sean made a brief comment about how he really appreciated the support of the fans and didn't take it for granted as time keeps going and things change. After hearing that, I also felt like we shouldn't take Sean for granted. In my opinion, this latest album helps solidify his own legacy as a musician. There's no law that said he ever had to be part of a band which produced great music but he did. It could have turned out a lot of other ways. I'm thankful it didn't and that he and Charlotte are out there still making beautiful things for us to enjoy!
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