I'm breaking my blogging drought having just met an imposing and important deadline that loomed immediately after returning from three weeks on the road.
I was working on said project last night when I unexpectedly got a call around 5:30PM from the ever-delightful Mojo, who said something to the effect of: "So, Sia put me on the list for her show tonight and Matt's somewhere on the Sinai Peninsula, you wanna go?"
Oh how I love Sia. I knew she was in town and have had her penciled in on my calendar for months, but in the intervening period I got super busy and the show sold out. Dia was busy with a networking event until late and I only had a giant pile of work to do so . . . since nothing clarifys the mind like a deadline and since I was already working under one, why not add another?
I focused, cranked, and we met up at around 9PM and went to the show. Not being a music maven, I'm still somewhat in awe of the moments when I'm "on the list" and what could be better than being on the list for an artist you love with someone you love who you haven't seen in months? Nothing.
Sia was stellar. She was charming as always but more in charge of things on stage than at the previous performances I've seen. She's gettin' comfortable being a rockstar and that's a great thing to watch unfold.
I've often found (and just as often forgotten) that live music is a tonic for the soul. When you are in the same room as someone who's inhaling the same air you're breathing but exhaling something glorious and ineffable it makes me, at least, feel grateful for being alive and being human.
Thank you Mojo!