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The Weepies: The Canal Room, 12/2/06

Well, it’s that time of year again, when music blogs the world over start publishing their "Top 10 of 2006" lists.  I haven’t even begun to think about a Top 10, for a couple of reasons:

1) Why do you need another Top 10 List?
2) Isn’t it clear I only listen to music from the ’70s and ’80s?

I’m sure I could come up with a Top 10.  But I probably won’t.  Instead, I’ll just go ahead and tell you that Say I Am You by The Weepies is my favorite album of 2006.  There were plenty of really good albums this year, but only one album made my heart ache and knees weak.  Only one album was so beautiful that a bridge actually woke me as I was drifting off to sleep.

So yeah, I like The Weepies.  I’d been looking forward to seeing the concert at The Canal Room for months.  Jess and I got our spots directly in front of the stage and spent 90 minutes mesmerized.

Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, along with their band, played a mixture of material from Say I Am You, their previous album Happiness, as well as songs from their solo albums.  (One, in particular, "Sing Me To Sleep" from Tannen’s Big Señorita, gave me chills.)

And as I tend to do, I took photos.  Click below to see the full set, but here are a few of my faves.  I also got full video of their Christmas song, "All That I Want," but it’s around 300 MB.  If anybody can recommend a cheap (okay, free) way to compress, I’ll put it on YouTube.


Photos:  The Weepies, Canal Room 12/2/06

  • Unlike you, I’m doing a year-end list…mainly because I’m required by my employer, but whatever; point is, I can say with absolute certainty (because I’ve seen it in black & white) that Say I Am You is also in my Top Five. Maybe Top Two.
    Oh, and great shots, Ross!

  • Custom Branded Capo! Sweeeeeeeet.
    I totally want an "Evil Prince Ludwig the Indestructible" Capo.
    The only Weepies song I have heard thus far is "All That I Want" (thank you Mr. Jefito and your holiday mixtape). It’s lovely. I will be checking them out.

  • I never would have noticed that capo!

  • Jason, it’s my top CD of the year, too….and when I saw them here in Atlanta this spring I was blown away. A definite case of 1+1=3…so great as solo artists, but so much more together…Here’s my post-show post ;-)http://lucas.blogs.com/following/2006/04/my_heart_wont_s.html

  • Hey Jason Did you tape this show??  I would love to here this show. Or maybe  you can direct me where to get the show?

  • Sorry, Darren, I didn’t tape it and I have no clue who might have.

  • Do you have a set list for the show?

  • Yes.  It’s in my photo album linked in the above post.

  • Salut tout le monde,
    Well I recorded the show, I mean I tried, with my dear camera, but it looks good at the end, and you can see it on:
    I allowed myself to give there your adress so that people can see pictures. You know what Jason, I remember you so well! I was one girl on the left in front of the stage. Such a perfect evening… really.
    See you soon!