LOST IN THE NOISE

December 4 — ALL THE YOUNG DUDES, Mott the Hoople (1972)

img_1692If memory serves, last night was the fifth time I’ve seen Alejandro — with the True Believers at VZD’s and SXSW in about 1988; with Buick McKaine opening for Son Volt in Fayetteville in 1997; acoustic with David Pulkingham at rhe Cactus Cafe in Austin around 2008; and last night. I love that he’s such a fan of so many artists and styles, and especially Mott the Hoople. But I’ve never heard him sing one of his songs, until last night. “Since this is a folk club, we need to do a sing-along,” he said. “I’m countIng on you guys.” And he launched into this, with the audience doing the chorus and Alejandro with the shout-outs. I get goosebumps thinking about it. I’ll never forget it.

 

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