sufjan and stuff
sufjan was amazing. BQE was stunning. rather, it was stunning how beautiful a piece of music such an ugly expressway inspired. the music and video (and hula hoopers) managed to convey the modesty, the mixed culture, the industrial-ness, the never-ending commutes that come with living in brooklyn and queens. it was humble and harsh and manic and lovely and soft. brilliant.
the second part of the concert was full of his best hits. butterfly wings included. he also told yet another version of going off to music camp with "frankie joey." he tells this story, and it goes on forever, but he changes it (makes it up differently) each time. this was one of the funnier ones i've seen, mostly because of the pure rambling nature. also, because of the bit about an oboist with tinnitus whose dad was an orthodontist. it was just random and hilarious.
worth noting: he was wearing very tight white jeans. and now i feel intimately versed with his anatomy, if you know what i mean. let's just say that he's bigger than average. and yes, my seats were that good that i could see. in fact, i had a hard time not staring at his package the entire time. but his face is soooooo pretty that i managed to manage the distraction.
other things: remember this guy? huge spread in the styles section yesterday with him in it!