Helplessness Blues


The new Fleet Foxes album is fantastic. These guys are old souls, I tell ya.

As a band, we went to go see them in a packed house at Webster Hall a little while back. Hauntingly beautiful harmonies and uncanny musicianship, I was mesmerized to say the least.

Robin, lead dude, tends to tune his guitar til it’s just right, allowing for long moments of silence. As I was enjoying the space, still feeling the residual effects of the previous song, all of the sudden, from up on the balcony, I hear a VERY familiar voice yell, at an abrasively audible volume, “REN and STIMPY!!!”

My chills, epiphanies, and inspirations were immediately replaced with uncontrollable laughter, convulsions, and tears. For some reason, Blake screaming the name of these two cartoon characters that had little impact on our lives, to a crowd of three thousand absorbed and silent Fleet Foxes fans, will forever be embedded in my memory as the highlight of the show.


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2 Responses to “Helplessness Blues”

  1. Mark Says:

    Hey guys,

    This has almost nothing to do with this post, but because I don’t have a myspace account I didn’t have another avenue to comment: I once saw you guys at a basement show in Bloomington, Indiana. You rock, and hold your own in playlists along side the chili peppers, the decemberists, and even fleet foxes. Keep playing and once I’ve graduated and have a job I’ll definitely throw some support your way via itunes purchases etc. Keep playing.

    • akudama Says:

      Mark, just saw yr post. Thanks for the kind words, brother. We hope to visit yr woods (bloom) sometime this Fall. Be sure to give us a holler if you ever venture out to Brooklyn.

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