Seattle has given me a boost -  in concert attendance.  I am the proud ticket owner for two upcoming shows, both of which I have been “hoping against hope” I would get to see someday.   I think everyone who knows me is aware that I am going to see Muse next month.   While I don’t break into spontaneous clapping and jumping anymore when I think about it, I’m still purely delighted as the big day approaches.

One month later, I will be sitting in a nice little club while Matt Hales/Aqualung makes my ears purr.   Years ago after discovering that I loved Aqualung, I read the wonderful news in the Boise Weekly  that he would be performing that month, unfortunately that particular day had already come and gone.   Another time I remember getting so excited because he was going to be in San Francisco, and then I did the math on just how far away that was from us and how impossible it would be for us to leave like that.   So, when I read that he was coming to Seattle on his really small tour, I did a happy dance, sent Tac a hyper text message and bought tix!

Aqualung is on the mellow end of my musical cup of tea, but I find that I can listen to it at any time.   Some bands require me to be in a certain mood, Aqualung is is always choice to me.  

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For days now I have been spending as much time as possible in my room.  No, I wasn’t sent there for sassing off to Tac (I wish), it is just where the best speakers are connected to the computer.  Muse was so kind and has been streaming their new album “The Resistance” from their site before it was released today.

“The Resistance” is brilliant and gorgeous and hard and symphonic and I am so happy to love Muse as much as I do right now.  The first day that I realized I could stream the entire album, I “finished my chores” and went straight to my room.  This was a wonderful day.  I had an art project to work on, and I sat up there and was totally carried away in the music.

Matthew Bellamy‘s voice is so driven and beautiful, he hits amazing notes and he amazes me.   The music, the instruments, piano, is always phenomenal coming from Muse.  The last 3 songs on this album are breathtaking symphonies.  This is not to say that the rest of the album isn’t spectacular also, because it is.

If I have to claim a favorite, it would most likely be “I Belong To You (+Mon Coeur S’ouvre A Ta Voix).”

I was reading the book “Catching Fire” last week, and as I was listening to this album with the book still fresh in my mind I realized that the songs “Resistance” and “United States of Eurasia” are perfect “soundtrack” songs.   The person most likely that I know to have read the book and heard the songs is Amber K, so Amber let me know what you think about that.

I’m a reeeaallly happy kid right now :)

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Tee hee hee, I’m so happy! I just found out yesterday (after I had already posted about them) that Muse has created another album. It is called “The Resistance” and I will be purchasing it on Sep. 14th when it is released.

This is HUGE to me, I wish I could properly convey the excitement that I’m feeling. Perhaps the only way is for you to check out their site and listen to “Uprising” and “United States of Eurasia” then maybe you and I will be feeling it together.

Lately I have been wishfully thinking that maybe Muse would be coming out with something soon, but they are so intense and astonishingly completely wonderful  that I feel it is only right to be patient while waiting and give them sufficient time to create.   So “The Resistance” is like the best present that I didn’t even have to suffer and wait for!

Listen and comment, please. :)

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