I saw Duncan Sheik
at Schubas in Chicago
... a perfect little venue
should you ever get the chance.
So there I was, basking aurally in Duncan
's liquid, melodious strains
...and after concluding A Mirror in the Heart
, it was quiet...so very quiet that as he was selecting a guitar
to begin tuning for the next piece I suddenly uttered, 'Thank you
, Duncan.' I was only about ten feet away from him...and my voice
obviously carried as the ripples
of laughter and then clapping moved through the room...
Duncan replied 'You're welcome
It was so intimate
... There we were, a hundred or so devotees and an artist
. And I was thinking, wow, how fortunate
to get the chance to do such a simple
thing as thank a musician
that affects you, someone who contributes to the soundtrack of your life
. A person capable of making you relive every centimeter
of your pain
, or revel in the elation of love
without even knowing you.