Alphanaut från Los Angeles är ett band som gör mig lycklig. Bandet utstrålar så mycket glädje och färger. Långt ifrån det konventionella. Med texter som river murar och drömmer om frihet för alla. Just nu är de aktuella med den färska singeln Shake the Rhythm som är hämtad från det kommande albumet On Some Planets This Is Pop. Idag gästar sångaren Mark Alan och basisten Austyn James bloggen och berättar om varsitt musikminne!
I have many fond memories of concert going over my lifetime but my favorite, and one of my first, has to be seeing David Bowie back in the mid 80s. Bowie was riding the wave of his successful Let’s Dance album, and the Serious Moonlight tour was a dazzling and ehxilerating. I had been an instant fan of Bowie’s once I discovered the Heroes album in a used record bin. Listening to those tunes forever changed my perspective on what rock ’n roll and pop music could sound like.
Soon I had collected David’s entire back catalog and remember being surprised by how many tunes I was familiar with having heard them on the radio, but not knowing they were his. So that night of the live show it was a mind blowing experience to witness his performance and hear so many songs that were my new favorites at the time. An extra special bonus to just being at the concert, was having my little sister Stephanie there for the experience. She couldn’t have been more than 14 at the time and this was her first every live show ever. Steph didn’t know a lot of Bowie’s music, but she loved the singles from Let’s Dance and was thrilled be there with her big brother. I still clearly remember singing at the top of our lungs together to many of the songs and bonding over the whole experience. To this day Stephanie and I reflect on that concert as a really special experience in our lives.
/ Mark Alan, Alphanaut
I haven't been to too many concerts, though I've seen great bands like ELO and Tool, and they were unbelievably amazing experiences. But the most impactful memory I have involving music is creating it with others. The juggling of ideas and the ability for us in the band to riff off each other and create something together is an experience and feeling that never leaves me. Us working as individuals and as a group to help grow an ever blooming flower of noise folding unto itself. It's something that I would consider to be one of the pinnacle of human experiences.
/ Austyn James, Alphanaut
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