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    The Swell Season

    Saw them last month. I highly suggest catching them if you can! Here's a video I took. Completely unplugged, not even a PA.


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    I love when Glen sings "Say it to Me Now" like that!

    I saw them last month in Raleigh (and I embarrassed myself by asking Glen to pose for a pic with a toy I'd made). I took some videos that I haven't even looked through yet, so I don't know if they even came out okay... But my girlfriend's videos are up, including Mar's new song "Crossroad":



    I'll be seeing them again in Brooklyn next month! I will never tire of The Swell Season

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    ^ I would love to go to that free show!

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    ^^Wow, didn't know about a new Marketa song (or that she's cut her hair either)!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    I agree, I never get tired of seeing them live. I've already seen them 8 times and I'm gonna see them again in London at the end of the year.

    I filmed this in Barcelona early this year, What Happens When the Heart Just Stops, amazing!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by borneoman View Post
    ^^Wow, didn't know about a new Marketa song (or that she's cut her hair either)!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Yes, her haircut was a surprise to me as well! Apparently she'd just done it a few days prior to that show to donate to oil spill relief.

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    i want to see them live so badly. I adore their live DVD as well as the bonus live disc that came with the special edition of their last album. Gorgeous, gorgeous music.

    http://www.levispioneersessions.com/

    Everyone needs to hear their cover of "Young Hearts Run Free"! Speaking of free, it's a free download right up in that there link.

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    amazing video of Glen & co singing in the streets of Barcelona before the show, so lucky to experience it!!!!


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    I bought the DVD as a Father's Day gift for my hubby! Can't wait to watch it.

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    I take it Glen sings songs from The Frames stuff as well as the Swell Season songs under the banner of The Swell Season? I'm totally out of the loop with those guys.

    There seems to be major crossover in the songs performed by both.

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    ^ you are correct!

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    I know the Frames are playing this summer to celebrate 20years playing together (scary thought right there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    I know the Frames are playing this summer to celebrate 20years playing together (scary thought right there)
    There is also talk of an anniversary Frames box set of some sort!

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    Awful news.


    Man Dives onto Stage in Suicide at Thursday's Swell Season Concert


    A man jumped from a roof onto the stage at the Swell Season concert at Mountain Winery in Saratoga tonight in an apparent suicide, according to news reports and witnesses.

    Several witnesses say that the man climbed up onto the roof, then sprinted and stumbled to the top before jumping off. He fell approximately three stories, through lighting rigging, then landed on a speaker on the stage less than three feet from Swell Season vocalist/songwriter Glen Hansard, witnesses tell All Shook down in e-mails.

    Update, 12:40 a.m.: The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the man who jumped is dead.

    Update, 12:32 a.m.: A witness says they were standing right next to the man before he jumped, and describes him as appearing in his mid-to-late twenties with dark hair.

    "He stood alone and he seemed melancholy and removed from the show ... but not necessarily distraught," the witness writes. "We made eye contact and smiled at each other and shortly after, I noticed he had left."

    "Almost immediately, I noticed a figure climbing onto the roof. He pulled himself up on the roof and starting sprinting towards the edge. It's quite a distance and he lost his footing more than once. He kept getting up, determined to follow through."

    Several witnesses tell All Shook Down that the man was lying totally still on the stage after the fall and that paramedics abandoned CPR. A few witnesses report seeing blood around the man.

    Here are some of the reports we've received from witnesses:

    At first, we thought it was a dummy (prank of sort)or part of the lighting, but after seeing the horrible shock on Glenn's face, we realized it was something very serious. He came out of nowhere. The staff acted quickly and tried to resuscitate the man, but to no avail. What a horrible end to a wonderful evening. There were some very young kids behind us enjoying the concert with their parents. I hope this was not too traumatizing for them.


    Writes another witness:

    Glen was just finishing a little song that one of his band members had made up. The crowd was singing along with him and he was looking for the band member as we finished singing along. I just happened to look up and I saw this guy falling from the top of the roof on the right side of the building behind the stage. He landed about 3 feet to the left of Glen on a speaker and he was motionless, like a rag doll. It was about 10pm. At first there was a split moment where everyone was like, what is going on and then people started to scramble to help. They did CPR. The show stopped immediately. The crowd was in shock, but pretty cooperative exiting the venue.


    And another witness:

    I saw him fall from what appeared to be the lighting rigging, which is why I thought it was a light at first. He fell about three stories, if he did in fact jump off [the] roof. It was about 10pm. The band was between songs with most of them off stage. Lead singer [Glen Hansard] had just led crowd in a sort-of sing-along. Crowd seemed stunned at first, like me. Then you could hear some people sobbing. He fell on the front right of stage as you look at it from [the] audience. They performed CPR.

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    jesus. poor everybody.
    Slippin' on my red dress, putting on my make-up

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