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BaD 2019 - Blog #7: Drifting

On 02/11/2019 at 09:49 PM by Nick DiMola

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Back to Monday. Another new week. The weekend definitely wrapped up nicely for me though. Andy McKee was absolutely stunning to see live. His music has always meant a lot to me and seeing him perform it live transported me completely.

The club I saw him in, Caffe Lena, was also really cool. It was kind of hidden and it was up on the second floor. Once you got inside, there was a small stage up in the front left corner of the room. Along the left side there were windows overlooking downtown Saratoga and the whole room was incredibly small. Peppered throughout were small tables that sat a max of four people, and along the back wall, couches with a coffee table in front of them. The entire place could only hold a maximum of around 100 people, so it was very intimate.

Andy went through a variety of tunes, covered Don Ross and Michael Hedges, and did an encore where he played Drifting, which is what got me into his music in the first place. It was an amazing night and I'd go see him again in a heartbeat and gladly visit Caffe Lena again as well to see other artists in the same vein.

Outside of that, my weekend was very chill. I finished up Travis Strikes Again, so expect a review to hit the front page very soon with my thoughts. I'm also planning to do a review on killer7, which will clear out my queue of games to review just in time for Crackdown 3. I did start up on Starlink this weekend and it seemed fun enough. I'm not sure it's totally a game for me, but I'm going to try to stick with it and see where it goes.

It looks like some snow is due here tomorrow. I dropped off my car to the mechanic today to fix a few issues and that'll be ready in the morning, so I'm thinking I'll end up working from home tomorrow that way I can pick the car up as soon as it's ready and avoid having Chessa bring me to and from work.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow!




02/11/2019 at 10:01 PM

I'm going to have to check out this Andy McKee guy, aren't I?

Nick DiMola Director

02/11/2019 at 10:04 PM

I'll leave you with this and let you decide if you need more (you will Cool)


02/11/2019 at 10:11 PM

I cued up this track first. I like it a lot.


02/12/2019 at 12:29 AM

That's some cool stuff. He plays like I've seen guys play that War guitar, or Chapman Stick. There's a lot of tapping and sliding going on, very percussive. Really cool stuff. 

I've got Crackdown 3 on my Game Pass preorder and ready to go. It drops there on Friday, I just saw. That might mean I won't get to it until the following week. Darn it, I thought it was going to be Thursday. 


02/12/2019 at 01:09 PM

I had a roommate in college one year who was very good on acoustic guitar, and this is one of the videos he first showed me. Andy McKee was a like a god to him lol.


02/11/2019 at 10:03 PM

OK, Art of Motion downloading now.

Nick DiMola Director

02/11/2019 at 10:05 PM

Great album! You won't be disappointed.

Super Step Contributing Writer

02/11/2019 at 10:24 PM

I find I prefer intimate shows for artists I know really well and big productions for bands who have yet to impress me. 

Loving the song you posted in the comments.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

02/11/2019 at 11:47 PM

Also I want to drop this here:

Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/12/2019 at 04:34 PM

sounds like a chill show. I'd rather do something like that instead of an arena show or a bigger club. Glad u had a good time. 

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