I’ve been introduced to Matt Corby in February 2011 when he played at a Songs from a Room gig I was lucky to attend. I will blog about that experience some time, I’m sure.
I loved his performance. It was so pure and raw and gorgeous. I’ve been following him on and off ever since and I’m really fond of his music.
I’m trying to find joy in simple pleasures more and more every day. However, there are also a lot of things I stumble upon that make me happy. Or things I find by accident. Or things I used to hate but grew to love. I’m such a lucky girl. I truly am.
This morning I was at the university library, studying for my upcoming exams when I decided to text a friend to see if she was up to grab some lunch together. I was hoping we could grab a quick bite to eat because I wasn’t sure if I’d see her before the summer holidays again. She agreed and then asked if I was up to go see Passenger at the Rathauspark because there was supposed to be an impromptu gig happening there. The Rathauspark (a park right in front of the city hall (=Rathaus) is right next to the university. It’s literally only a two minute walk. So we went to the supermarket, bought some salads and drinks and then plopped down in the park, listening to Passenger sing us some songs.
It was truly amazing. I’m not a huge Passenger fan. In fact I know all of two songs. One of them is being played to death by the local radio station and the other one’s a duet with Ed Sheeran. In any case, I was completely blown away. He was funny, cute, charming and humble. He seemed to truly enjoy himself while he was playing, bantered with the crowed, covered a couple of songs and encouraged everyone to join him and sing along. I know I just sat there and sighed because right there, in the middle of this crowd, sitting in the grass at 30°C weather, listening to him sing, I was so unbelievably happy.
Here’s to a summer full of unexpected opportunities. Full of possibilities. Full of joy and fun. A summer in which I hope to grow yet stay a child at heart and take pleasure in… the simple things.
/Rocky Votolato und sein Bruder Cody Votolato. /Rocky Votolato and his brother Cody Votolato.
/Raffaello – Kaffee Eis beim Eissalon Tuchlauben in Wien. /Raffaello – Coffee ice cream at Tuchlauben in Vienna.
/Schwarzes Tank-Top, Jeans, schwarze Ballarinas und ein bisschen Schulter-Bling. /Black Tank-top, jeans, black ballet flats and some shoulder bling.
/Ein paar Gläser mit nem schönen Bändchen drumherum – natürlich gefüllt mit lauter kleinen Versuchungen. /A couple of huge glasses with a pretty bow wrapped around – of course they should be filled with little temptations.
/Kein Film, sondern ein Theaterstück. “Eine Ziege. Oder: wer ist Sylvia?” Ob ichs empfehlen kann? Naja… /Not a movie but a play. “A goat. Or: who is Sylvia?” Not sure if I can recommend this to be honest.
A few years ago someone introduced me to Rocky Votolato and for a while I was completely and utterly obsessed with his “Suicide Medicine” album.
So when I saw that he’s playing a show in Vienna, I made the last minute decision to go see his show with a friend – and what a treat that was. It was at a tiny, tiny venue, very intimate and just perfect. It’s the kind of concert I love the most, I wish all concerts would be held at tiny venues.
After the show he and his support act (Denison Witmer, more on him later!) were talking to guests, signing merchandise, taking pictures. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this. He was so nice and enthusiastic about this show, so thankful people came out to see him. Yes, I fell in love a second time.
[Above: My outfit. | Below: Support act: Denison Witmer.]