Friday, January 25, 2008

Jay Brannan: Goddamned

Last night (as mentioned earlier) I went to see Jay Brannan in concert downtown at a place called The Supermarket, which is essentially a restaurant with a tiny little backroom where concert performances can be held. As my brother and I entered, Jay was standing off to the side where the merch was being sold, selling and signing specially (home)made cd's each numbered out of 500 all in cardboard sleeves and each displaying a different polaroid of himself on the cover. I love seeing new artists in concert for exactly that kind of reason. You always get special extras that will end up being rare finds years down the road.

The show kicked off with the opening act, Montreal based artist Zara who admitted to scoring the opening spot for the Toronto show by e-mailing Jay with a list of 10 reasons why it should be her. Then Jay hit the stage and every note out of his mouth was perfection. As a special treat for his first ever Toronto show (and second Canadian show) he even did a cover of Jann Arden's "Good Mother" especially for us.

Before we left to see the show I had been watching a few of his blog video's on youtube and fell madly in love with this song and hoped that he would play it. He did end up playing it and I was just as floored hearing it live.

So here is the song Goddamned for your auditory pleasure. The ambulance siren at the end of the song was perfectly timed. More Jay video's to come. Spread the word if you like what you hear.

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