Thursday, March 24, 2011
Video of Agalloch and Worm Ouroboros
The first thing I want to do is apologize because this post will not do Sunday's Agalloch show at Kings justice. If you know me, or are just friends with me on Facebook, then you know I had to have my 15 and 1/2 year old dog, my beloved Mr. C, put to sleep Tuesday night. So I'm not in the mood to do much blogging, but since this show was so amazing, I needed to go ahead and post the video. I do want to thank Dr. Jennifer Frey from Peaceful Passings. If you find yourself in the same situation I did, you really should consider using her services. She was incredibly gentle and compassionate, and made an awful situation at least tolerable.
Now, Agalloch really and truly put on one of the best shows I've ever seen in my life. And I liked Worm Ouroboros too (another band with Agalloch drummer Aesop Dekker). The thing I liked about both bands was how sensual they both were, with incense, candles, and Christmas lights. It was appropriate that the guitarist and bass player for Worm Ouroboros both came on stage with glasses of red wine because their music gave me the urge to relax by a fire on a velvet chaise lounge with a bottle of really good old vine zinfandel. The word that kept occurring to me as I listened to Agalloch was "organic." While listening to them I could close my eyes, breath in the smoky incense, hear the crashing guitar and imagine myself walking through a maritime forest still smoldering from a fire.