Tuesday, 7 April 2009

"Song For A Friend" by Jason Mraz

Like some of you ask me, here's a little sneak of the amazing show I attended on Sunday!
Just listen carefully, enjoy the music and be afraid, because you might become a fan

Jason Mraz "Song For A Friend" @ Hammersmith Apollo, London, April 5, 2009!
Recorded by me and a friend (ignore my voice on the background :p)

I also want to dedicate this song to my good old friend P.

(sis this is for you, like I did 3 years ago, remember =p ??? )

Click here to see the complete setlist of the show

also if u are a music/live gigs lover, you are going to love this website


Monday, 6 April 2009

Another night with Jason Mraz!


What can I say, what a night!!!

Last night I went to see one of my favourite singers, composers, musicians, performers well, he got the all package really, a real artist: Jason Mraz.

Probably a familiar name to some of you... he got “commercially” famous last summer with his biggest hit “I’m yours”, but I have been listening and appreciating Mraz work for at least 4 years now.

A good friend of mine, another brilliant artist – Jay Vaquer (check him out, specially you Portuguese speakers: http://www.jayvaquer.art.br) told me about a old website called Pandora, where you could listen to free music and check new artists or similar artists, and since Jay and I shared such a similar musical taste we used to advice each others artists and songs, and well, we found Mraz. Since then he became one of my treasured artists.

I saw him live a few times already, and I have to confess that all of them were astonishing and I could describe them as religious experiences (not in a fanatical and sick way tho ahahah). I can’t even say that he is getting better or worst ... he was just perfect in each one of the gigs. Just in a space of one year I saw him 3 times and the set lists were completely different, the shows totally original and the public always go mental.

Marit Larsen started off the night charmingly. Mraz actually came on stage to introduce her... he always do that, which I find very sweet and humble. I have attended so many shows all my life and never saw a headliner come on stage to introduce the guests.

The set list was just marvellous as always. I wasn’t expecting some of the songs at all, and missed some other ones, but the highlight of the show for me was with the opening song. I could hardly believe he was playing that song, probably one of my top 5 songs ever, but I have been convincing myself for years that I wouldn’t never be able to listen it live because he doesn’t really play it. It’s a song from his second album which wasn’t even a single: “Song for a Friend”. One of the most beautiful songs I ever heard, and there he was, right in front of me, singing it! A dream comes true!

Life can be so wonderful, you just need to seek happiness and believe in yourself, no matter how hard it seems and even when everything goes wrong and you just feel like giving up. And I feel happy! Last night when I was seeing the show I was thinking, here I am, in London, my place! And I have made it, I am here! I am in London and I am watching Jason Mraz. Wow, I am lucky indeed! Life should be about living and make the most of it. So here I am, having my fun, and enjoying my life. I was starting to have one of those dull moments where you kinda loose the strength, but last night show was the perfect remedy to it, so I just need to concentrate in how wonderful life can be, and I will appreciate every second of it. No regrets, no sadness, no worry, its an obligation to live life fully, and I'll do my best to fulfill it.

And as for Jason Mraz, after an amazing set and performance were around 9,000 smiley faces were standing and clapping their hands for more then 5minutes, after the shows was finished, I believe he must feel very happy and also believe that “Life is Wonderful”.