Photo via Robbie Dee's Flickr Photostream
Going to this concert was the inspiration for Montreal Week here on my blog. Why?
The first song of Owen Pallett's that I heard was "This is the Dream of Win and Regine", based on his experience working with The Arcade Fire. This is my favourite song - it makes me want to become a ballerina or figure skater (I would have this song playing for my performances!)
and . . . learn to play the violin! In this song, there are lyrics about Montreal:
Montreal might eat it's young But Montreal won't break us down
Why did I want to see Owen Pallett live so badly?
- I was supposed to see him play at UBC years ago before he won the Polaris Prize, but didn't go for some reason.
- I had tickets for us to see Owen in concert last Fall, but he ended up having swine flu or something and had to cancel a bunch of tour dates!
- When I am really stressed or anxious, Owen Pallett's songs comfort me; they are also great to listen to while studying.
You can (and should) listen to some of this great music, here: