Last week was South by Southwest Music festival here in Austin. On Saturday night I was lucky enough to get to go to the free Bright Eyes show on Auditorium Shores.
I saw Bright Eyes when they were here a couple of years ago. I also saw Connor Oberst, the lead singer of Bright Eyes, perform in October with Monsters of Folk.
I think his music often reminds me of Bob Dylan: it’s about the lyrics, not necessarily the voice. It’s poetry.
One of my most favorite songs EVER is Bright Eyes’ “Waste of Paint.” I have days where I listen to it six, seven times in a row. I think yesterday I listened to it at least five different times. It’s just…perfect, in my opinion.
Here is Connor Oberst performing it on Austin City Limits (lyrics):
The end is the best part.
Another amazing song, “Lua” (lyrics):