Last night, I managed to catch the Counting Crows
just as their summer tour was wrapping up. It was a fantastic show, full of energy and nostalgia. They played a few bits from their new album (due out in November), and performed several songs from the past. I was pleased that their set list was made up of songs they really seemed to enjoy playing (e.g. "Perfect Blue Buildings") rather than just laboriously running through their hits. For me, it was definitely a musical walk down memory lane. For a couple of hours, I was taken back to the post-grunge era of the mid-nineties when guys like Dave Matthews ruled the college rock world.