Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Mike Mills in DC
Dammit people - I count on you to keep me informed about things like this.
Mills, fresh from recording with R.E.M., began the night's musical performance, which took place in a tented backyard patio with a makeshift stage. Along with drummer Matt Tebo and trumpeter Kevin Cordt, both local musicians, as well as FMC Executive Director Jenny Toomey on backing vocals, Mills played an acoustic, four-song set. Beginning with R.E.M.'s "Wendell Gee", he went on to play The Troggs' "Love Is All Around Us", and his own composition, "Gift of the Fathers", written in honor of baseball legend Roberto Clemente. An experienced showman who recognized that the song's namesake was but 20 minutes away, Mills closed his set with R.E.M.'s "Don't Go Back to Rockville".
Mike Mills plays f-cking "Wendell Gee" in DC and I miss it. With Jenny Toomey on backup vocals? Swoon.
could you please somehow upload an mp3 of the song 'gift of the fathers' from that show? please?