…was quite a blast! I ended up both posting a slew of running thoughts on Twitter (just scroll back to the first #skysaxon mention, and don’t be surprised by a lot of spelling and other mistakes here and there!) as well as taking and posting a number of photos via my iPhone that are now on Flickr, with tags, notes and captions.
So that being the case I won’t immediately go into everything about the show — I hadn’t mentioned Saxon’s passing much as it was announced the day of Steven Wells’s and Michael Jackson’s passing, and my thoughts were elsewhere. And admittedly outside of a few key songs — the legendary “Pushin’ Too Hard” and “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” in particular — my knowledge of a lot of his career, with the original Seeds, with the Source Family and then solo and in other collaborations, was a bit sporadic. (There’s a forthcoming documentary that will doubtless help put a clearer face on it for many, and in the meantime his official website thrives.) But when my friend Ben indicated an interest in going to the show I was all for it and I’m very glad I did.
I also have to tip my hat over to the Billy Corgan obsessives at Hipsters United, as you can see from this post here, since apparently I was a crucial source of information for a few hours there! They also have the full set he did with the Spirits in the Sky up via YouTube, and two to one says that other performances are up as well now…hmm well aside from his performance with the Electric Prunes, apparently not much yet, but give it time.