Magic is Coming

Sean Magic
I have been known to get lazy, to get uninspired, to get quiet, withdraw and quietly disappear. When that happens nothing wakes me, nothing moves me, nothing touches me, nothing makes me anything. Period. Such was my complacent situation recently. People would text. I would untext right back. People would call. I wouldn’t hang up because I didn’t pick up. Invitations would come in. My silence would go right back out. It’s not that I wanted to ignore you. It’s just that I couldn’t help myself. You didn’t need me. And I knew it.

Today is a whole new day. the sun is shining. The clouds have blown away. I not only accepted an invitation I made one of my own. And Magic is coming. For those of you who don’t know, Magic is the name of Sean Rowe’s newest album. Long, long, long anticipated album, I should say. I have been looking forward to this since forever. Forever and a day. Now, it has a drop date. It has an estimated time of arrival. Soon it will be here. Here’s the tracklist (and to think I almost said setlist – don’t I wish):

  1. Surprise
  2. Time to Think
  3. Night
  4. Jonathan
  5. Old Black Dodge
  6. Wet
  7. The Walker
  8. American
  9. Wrong Side of the Bed
  10. The Long Haul

I have to tell you, Jonathan and Wet are my two favorites. Not that I don’t appreciate everything else on the album. I do, I do. (Wrong Side of the Bed and Surprise are my very-close-to-favorite-but-still-second fav songs). It’s just that Wet leaves me breathless and now, having heard the studio version of Jonathan I have chills. Chills and goosebumps to be specific. That song alone is magic. Pure magic. Never mind what happens when it’s more than just the song alone. I don’t want to focus on the singer when the songwriting is more than brilliant, more than amazing. As always, it’s the words that get me, the words that keep me.

I know for a fact I am clearing my schedule for 5/15/09 and 5/23/09 – two Sean gigs “locally.” I have had an awakening. Thanks, Sean.


6 Comments on “Magic is Coming”

  1. Manda says:

    I could definitely make the 15th….the 23rd is right before memorial day, right? I might be away starting that weekend.

    Shall we plan a visit? I’ve been dying to see him for ages…this time I promise I won’t be too sleepy to go!!!

  2. gr4c5 says:

    What do you think about 4/24? In Cohoes, NY?

  3. Manda says:

    not sure if I would actually make it to that show with the timing…any traffic would make it pretty impossible, unfortunately.

    It would be fun, though, since it’s the day after my birthday. we should talk…figure this out. 🙂

  4. gr4c5 says:

    maybe you should consider playing hooky…

  5. gr4c5 says:

    we could make sean’s show into your birthday party…

  6. Manda says:

    maybe we should! I can always go out with the coworkers/friends on my actual birthday at night. thursday is a good day for people to meet and hang out. 🙂

    I could probably meet you somewhere along the way…don’t know where you moved to…maybe park my car somewhere so we can travel together. I get out at 4, google mapping shows it’s a 3 hour drive…we should talk/email and see what we can work out now that I’m home from vacation!


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