Matt Hasenmueller of The Millenium
By idobi Staff |
August 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM
August 14th â€“ The Warehouse | La Crosse, WI
I love the way the stars never change. Ever since I was a kid Iâ€™ve always had my head up in awe at the pinpricks of light from miles and miles away. It ironically keeps me grounded. When I first started dreaming about playing in a band and touring I was in my bedroom staring at an atmosphere of possibilities, and now as my head peeks from under the blanket in the back bench of our van I catch the same stars I grew up with, and that is a blessing I hope everyone gets the chance to experience.
The Warehouse in La Crosse, WI is infamous for many reasons; one of the most daunting is their stairs. Three flights of steep climb set the tone for the show. If youâ€™re not ready to work, you shouldnâ€™t be playing here. With the luck we have had finding tours, we have played the five songs from ISMFWT a wonderful amount of times, which results in having to reinvent the lyrics for myself, so that I can feel every word to my bones. But tonight things changed; for the first time we played a new song live, and it felt great to be in the moment, it felt good to have honest, in-the-moment emotion.
Itâ€™s a real pleasure to do what I get to do. Iâ€™m laying in the back of my van while Death Cab For Cutie warms my mind with nostalgia from the summer of â€™08, and again, Iâ€™m watching the stars, and thinking what will come next while the sweat wicks away with cool, late-summer air. I am the luckiest man alive, and in this moment Iâ€™m aware, and in this moment things are good.
â€œBrothers On a Hotel Bedâ€ â€“ Death Cab For Cutie