A few years ago, Idlewild opened for the second leg of the Pearl Jam NA tour and I fell in love with them. Every night they’d come out, in dire need of a sandwich, and say, “We’re Idlewild and we’re from Scotland” and they’d end each set with this song. In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction
I wish more people knew who they were because they’re really good and it’s rare to hear a band who makes straighforward rock and roll. Not guitar rock, not EMO, but plain, direct rock and roll.
This song has kept my brain company while I wrote many a time – Live in A Hiding Place
And this one, Little Discourage, which has an actual real type video
More later on writing and stuff, but I wanted to go all fangirl for a moment…