A Funny Kind of Brotherhood

We were standing out in the back lot of RadioRadio, and Peter Rinaldi was keeping an eye on the generator repair on the oneEskimO tour bus to see if the power was going to be back on. “We have been back and forth across the country several times during this past year of being here”, he explained, “and we have started to figure out places we like to be or go in each city- including where the Whole Foods stores are. We just went shopping this afternoon and got food to last us the next couple of days- and now the generator went out.” This happened to them at least once before, and they lost the entire contents of the tour bus fridge, so he was relieved when their driver was able to make repairs. ( Guys, I am starting to think that you could cut a product placement deal with Whole Foods- an onstage thanks for feeding us and a link from your website… for free or reduced price groceries along the road…Heck, maybe even a record signing in a Whole Foods store?? ;-0 )

Peter returned back to my question. After reading their blog entry on the origin of encores, and knowing that in some part of their brain they thought they were silly, I wondered how and when they decided to go back on for an encore as they had tonight. “We don’t often do encores, but when we do it is different every time- then you have to wonder, did we wait too long– have they [the audience] lost interest? do they really want an encore or are they just being polite?”. I for one, was glad they had done the encore tonight… I was just not ready for the dreamy trip that the concert had been to be over.

One Eskimo Frenzy

I have to be honest, I had never heard of One Eskimo when I got the offer to review their album for One2One. But I clicked through the link, watched the “Kandi” video and was intrigued. Then they gave away Mother’s Day Downloads of “Amazing” for free. That was the song that hooked me. I like it so much, on a whim I sent one to my mom as well. She is no spring chicken, but immediately asked for more. When the album got here, it got downloaded onto the household music center iPod, and my teenaged daughters have been grooving on it as well. A three generational crowd pleaser is always a hit in my books!. A light pop/soul blend ( ‘it’s kinda 70’s’, my mom said) this is a great pick me up, but has lyrics that are way more than bubblegum. I love this TV Guide interview ( ugh.. TV Guide,sorry) where they talk about the passion for writing music and how they mix audio and visual into an experience. if you are lucky enough to see them live this summer when they tour, please please share and let us know if it is as cool as it sounds ( besides, who can resist that gorgeous British accent?? 😉 )

You can still get a free copy of Astronauts by sharing a Tweet: Free Download of “Astronauts” via Twitter: http://bit.ly/97B94S, or just check out their YouTube channel and if you want to join us in the groove- splurge for the deluxe version of the album on iTunes.

I have to run into the city tomorrow with my daughter and this album will absolutely be on the playlist. OneEskimo will stay one of my summer fav’s for 2010.