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Mar 3

Live in Ponte Vedra: The Both

Category: Life,Opinions

So, in January I got to go see The Both (my brother’s birthday present to me), a band started by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo as a side-project to their solo work. It’s a good band, their self-titled debut record, The Both, is a great record. It’s a good mix of dark and light, you can hear Aimee and Ted’s individual styles, yet they blend so well. If you’re looking for something new, check out The Both, you won’t be let down.

They played lots of good stuff that cold January evening, but Aimee’s stuff will always be my favorite. Their joint rendition of Goodbye Caroline, off of Aimee’s fifth studio record, The Forgotten Arm, was SPECTACULAR.


5 Comments so far

  1. josh March 3rd, 2015 9:29 pm

    Ah I forgot to ask you how that show was – of course it was great!

  2. John March 4th, 2015 2:43 am

    Cool! I know you two are buds, did you get to hang out with her this time?

    When I think of Aimee Mann, I always picture her in the theater talking too loud, standing up and I think throwing popcorn??? I dunno, it’s been many years since I was a kid watching ‘Friday Night Videos’ over the air. (We didn’t have cable, so no MTV lol)

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Andrea March 4th, 2015 2:04 pm

    I love Ted Leo and Amy Mann! I haven’t seen The Both perform, but I heard about them teaming up on The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. They are both Friends of Tom, AKA FOTs.

  4. Ed Pohl March 4th, 2015 2:57 pm

    Thanks for the video, Michael. Great song & performance. I’m glad you were there to experience it & share it with us. The best presents can’t be gift-wrapped.

    It’s been a long, rough winter in Pennsylvania, with lots of gray skies, snow, and ice. When I’m stuck in my office without much to do, I occasionally take virtual “walks” in places around the world using the interactive features of Google street view. If you’ve never tried it, here are links to a couple of interesting spots: will put you in front of Cave 8 of the Ajanta Caves in India. You can use your cursor to go up the steps and into the Buddha room inside the cave, and look around at all the figures that were carved into the walls 2,200 years ago. will take you to Bolivar Square, a large plaza in Bogota, Columbia that’s filled with pigeons, pedestrians, and street vendors (including a woman offering llama rides) and surrounded by some amazing buildings. From there, you can “walk” anywhere you want; just about every street in this large city (of 7 million people) is covered.

  5. maria March 14th, 2015 11:19 pm

    why haven’t we talked about this yet??
    i am waaaay behind here!