We look forward to the CMJ Music Marathon
all year, but then it comes around and we get tired and complain. Three late nights
in a row is way too many late nights and despite how much we may love live music the absolute last thing we want to do is go back out for another round of shows this evening. But ugh, it's Friday, and the weekend is when the festival really picks up. Alas, we have no choice but to scrounge up some semblance of a second wind, which is why we’re dipping into our iTunes libraries to see what some of our favorites have had to say about the phenomenon that is the live music experience. Recorded music is one thing, but live music is immediate, vibrant and unpredictable. As far as momentous occasions go it really doesn't get much better than a good concert, and we don't want to miss whatever momentous occasions might be out there this weekend just because we didn't get enough beauty sleep. So let's take a listen, pump ourselves up and remind ourselves why a little exhaustion is a small price to pay for a week's worth of this kind of fun.