Over the last few months, I’ve really become a big fan of Perth boy Tim Minchin. Of all the ways I could have really looked into his music, I was reminded of my desire to look into it by a co-worker of mine here in Vancouver.
Being relevant to my interests, I found out he was playing in Seattle, and was initially in a quandary, since it was at the same time as another show that Elizabeth wanted to see on the other side of Seattle. Thankfully he put on a second show, so we both went to the one Elizabeth wanted to see on Friday, then I went to Tim’s show last night.
So I spent my Saturday night in the Neptune Theater of Seattle, with about 600 other people, watching the son of a high school friend of my mother’s as he played:
- Rock and roll nerd
- Cont / context (Unreleased)
- If I didn’t have you
- Thank you god (Unreleased)
- The Pope song
- Take me home country roads (short)
- I will survive (short)
- White wine in the sun
He’s an incredibly talented musician and pianist, and has amazing comic timing too. In the stilted timings of a guest of Adventure World in the early 2000s: “It was really good.”