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Street performance of Big Black Boxes
Mickael Maddison AUG 04 Mickael Maddison
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I don't actually know the official temperature but I do know it was damn hot downtown Kamloops today.  Chris and I were performing from 11:30am to 2pm as part of the KCBIA Live @ Lunch series.  When we first started unloading it was already feeling pretty toasty.  It was a truly beautiful day.  We arrived a little early to set up but thanks in part to the new Line 6 L3T speaker, setup was done in record time so we started playing at about 11:20.  

We started off performing "With You".  This track is the first song from my second CD and was recently featured in the fun helicopter video (Click here to check it out). We went on to play almost all the tracks from my 2 CD's as well as a number of the newer ones including "Indifferent", "Undecided" and "Insufferable".  The video posted here is my latest creation called "Big Black Boxes" and features Chris on lead guitar and vocal harmonies.  I'm amazed at how well the sound was captured by the tinly little microphone in the camera.  The sound was even better at street level thanks to the new speaker system.  I can't wait until Chris gets his new speaker this week - no more PA systems for us!

Anyway,  I started writing this one quite a long time ago. Over the last few months I kept refining the vision of the song until I felt I had found the heart of the song.

Big Black Boxes filled with Bloody Hearts.
Your Big Black Boxes are falling apart.
Let go of the darkness so we can be free.
Get rid of the box you've been saving for me. 

Here's hoping you enjoy it!

Mickael Maddison
Mickael Maddison

Mickael Maddison