Half way though Pete Yorn's performance at the Park West, he took a break from singing to reveal a proud moment from earlier in his day.
"I just got a call from my wife. My daughter took her first steps." said Yorn. The crowd cheered loudly.
I never realized Yorn had a family. I kind of thought he was one of those stars that was perpetually single, dating all of Hollywood's hotties, recording albums with Scarlett Johansson.
Turns out I was wrong.
It was great to hear such a humanizing comment, from a star of his caliber. Matter of fact, it stayed with me throughout his performance.
Which, by the way was great, and the reason why I'm writing this blog after all.
First thing that comes to mind when I think of this intimate show at The Park West, were his two great cover songs. Morrissey's "Suedehead," and John Lennon's "Jealous Guy," both surprises that blew my mind.
Great versions of "Lost Weekend," and "Screaming at the Setting Sun," off his latest record, were played.
Highlights from the rest of the best included "Pass Me By," "Strange Condition," "Closet," "Life on a Chain," "On Your Side," "For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)," Black, and my all time favorite, "Just Another."
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