Last night we went to see David Wilcox play in Harvard Square.
I’ve been into David’s music since my early days of college. Up until then the only folk musician I really liked was Dylan and Billy Bragg.
But there was something about the lyrics in those songs at the time. Many of them spoke right to me. At the time I was 19 and had no idea what the world was about. No idea what I wanted to do. I questioned everything and got only a few answers. By then I had a couple of relationships that weren’t positive either.
David’s early songs were pensive, wandering, sad, hopeful but there were signs of a broken heart and a guy that didn’t feel comfortable in his own skin.
A few more years and a couple of albums later and it was clear we were both making some progress :)
So last night we went to see his show. David now has a 16yr old and a marriage that shines out of him. His new songs are much more positive and optimistic. But there is still a hint of a guy that is searching but at the same time thankful for the moment