As if you needed a reminder, my favorite band in the entire universe is My Morning Jacket. I was preparing to write an entire post about how disappointed I was with the lack of Austin City Limits coverage from this year, but alas, it's slowly trickling in. I went from pleasantly surprised to out of my mind shock mode as I bopped onto Stereogum Tuesday and found the following:
Does that little addition on Jim James' guitar look familiar? Because it SHOULD:
We got pinned at Prom, suckas! Jim James sat with me while I was painting their prom backdrop during their sound check at the 40 Watt and he went wild over the stick-on foam crustaceans. And now our legendary lil' lobster has seen the likes of Langerado, Red Rocks and Bob friggin' Dylan, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and probably the insides of a studio or other intimate space where a new album is in the works.
It's one thing to harbor the frustration of worshipping a band and when no one understands or comprehends your passion - but it's another thing entirely to have them literally carrying a piece of you everywhere they go when everyone agrees.
"So I do believe that everywhere it goes, it's always with me..."
- My Morning Jacket, "Steam Engine"
Check out the rest of the ACL photos here!