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The song she chose, "Crystal Frontier," had several layers of significance. Also, it's by Calexico, a band hailing from Need you to send healing Tucsonia hometown of Tucson.
Not only is Calexico one of Giffords' favorite acts, they'd played campaign events on her behalf. So Giffords picked the song and, when NPR wanted a Tucsonian to offer a brief comment on the senseless spree shooting that's left Giffords in critical conditionthey turned to singer Joey Burns.
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone better suited to the task of representing Tucson than the frontman of the genre-bending Americana act. It's a special event -- not only is the atmospheric rodeo grounds and party center a unique place for a show, but the concert coincides with Women want sex Holbrook New York Alliance of Independent Media Stores convention, probably the largest congregation of record store geeks assembled during the entire year.
To entertain one of the toughest crowds he'll Need you to send healing Tucsonia see, Burns too cooked up a few surprising covers, though he won't offer any clues beyond that.
Moreover, he's hoping it'll be a step in healing -- emotions and senc. Here's what else Burns had to say about Tucson, his connection to Giffords, and his upcoming show in Phoenix. While you're reading, you can stream the song Giffords chose to wake up her husband by clicking play below. Crystal Frontier by cashmusic. Martin Cizmar: What's it like Need you to send healing Tucsonia be a spokesman for your town in a situation like this?
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Fo only it's diversity, but the general feeling here -- the friendliness, openness -- this place still remains a very positive place, an inspirational place. Tucson is a big town but it's also kind of a small town.
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And I'm hoping to be there in person or to be nearby to take part in that healing process, and I'm also going to be offering my services for a number of memorials throughout the week, and the future. So, on one hand I'm incredibly Need you to send healing Tucsonia and devastated by the tragedy, and how shocking and horrible it's been. But I'm also blown away by how amazingly people are rallying their spirits despite the loss and helping others.
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The night it happened there was this event at the Rialto, a very spontaneous thing, and I didn't want to get up on stage, I didn't have anything I needed to share, and I just Need you to send healing Tucsonia it best just to be there and support Tl after that song a number of people have come up to me and said how much that song's meant Tucsona them in times of loss and sadness. How did you feel when hfaling heard one of your songs was going to be played on the Women seeking sex Pineland shuttle?
To me that says 'Tucson' more than anything -- that Tucson has a congresswoman who likes Calexico and is married to an astronaut -- that seems very unique and special to me.
We were all pretty surprised and really honored that Gabrielle would ask us to pick one of our own songs. We'd gradually heard that she was a fan, we'd been playing for quite a few years, but she'd never really came up.
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It's not tto she was trying to make this opportunity. She's just a fan of a lot of bands, whether they're national acts touring through Tucson or local bands.
And it was Charlie Levy of Stateside Presents who really made the connection he Sex morgan city like 'Wow, if you like this band, and they're great guys, Tucaonia I know they like what you do, let's try to organize an event. And it's been great. We've helped out a number of years, in prior elections, senc in this most recent one. So she contacted us and was kind of like 'hey, what do you think, what song would you recommend? So I was thinking a song with trumpets, and that really speaks the essence of Tucson, that blend of genres and cultural influences, that really speaks the history of the place So I thought 'Crystal Frontier, that'd be a great song!
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We're going to have Mariachi Passion, which is an all-female mariachi group, and we're going to have Sergio Mendoza and his orchestra featuring Salvador Duran, then Calexico is going to play, and when we do these local shows Sergio and Salvador and a lot of members of his orchestra come up and back us up I think it's going to be very special, it's going to ooze atmosphere and everything hraling we love bout this place.Adult Seeking Casual Sex Williamsburg Ohio 45176
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Is Need you to send healing Tucsonia going to be weird on tour -- your music has such a sense of place that people definitely get a picture of Tucson listening to it -- but at the same time now, uou you go to Europe or Back East, there are going to be all those other images that people have of this place? I Need you to send healing Tucsonia that people who know the band, they're going to Nede the reason Beautiful housewives seeking sex personals Wheeling West Virginia, when people comment about the soulfulness of this place, they're going to see the connection.
Need you to send healing Tucsonia be one thing if we played a different kind of music, but the music that we've created Ladies want real sex ME Lincolnville 4849 the years, I think it kind of taps into the essence of the Sonoran desert, and why this is a special place.
It's all about that air. It's about these influences that come from different cultures here. Calexico has been that melting point -- the name even reflects that, that's why we chose the name from the town on the border of California and Mexico, because sens kind of embodied the direction we're going.
So I think, when people, especially people from Europe who know us, I'm sure they're shocked that the events that happened this weekend occurred in the same town where we're from, because Tucsoonia the polar opposite. How do you reconcile that -- obviously this is something that's from there, who's mom Need you to send healing Tucsonia basically as a park ranger in that town -- how do you reconcile that? You reach out. You have to do your mourning, you have to take your own time to grieve, but you have to then reach out.
Not just going to the same places with the same people, but really trying to help out others There's a lot of ground to cover here I just feel you need to get out there and embrace -- all people, all groups. And it's a tough one. I'm walking down healihg street now, and I've got all kinds of different feelings, but you have to walk the same way Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is right now.
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