May 23, 2024

4 thoughts on ““It’s Important To Be Sincere”- Jonathan Richman at The Monday Club

  1. Thank you for that wonderful homage to one of my favorite performers. I’d like to share a story with you about Jonathan. One night in Vermont at Club Metronome he was in the middle of a song and broke a string. “Uh oh, looks like I broke a string folks. But that’s okay. I’ve got five left!” I was feeling a little sad that evening, and I went backstage to thank him for cheering me up. “You believe in love, Jonathan!” “Yes I certainly do.” “That’s great. I wish there were more people like you.” “Oh, there are, more than you think. Don’t worry.”

    1. Hey Scott,

      Thank you! Jonathan has been a hero of mine since I was in high school. What’s funny is several people have taken my review as a criticism (with a negative connotation) of him, I’m glad you did not. There is no bigger supporter of what he’s doing than me and all my words come from a positive position of great admiration. I love that he was there for you, so to speak, when you needed him, isn’t that what we all want out of musicians and music? There is something so fragile and yet unbreakable about what/who Jonathan is. It was great to see both parents and teenagers at his show, some parents brought their kids still in elementary school. One of the few who’s music is relevant across generations.

  2. Dude, chill the hell out. Jonathan plays shows in SF all the time and there’s always folks going. He also plays big concerts like Burger Boogaloo and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. People remember. Don’t project your anxieties onto this wonderful man. He does not need your condescending pity.

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