last week, brett & i saw ben harper perform in burlington. in high school, college, and soon after, i loved ben. when i saw he was coming to the flynn for an acoustic show, i bought tickets immediately even though i don't listen to him much anymore. and the show was just great-- like sitting in your living room with a trusted friend. i have such strong memories associated with so many of ben's songs, it also felt like many old friends and moments were circling through the "living room" to stop and say hello. there is so much comfort and emotion that can be tied up in music that's been such a regular part of your rotation for years. i enjoyed stepping back to revisit that for the evening.