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Sleepover Show #112: Spirit Kid
Spirit Kid has been on our wish list of Boston locals for over a year. It was a long engagement, a courting process that we thought might not ever end. But at long last, on a beautiful Sunday morning, Spirit Kid, led by Emeen Zarookian, invited us into an empty piano store in Medford to have our run of the place.
These musicians it were like (spirit) kids in a candy store. The band set up in the repair room of the piano shop, and thus we created a lovely little live studio.
The band treated us to “If I Could Lose You,” a jaunty little ditty (probably the ditty-est song we’ve ever recorded), the song’s sleigh bell backbeat and bouncy piano made it sound almost like a Christmas tune.
The rest of the band oohed and aahed in tight harmonies and we experienced the sonic stylings that has made Spirit Kid a Boston staple for years.
Next was Innocent Blues. Emeen hopped off the piano to show us his considerable talent on the guitar.
This song was a little darker and edgier than the previous. I had the feeling of a 70’s classic rock grove, a b-side on some forgotten Steely Dan record.
Last, Emeen took us to the main piano room where he performed Is This Heaven. Continuing with the 70’s music comparison, this song was probably scribbled down by Elton John sometime in 1973. We wouldn’t be shocked to see Emeen appear in giant glasses and feathers pretty soon.
The band bid us farewell, opting to continue playing around in the empty piano store.
We’re thrilled to have finally recorded a show with Spirit Kid. They were absolutely worth the wait.