The Loveless Jam chorale sang particularly loud and lustily on Wednesday night as the satisfying refrain of “I know you rider gonna miss me when I’m gone” came around and around. But we could have done any number of great leaving songs. “Movin’ On” “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Ya” and “Bye Bye Love” come easily to mind. Partings are a great topic for a song, because they’re laden with emotion and they call for acknowledgement and commemoration. I saw a funny little articlethe other day about “ghosting,” the practice of just slipping out of a party without saying an obligatory thanks to the host. But we’re kind of old school about this stuff. Tip your hat. Offer thanks. Send a note.
Our four-and-a-half-year, 206-show party at the Loveless Cafe Barn wound down last night, and even as we thanked our hosts for their hospitality, we heard from dozens of fans who commiserated with us about the end of one era and encouraged us in our new adventure. It was emotional to be sure. Moving is just so, well, moving. And as a show, it was a classic. Sure it was hot, but then again, it was hot.