Not gonna lie. Half the reason I'm writing this post is to show off that I got to meet and take photos with the lead singers (Amy Millian and Torquil Campbell) of the amazing band, Stars (albeit 3 years ago). They're both incredibly sweet and talented people who hugged me and happily autographed my ticket, which I carry around with me to this day trying to decipher Amy's chicken scratch handwriting =p.
But seriously, I can't even begin to tell you how much this band has affected my life, though thankfully I was able to tell Amy and Torquil on the night pictured below. When I saw Torquil playing a great show a few nights ago with his other band, Memphis, and realized I'd never shared the life-changing, heart-wrenching beauty of their music with you all, I couldn't get this post up fast enough!
I won't go into details, but let's just say that their music has gotten me through a thousand rough patches in my life, ranging from terrible breakups to crappy days. Take my word for it, don't go without Stars in your life for another moment. I recommend starting with the album "Set Yourself on Fire" and then going backwards or forwards. Preferably both. You really can't go wrong either way. Ready? Set...Go!