By Jamie Brisick


Like herpes, my midlife crisis will lie dormant for months at a time, then flare up uncontrollably without warning. This video, Dawes covering Blake Mills’s ‘Hey Lover’ (a song that, like herpes again, seems permanently etched into my inner radio), fills me with joy, elation, and the sense that I’ve gotten it all wrong. If I could do it all over again I’d happily trade my 6’3″ Channel Islands thruster for an acoustic guitar and a band. Watch, and you’ll see what I mean –

April 23, 2011