i have told countless friends about the inspiring story behind the movie and record release of “don’t quit your daydream” by LA’s the good listeners. my obsession with the band came full circle at the end of june when i had the opportunity to see their documentary on the big screen at the egyptian theater, and then hear the band play live in the courtyard after the premiere.
the movie itself got a proper theater debut right in hollywood, with contributor/producer and “entourage” icon adrian grenier taking the stage with the band. while grenier plays a critical role in making the documentary a reality for the good listeners, it’s really the music that takes center stage, along with a story that inspires to the very end.
and the record, with or without the movie attached, is EPIC. i have played it non-stop for months now, and every time “if i stay,” “good enough,” or “eighty steps away” comes on, i am reminded why the daydream is so important.