belated live experience: john maus at other music. i've heard about john's one of a kind performances. i caught a glimpse of john stepping into other music for his sound check. he looked like any other thirty-something popping in for some vinyl. oh friends, i was deceived. john turns it up a notch for the live. whether he is clutching his heart or thrusting his fists in the air, the boy is jumping up a storm. being 5 feet from him and i totes got the full on effect. his latest "we must become pitiless censors of ourselves" is the soundtrack to the celebration after we overcame the rapture. dark and looming, but an uplifting punk element to arouse riots of joy.