Interview: AP Podcast #55-Guest: Alexander DeLeon
After several tumultuous years of departing band members, a much-delayed follow-up record, departing from their major label home-base and picking up new management, The Cab’s frontman, Alexander DeLeon, sits down with AP for an in-depth interview.
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Angel With A Shotgun/What Makes You Beautiful/Teenage Dream - The Cab
“Alex DeLeon of The Cab saves a fan!”
Many of you have heard about this by now, but I just wanted to share some thoughts.
For those of you who don’t know, the other day at the Pontiac, MI show there was a girl near the front who was having some health issues making it difficult to breathe. Mid-start of “I’ll Run” the crowd was trying to get the attention of anyone to help and Alex caught sight, stopping the show to immediately jump off stage and help pull the girl out from the crowd. Marshall ceased playing the piano and came over to the front of the stage as well. Ensuring she was okay, Alex left her with a kiss on the forehead and then jumped back on stage to carry on the show, Marshall taking his place back stage left. You can read the full story here if interested.
I just wanted to draw attention to how incredibly precious this story is, in a way that I don’t know if others have noticed. My heart truly goes out to the fan and I hope she is alright. I simply thought it interesting how the song they had just begun to play was “I’ll Run”, and Alex himself has said of that very song, “When you see someone around you stumble or fall to pieces, pick them up. Help them out. Lead by example so when you fall, someone can be there for you” (x). I honestly believe that that is what makes The Cab so special. It’s easy for any band member to draw up a nice little blog post, say these endearing sentiments on Twitter, in interviews - whatever it may be. Any performer can say those sort of things. Alex, and everyone else in The Cab, take their words to the next step and exemplify their spoken kindness with heartfelt actions. Once Alex knew what was going on he didn’t even hesitate - he jumped from the stage without explanation and offered a helping hand during the middle of a performance. How many other bands do you know who would do the same?
More than anything let this serve as a reminder: be kind to one another. Help out where you can. Even an encouraging smile or a pat on the back can go a long way. Don’t just say nice things, do nice things. The Cab lead by example and I would expect nothing less of their soldiers than to follow in pursuit.
Barack Obama singing Born This Way
this is when having too much time on your hands pays off.
ALL THE AWARDS
“What Goes Around” (JT Cover Acoustic) - The Cab
December 9th, 2011
Campbell Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA
The Academy Is… and The Cab - Santeria(Cover)
Pumped Up Kicks (Jayme Dee Cover) - Foster The People
omg let me love you