Yep. That's me. I follow the rules. I only drive 58 in the 55 zone. I (more or less) always pay my bills. On time, even. I turn in my schoolwork on time even if it means a day off is *completely* devoted to writing a paper. I don't call in sick to work unless I'm half dead. So when I walk into a theater to see a concert and find it is literally plastered with "NO CAMERAS" and "NO PHOTOGRAPHS" signs, I keep my camera in the bag and enjoy the music. We had great seats in the front of the lower balcony in a small theater seating only a couple hundred, so were only roughly 50 feet from the stage at most-- in a room with wonderful acoustics for an excellent show. It was great to be able to see a concert without having to put in earplugs to hear the music, too. (Am I getting old, or *what*?) Luckily for you, not everybody is as much a goody-goody as I am, so you get to hear what for me was one of the *two* highlights of the show. (The first one was being able to shout "Go Bobcats" when Dewey mentioned meeting Gerry "way back in the 60's at our high school in England", and then him looking in the direction of the balcony as he said "oh yes.... Central High".) Anyway, I looooved the guitar intro to this song....
and you can go here to see the VFTHW for this stop on the America tour. And after a concert and a 12 hour shift on two hours sleep in the last 24, my next view will be...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
I have been presented with a set of tickets. A little celebration, I guess you'd say. Even though this is my "school band"; even though they've performed in the area dozens of times, even though one of the members lives only about thirty miles away from me... I have never seen America perform live. Sunday night, I finally get to do just that. The real kicker is that I'm scheduled to work a twelve-hour shift beginning 2:30 Monday morning-- I forsee a more-or-less useless Laurie that day. Photos may have to wait a day or so. This sure beats getting a dollar for every "A" in school!! Here they are, in performance with my *other* great Seventies musical love, doing one of my favorite songs:
"Only the Beginning"
But this is how I remember them from back in the olden days of the Seventies... I think I may have even seen this particular performance on the Midnight Special back then. I probably even clapped.
Sister Golden Hair
Wausau Daily Herald - Bruce Springsteen to perform in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE AP — Bruce Springsteen is returning to Milwaukee. The musician and the E Street Band will be playing at the Bradley Center on March 17th.The Journal Sentinel reports this morning that tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. November 26th. Tickets will cost $65 or $95, and that doesn’t include service charges. They’ll be available at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets.$95 also doesn't include parking. Now ask me if I care. Brooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooce is coming to town!
I've been listening to the new album since last night, when it first was available for download. Go here for samples. Even better, go buy the thing--it's his best since 2002,and very possibly one of his best ever. I mean that, and I've been a fan since a million years ago. At first listen, there are a half-dozen classics on this album--you will be hearing the songs "Girls in their Summer Clothes" and "Gypsy Biker" quite a bit in the next few months, I think. But this is the one that left me shaking. "Devil's Arcade". What a song. Dear Lord, to be able to write like that.... "A voice says "don't worry, I'm here Just whisper the word "tomorrow" in my ear A house on a quiet street, a home for the brave The glorious kingdom of the sun on your face Rising from a long night as dark as the grave On a thin chain of next moments and something like faith"
'Magic,' Bruce Springsteen's new studio recording and his first with the E Street Band in five years, is has been released by Columbia Records. Produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, the album features eleven new Springsteen songs and was recorded at Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA."And of course, there's always this news. St. Paul, anyone???
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND ANNOUNCE FIRST FULL SCALE TOUR OF US & EUROPE SINCE 2003 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced their first full scale tour of the US and Europe since 2002-03, starting in Hartford, CT on October 2, the release date for the new Springsteen album 'Magic.'
Name every band in this video. The clock is ticking. GO.
Hey Kidbrudder; Don't these guys announce a reunion/tour/album like, every other month or so? A good question, but not the most important question.... Gonna get tickets???? Van Halen & David Lee Roth announce tour
With its flamboyant frontman, "Diamond Dave," Van Halen was one of the most popular rock bands of the 1980s. But the group split up in 1985 and the original lineup hasn't performed together since. "I'm shocked any of us are still vertical," Roth quipped.
I heard this tune awhile back on XM, but it came across the local "pretty music for old farts" radio station last night while I was at work. It's a new-ish song by REOSpeedwagon. Now it's stuck. I always was a sucker for a good old Midwestern-roots rock band, even if Kevin Cronin is doing the go-blonde-instead-of-going-gray thing. Wonder where he might have gotten *that* idea? :-? Okay, I know, mushy ballads and all, but what the hey? Qwitcherbitchen' back there, or I'll post "Keep on Lovin' You". You all know that one --the song to which 90% of babies in the US were conceived in the early 80's?
No, Shawny, I'm *not* going to say if YOU were. ;-)
Ask a Ninja, OK Go win YouTube Awards - CNN.com
EW YORK (AP) -- The video series "Ask a Ninja" and OK Go's treadmill-choreographed music video are among the winners in the first YouTube Video Awards. The power pop band OK Go, perhaps the most professional of the mostly amateur nominees, won most creative video for their "Here It Goes Again" music video.I don't really care for the tune, but this is one of the most fun videos I've seen in awhile. Meant to blog it awhile back when I first saw it. I keep thinking "If I tried some of those moves, they'd be picking me up off the floor behind the 'mills". But I am a little klutzier than most. ;-)