Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday! Thursday! Eats Those Roasted Birdsday!

Today is a day that I answer a question from my sister. Let me find one.

Here we go. This is a kind of easy one, which I picked on purpose because I don't have too much time to write and I don't know if I will get back to the computer tonight.

Question: What are all the rock/pop concerts you've seen?


I don't know if I can actually do this chronologically or not, but I'll try.

Here we go.

Soon.

I promise.


...

No, really.


Sigh.

Ok , I guess you can sense that I am stalling. It's true. I am stalling because I hesitate to type the first one.


...


Sigh.


Ok, let's be brave about this.



All (or most) of the Rock/Pop Concerts I Have Seen

1. Night Ranger

Thaaaaat's right. My first concert was Night Ranger.


Alright! Let's stop right here and I will try to explain. I was home sick from school - in 7th grade! - and they had a contest on the radio and I was whatever number caller I needed to be so I won the tickets. It was free and that's all I'm going to say about that.

Moving right along.

2. The Stray Cats
3. The Grateful Dead - several times.
4. Bob Dylan
5. Lou Reed - um, sort of
6. Neil Young
7. David Bowie
8. Sade
9. The Violent Femmes
10. Three really hard core bands in Boston of which I can't remember any names. I think because they probably never really got big. And it was a long time ago.
11. The Ink Spots
12. Bon Jovi with Skid Row opeing

Um. I think I need to do some more explaining. About 3 weeks after my son was born, a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a concert. I jumped at the chance. I didn't care who it was - obviously - I just needed to go have fun for a night. It was the first time I squoze myself into regular jeans in months.

And it was actually ok.

13. The Monkeys - don't ask
14. The Spice Girls - I am a good mother
15. Brittany Spears - I am a good mother

Actually, again, I have to say that even though these gals aren't the ones I would pick to throw in the ol' cd player, I had fun at the concerts.

16. Patty Griffin
17. The Dead - I took my mom. This is when she learned what pot smells like. Hee.

And then there are the festivals. I can't even think of how many different groups/performers I saw at festivals. When you are camped out at a place for several days that has music going on at 4 different places almost on a 24 hour basis, well, it gets to be a bit much to remember.

But, some of the names are Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Old Crow Medicine Show, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Ricki Lee Jones, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Dr. Ralph Stanley (and co.), Tony Rice, Jennie Stearns (I heart her), Richie Stearns, Mary Lorsen and Saint Low, The Waifs, The Hix, Occulus, Abigail Washburn, The Hackensaw Boys, Frog Holler, The Horse Flies, The Flying Clouds, The Sim Redmond Band, Paso Fino, Del McCoury, Dry Branch Fire Squad ... um ... I'm running out. There are so many others that I can't remember. Forgive me other bands, I can't help it.

There might be a few other "big names" as well, but... oh well.


So there it is. My musical experience.


Now.

For a little bit of a holiday thing.


I just want to jot down a some things I am thankful for. By all means, this list is not all inclusive. Just a few things ...

My husband and children. There is nothing I can put into words that can even begin to cover it. I love you all.

My family. Immediate and extended, including my in-laws. I come from good people and married into good people. They are the collective bomb.

My friends. I have to say that, when it comes to friends, I must have stepped in a whole lot of poop because I am the luckiest dawg. Friends, you all rock!

My relatively good health.

My farm. Love, hate, love, hate, love!

Our animals. They keep me steady.

My co-workers. Even though we are an eclectic bunch, it works. Like a disfunctional family.

Garlic.

... and last but not least ...

Music.

You all know how I am with that. Why just today, as I was starting to make a squash casserole, a song came on that just stopped me in my tracks. I had to put everything down and just sit an listen to it.

This might be a possible reason why I don't always get things done quickly.

I have a problem.

Hi, my name is Anne. I like music. A lot.



Ok, I have to actually get back to the squash as I think it is done cooking and ready for the next phase of the recipe.

Let's casseroll!


Oh, and one more person I saw.

I'll leave you with this.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!




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5 comments:

Jozet at Halushki said...

I loves you too!

And guess what i was listening too as I opened your blog post?

That's right...George Winston's Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

a very nice thank you list. my own list would look very similar, with one major inclusion. i would be thankful for never having seen night ranger in concert. ken

Julie Pippert said...

Hey everybody has something hinky from the 70s and 80s. I'm just grateful to have had my salad days pre cellphone and pre cellphone camera phone.

I feel sorry for the youth of today. I prefer my sanitized memory; they will have to watch it unfold exactly as it happened.

Shudder

Bruce Springsteen was my first. It is also where I learned everything the mad police officer never told us about pot. LOL

I am also grateful for garlic and that you had a good Thanksgiving. :)

Julie
Using My Words

Professor J said...

You have good taste in music, but I must say that Patty Griffin's new cd is often on my stereo.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure you had more fun watching britney spears than I did.

- yo' daughtah