Thursday Ten: Mostly Music Edition

1. I got to see the Counting Crows in concert last night. I’ve loved them since their first album, “August and Everything After” came out. I’ve seen them a few times and try to catch them when they are in town if I can. This show was at the fairgrounds though, so it was kind of the weirdest set up for a show. Basically a flat surface – so… it was kind of hard to see – I haven’t had such horrible seats for a concert in a very long time.


2. They opened up their set with a song I didn’t know (it wasn’t one of theirs), but the rest of their show was a lot of their more popular songs – probably a good idea with the crowd last night. “A Murder of One”, “Round Here”, “Hanginaround”, “A Long December”… The encore was “Mr Jones” and “Holiday In Spain”.  I’ve never seen them do a show quite that way – I enjoyed it tremendously but it was VERY DIFFERENT.

3. Before the opening act, there was a very very bad local cover band, who actually introduced their cover of “Thriller” by saying, “You’ve probably heard… Michael Jackson died this week.” First of all, REALLY? Second of all, it may just be too soon for that. In fact, I’d be willing to place money on the fact that it’ll never be the right time for their cover of “Thriller” (or anything else).

4. Then the official opening act… slightly less bad, but still… Not good. At the end of one song, the lead singer said, “Wow! My guitar was REALLY OFF that song. Did you guys hear it?” I told my guitar teacher about it today and she said, “Wow, that PAINS me, and I wasn’t even there.”

5. Before the concert, we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stop on the way for dinner, so we ate CARNIVAL FOOD. I don’t even eat at McDonald’s so you know that this is not my favorite thing to do. Had the GREASIEST FAJITAS ever (bleh – they were nasty). Then some overpriced carnival alcohol. And then… THE ELEPHANT EAR. I should have skipped dinner, gone straight for the elephant ear and life would have been lovely and I’d have never mourned the fajitas that never were. But those fajitas – Yucky.

6. It should not have been that cold for an outdoor concert in July, but dangit. COLD.

7. Music I’m listening to lately: I just downloaded a song by Phoenix that someone blogged about, and like the sound of it. Also, an old acoustic demo of Counting Crows’ “Shallow Days”.

8. In guitar lesson today, it was more of the same – more “Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty: GO AWAY!), “Mr Jones” (hee hee) and I started learning “We’re On Top Of the World” (Juliana Theory).

9. So, the holiday weekend is coming up. No big plans. It’s hard to get excited when you work from home and days off just means, hey, another day you’re at home. Who needs a vacation? Why… I think *I* do.

10. Hope YOU ALL have a terrific holiday weekend, though! Enjoy the long weekend! Take care. Be safe. Blah blah blah.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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