It was fun.
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Posted by suchwildlove on September 20, 2012
Santa Monica Pier.
Kasey Chambers on stage, singing Not Pretty Enough.
In front of me, a little girl with no sense of rhythm, dancing awkwardly in her blue hoodie, having a blast. She has not yet gained Kasey’s self-consciousness and pain; she’s comfortable in her body, happy to jerk her arms and legs about in front of a crowd.
I whisper in my heart, “May it last, little girl. May it last.”
Posted by suchwildlove on August 2, 2012
It’s 6 minutes. It’s worth 6 minutes of your time, if it makes you smile.
Posted by suchwildlove on June 22, 2012
Just home from possibly the most entertaining two hours I have ever enjoyed. It was WELL worth driving to Santa Barbara and back.
Tim Minchin, you rock. Big time.
Posted by suchwildlove on April 12, 2012
I really don’t care for music concerts. Because, basically, I really don’t care for loud music. And I am no fan of large venues. Seeing a performer I like in a small venue can be really enjoyable, but the stadium experience is just not for me. J learned this very early in our relationship. He LOVES attending concerts; along with sporting events, they are his favourite form of entertainment. It was a major area where we did not mesh.
Before he got the Atlanta gig (btw: four weeks down, two to go) he bought tickets for himself and L to see Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker. Last night was the big night, and it fell to me to take her. (I tried bribing The Boy to do it, but he could not be persuaded.)
Do I like country music? I do not. Did I bitch and moan to my friends about having to battle rush hour traffic to get downtown on a school night for hours and hours of loud music that I don’t know, in a genre I do not appreciate? I did. I admit it.
But I went, and tried really hard not to be a wet blanket about it. Our seats were great. L had a blast, and thanked me profusely for taking her. I had to admit that this was basically pop, not ‘COUNTRY’ country, and not that different to a lot of the contemporary folk music on my Pandora station. I mean, it could have been heavy metal or hip hop (in other words, way worse).
So yes, I survived. Ear plugs helped. But I still don’t really like concerts.
Posted by suchwildlove on March 28, 2012
I enjoyed some live music today, at a beautiful venue in Topanga Canyon. John C. Reilly and Friends entertained us with country and traditional folk songs. I am not a country music fan, so after the fifth song with “lonesome” in the title, I was hoping they might rock out for a bit. But … they didn’t. Despite being a less-than-favourite music style, it was fun to be part of a Topanga audience, there to raise funds for the Theatricum Botanicum. I’m really liking my new community.
I had planned a Meringue Reveal today, but I didn’t finish the hem till after dark, so tomorrow, perhaps.
Posted by suchwildlove on March 19, 2012