Saturday, September 27, 2008

About last night...

I went to a concert last night.

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Double wow!

Words don't do it justice. Plant and Krauss were amazing. Plant's voice is pure nostalgia and Krauss' voice is pure heaven -- put those two together with a kick-ass talented band and you've got magic.

I saw a knitting friend there (who shall remain nameless). She told me she just found out about the show 2 hrs. before it started. She was really excited to "see Alison Krauss and some old guy." When they sang Plant's "I'm in the Mood" I turned around and told her very self-righteously "THAT'S the 'old guy!'" WONDERFUL!

It was also great being at the Zooampitheater. I saw SOO many concerts there in college, and being there again last night was like a trip down memory lane. Great venue, great music, great memories.

Enough waxing nostalgic. Just go buy "Raising Sand" if you don't own it. It's amazing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happiness is...

  • Temps in the 7o's with NO HUMIDITY
  • A new sweater in the pipeline (doesn't it SCREAM 1986?)
  • The new Genius feature in iTunes
  • My new "70's Sap" playlist (via Genius above)

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What's on the 70's playlist you ask?

Ventura Highway
Make It with You
Everything I Own
Baby I'm-A Want You
It Don't Matter to Me
Guitar Man
Lost Without Your Love
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
Nights Are Forever Without You
Love Is the Answer
It's Sad to Belong
Baker Street
Right Down the Line
Rocky Mountain High
Annie's Song
September Morn
Play Me
Holly Holy
I Am...I Said
Diamond Girl
Deacon Blues
Hey Nineteen
Rikki Don't Lose that Number

Don't scoff, I didn't call it "70's Sap" for nothing! Oh put me in Mom's Monza driving down Doghouse Road in 1975 listening to many many of these tunes! Mom's didn't have the racing stripes though -- it was a totally cool color, you know, something like blue.

Never fear -- I've also got a kick-ass 80's playlist -- it's called "Skinny Rocks" - -because really, I was skinnier and rockin' in those days. ;-) I'll share that list with you sometime.

Time to get gauge for the new sweater (no, I'm not using the rainbow colorway, I promise).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

One of my favorite blogs

I read a lot of blogs. A recent blog posting from a favorite blogger left me wanting to simultaneously stand in my chair and shout approval AND wipe tears from my eyes. She has a gift for words that I wish I had, and today I share one of her wisest entries with you. It's a favorite not because it's written with her usual humor, but because it is written with a profound insight and grace.

I will stop now lest I detract from her message: