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Sunday, January 16, 2005

When I'm in the crowd, I don't see anything . . .

Songs in my head:
"English Rose" by the Jam
"In the Crowd" by the Jam
"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

Yesterday was a crazy afternoon and evening with problems on the roadways. I always use the adage that I'd rather talk about them to others rather than sit in the back-up of them. Kev rang me up and provided a very useful tip as he was heading north. To use Sam Elliott/Big Lebowski-talk, it was much-obliged.

I ended up not going to the Granada last night. I went to the Cavern to see [DARYL]. The Cavern is small and the stage is almost nonexistant. A trio could play it no problem. But when there are six people in the band, you have to be crafty. Three set up on the stage and the other three set up in front of the stage. In other words, they were eye-level with the audience. When you have an animated band on the same ground floor as you, it's special. I've always had this bizarre feeling/fear of having a guitar tuning peg hit you in the face or on the head. It didn't happen last night, but I was right in front of the band. They played for a long time (as in, good) and even threw in some cover songs (something I'd never seen them do). They did a Ned's Atomic Dustbin song and Hum's "Stars." Very cool and off-the-cuff. These are the kinds of shows you remember . . .

I think we're playing kickball today. Shall wait and see . . .

1 comment:

Kev said...

That backup I called in about last night was horrible; it took me 25 minutes to get from the beginning of the George Bush ramp to where the accident was at the 121 exit. I'm also glad you were able to find out what was going on by the time you went on the air, because it made it somewhat less annoying to know exactly where the accident was and which lane to avoid.