Another outing to see and hear new music as presented by one of the greatest inventions of all time, satellite radio.

The Whigs and Dead Confederate will be playing at The Note in West Chester, PA.  It should be a great up-close and personal show.  Although once again folks our age will be the minority in a crowd teeming with beer smitten college kids, I’m sure I’ll find a way to enjoy myself.  How can I not with my cool hubby.

The Whigs

Right Hand On My Heart

Like A Vibration

Dead Confederate, The Rat

Putting all recent Obama Inaugural Festivities aside, their really hasn’t been much for me to blab about other than another music blurb. Oh, yeah we’re planning our first ever ski/snowboard trip. WhooHoo! Now on with the music…

I love Peter and John’s new song, Nothing To Worry About. I was never a true fan… I just knew that one with the whistling, Young Folks. But I can’t wait for their new album coming out in March.

Nothing To Worry About

The much anticipated release of new music from one of the most talented bands I’ve ever heard is about to be unleashed. BEIRUT’s mastermind, Zach Condon, and his mega-multi-member band took a break early 2008 canceling a European tour over the summer. But all for good. We’ll be hearing the new stuff in the coming months. Did I mention it’s a double EP, March of the Zapotec/Holland? Yessssssssss.

Until then, enjoy this…

Beirut, A Sunday Smile

and fall in love with this…

Beirut, Prenzlauerberg

According to Zach, Beirut will be playing a few surprise shows in smaller venues in New York. If anyone out there gets word of when and where please let us know. 🙂

Visit Beirut, read the news.

Somber posts lately.  How ’bout I lighten things up a bit with this video featuring Republic Tigers with Buildings and Mountains, one of my new favorite songs.

Okay, not so light.

Thought I’d never find it. After a couple of cross country moves, throwing things in boxes and not labeling them…I think we’ve got quite a few boxes we haven’t rummaged through since we moved out to New Mexico in 2004. Four years later and many states away, some still lay unopened. I wonder what’s in them? I’ve found clothes I could’ve been wearing and my children could’ve been wearing if I had known the boxes existed. Unassembled lamps that our living space desperately needs. Tools. Kitchen junk drawers haphazardly thrown in a box. And, oh yeah, pictures. Envelope after envelope of family photos. Great photos, too. Photos from 35mm film. Whew, remember when?

1997 Y100 Sonic Session w/ INXS

1997 Y100 Sonic Session w/ INXS

We spent an evening looking at all the pictures.

I got a serious dose of nostalgia when I stumbled upon this photo of me with Michael Hutchence of INXS. It was taken by two good samaritans at an invite only studio performance with Philly’s Y100 in 1997. Not a month had passed when we found these pictures in the mail. Thanks to the Franklins for taking the pic and actually sending us two copies. Sad thing is, I am 11 years older than I am in the picture. Sadder still, Mr. Hutchence died two months after the photo was taken.

Just a follow-up to a previous post…
view from balcony bar

view from balcony bar

Well, thanks to my sister and her fabulous iPhone, we were able to take a few decent photos of the event. Despite being the handful of late thirty-somethings in the crowd, we managed to have a spanking good time. It was a night out we needed desperately. A big thank you to JP and Jen for the comp tickets!

Can you believe just two minutes after we parked our car we were slapped a parking ticket.  Not even a block and a half away… Geeeeez!

I would love to write something a little meatier than this, but you know sometimes you just got to do a music blurb. It’s the holiday weekend, the jumbo crabs are on their way, and I don’t feel like getting deep at the moment. So…

We took my thirteen year old daughter to her first concert in May 07. We saw one of our favorite bands, KEANE, on their Under the Iron Sea tour. I was so excited to see my favorite band (at the moment) but most of the excitement was for my daughter who was anxiously waiting to see a band live for the first time. Our seats were just six rows away from the stage, that’s just a few arm lengths away from Tom Chaplin, the lead vocalist for the band. Ahhh! As my husband likes to say, we swooned like a bunch of groupies. During the show we occasionally turned our heads and waved to my husband and sister sitting 20 or so rows behind us. It was a brilliant night and guess what? Their third album, Perfect Symmetry, is coming out October 13th! If anyone out there can manage a couple of front row seats somewhere in the tristate area (Pa, DE, NJ) gives us a holler, will ya? 🙂

I’m so glad I can enjoy these moments with my daughters. I just know someday the time will come when they’d rather not have me around and I’ll have to let go a little… but for now, children, I’ll be by your side. 🙂

Here’s a song off their new album:

Better Than This

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