Thursday, September 28, 2006

...and I think it's gonna be a long, long time...

...until I have another week like this past one! Have I mentioned what an important part music plays in my life? Next to my sense of smell, music brings back the most powerful memories for me. I can remember sitting in my room as a child listening to my first Beatles 45 (dating myself). Supertramp's Crime of the Century always reminds me of when Stephen and I first started dating. Then there's the time I actually had a fever of 103 while listening to Foreigner's "Hot Blooded".

While I haven't had much time to make art lately, I have had a chance to experience a the form of live music that is. Since last Thursday, I have had the privilege of seeing Huey Lewis and the News, Paul Simon and Elton John!

I had only planned on seeing Elton (bought tickets for his show the moment they went on sale!)...but as luck would have it, I was able to enjoy all three of these fabulous artists and their bands. A Huey ticket became available via my good friend Karen (who was already going) and she asked if I wanted to purchase it. Hmmm...second row in a new casino theatre (intimate venue)? How could I resist. THEN...this Wednesday at work, Karen called me late in the afternoon and asked if I was busy that night. I said I didn't have any plans so she invited me to see Paul Simon, as she had just been gifted with two tickets. Yup, I'm in! While at the show, Linda, the same wonderful person who gave Karen tickets to PS, gifted me two tickets to Elton John (row 21 on the floor, no less) for the next night (last night)! Of course Karen was getting one of the tickets and seeing as I already had tickets, we invited our friend Dave to join us. I had previously checked with Stephen, and he didn't mind me taking a floor seat with Karen while he sat in our seats with Dave. It worked out really well, as Stephen doesn't care much for dancing and was able to sit back (in his front row balcony seat) while Karen and I danced our butts off (near, but out of range of, the really, really drunk woman who was very entertaining to watch)!

All of the shows were amazing, but Elton was my absolute fav! He played for almost three hours straight (no pun intended)!

[sorry, couldn't warped sense of humour coming through]

His piano solos in "Benny and the Jets" and "Rocket Man" were to die for! I just love, love, LOVE his music.

So, while I haven't been creating art, my spirit has been filled by these amazing musicians.

Do you have a particular song or album that brings back special memories? Do share.

1 comment:

Shari Beaubien said...

Crocodile Rock reminds me of the first summer I spent in California. I worked as a Theatre Specialist at a camp in Malibu for the handicapped and blind. I played that song every single day as the campers arrived in "my" outdoor ampitheatre. We always danced...