Ok, I got lost for a bit…I fell off the proverbial blogging map. It’s ok, no one reads this damn thing anyways! So I have some catching up to do…where do I start?
First off I got the chance to see Dave Chappelle perform his stand-up routine in Boston. Yes, Rick James was in Boston! I don’t care what anybody says about that guy – he is hilarious. Whether or not he is nuts is up for debate, but I vote for him being funny. Hopefully I will get to see more of his material in the years to come – that is if he doesn’t plan a trip back to Africa any time soon!
A group of us also caught the Carlos Mencia show at the Orpheum a few weeks back. To those that had the opportunity to go I say this – midgets scare me!
I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but we found a place to live! We live in Somerville right behind Harvard. I absolutely love the place and its location between all the pertinent squares in the area. The only thing I am suspect about is our neighbors. Apparently we have a reputation of being the party house in a “well-connected” neighborhood. Some of the residents aren’t too happy with us. That’s just great, we find a place, move in, throw some parties and have a great time, and now we have been singled-out by the Somerville Police Department. Man, I wonder what the jail cells in Somerville look like?
What else – Cheryl turned 30…Happy Birthday Cheryl! Just think, you are old enough to be my mother in some indigenous tribes on the western coast of Mozambique – that is, of course, if Mozambique has a western coastline.
Hmmm, I have been to a number of concerts that I have failed to talk about in the last few months, so let me try and run them down for you. A few Widespread Panic shows, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Xavier Rudd, Bobby Weir & Ratdog, etc. I know I am missing a ton but that will have to do for now. There are too many to break out individually!
Oh, I almost forgot, I just got back from the Vegoose Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Superfly, the promoters behind the NOLA Jazzfest and Bonnaroo, created a Halloween-based music festival that runs over Halloween weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium (and surrounding area) with late night shows at different venues through out the strip each night. I got the opportunity to meet some amazing artists and catch some great sets from the Raconteurs, Keller Williams Incident, Rhythm Devils, Phil Lesh & Trey Anastasio, Black Crowes, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tom Petty, Fiona Apple, and Widespread Panic among others. If you attend Vegoose you set yourself up to need another vacation once it is over. If you planned on going full-throttle your schedule would have looked something like this (filled in with the shows I attended):
8:00pm – 11:30pm late night show (Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds)
12:00am – 4:00am late night show #2 (Trey Anastasio & Robert Randolph & The Family Band)
12:00pm – 11:30pm Vegoose Music Festival
12:00am – 5:00am late night show (String Cheese Incident)
My latest routine to date sees me heading to Christopher’s in Porter Square with friends for a bite to eat and some drinks, and then walking next door to Toad to have a few more drinks and catch some great music. It’s a vicious cycle, I know! I’m just trying to spend all the time I can with the people I care about the most before I head to Denver in February.
If you have some time to kill and feel like reading a funny blog posted by my friend and roommate, Adam, click this link. He debates the controversial category of “Top Boob.” Be warned, this is Adam…
So that about does it for now, looking forward to seeing Gov’t Mule, the Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Trey Anastasio, Damien Rice, and the one and only Tenacious D! Until then…GO SEE LIVE MUSIC!