Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Concrete Blonde 'Mexican Moon'
Last Friday was like any other day… Nothing unusual. Nothing out of sorts. I was wearing my Cheap Trick “On Tour Since ‘74” t-shirt and all was well with the world. Until…
I heard some guy on 2 Guys Named Chris give the rundown of artists performing private concerts during the upcoming High Point Furniture Market. Kool & The Gang… Big whup. I’ve heard “Celebration” and “Joanna” enough already. Although I am always up for some “Jungle Boogie”… Robert Cray… Good, but I can live another day without seeing him. I survived just missing his show years ago when he opened for Huey Lewis & The News… Cheap Trick… I nearly blew a gasket!
Cheap Trick will be performing during a private function! I won’t be able to go. Robin Zander, Rick Nielson, Bun E. Carlos, and Tom Petersson will be less than 10 miles away from me and I won’t be able to get anywhere near them. I’m nearly as frustrated as a priest on Lord Of The Flies Island.
Sure… I can understand God jerking me around with the love of my life… But not Cheap Trick. Why would the Great Spirit do such a thing?
I am hoping for a one-off show and I understand that they are hitting the road with Journey and Heart during the summer. Anyways… I’ve already called in a few favors with my network of liars and backstabbers. I’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.
I may have to wash a car. I may have to give up tickets to another show of their choosing. I may even have to massage someone’s grandmother, but I’ll do it. I just don’t think they’ll be around too much longer and I gotta see ‘em before they cash in their final chips.
--I’m very excited that NASCAR is starting up once again. And I was very proud that Dustin Long (Greensboro News & Record) put this into his article in last Sunday’s paper…
Who's the one guy I should root for?
If you like underdogs, go with Robby Gordon. He's a one-car team. Even if he doesn't finish in the top 10, he can make races interesting. Plus, he's always worth watching on the road courses.
That’s all I got to say on that subject.
--Free Food February update:
1 Krispy Kreme doughnut
1 BoJangles BoBerry heart-shaped biscuit
Swiss and Cheddar cheese cubes (leftover from Monday’s meeting)
Broccoli and Ranch dressing (leftover from Monday’s meeting)
An order of wings from Outback Steakhouse (courtesy of Tina Sutton)
A chicken burrito from Chipotle (courtesy of Ronnie from Chipotle: brought food for our promotions meeting)
The food from Chipotle is wonderful! We were all very thankful and I’m still not hungry 10 hours later!