checked out ian anderson of jethro tull doing the entire thick as a brick album (awesome)as well as the entire thick as a brick 2 album (NOT awesome) fiishing witha few clasics. Overwall good show.

Within past month or so I saw roger waters, mickey hart, tribute to levon helms, lots of indie shows on the island and in nyc.
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checked out ian anderson of jethro tull doing the entire thick as a brick album (awesome)as well as the entire thick as a brick 2 album (NOT awesome) fiishing witha few clasics. Overwall good show.



Sounds great. In NY?
I'm delving into my teenage years on Friday night with Loverboy, Pat Benetar and Journey.

This is payback for my g/f agreeing to go to Alice Cooper/Iron Maiden in Atlanta with me in June.

I'm sure I'll enjoy it more than she enjoyed Maiden, though she has to listen to them all the time Smile Then again, I unfortunately know who One Direction is.....Frown
The last six days saw me attend three concerts.

In Austin, Texas I saw Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH (whom I mentioned earlier) with new lead singer Floor Janson replacing Annette Olzon. The two women have somewhat different voices and I was interested to see how Ms. Janson would do replacing Ms. Olzon who abruptly left/was thrown out of the band. In my opinion this was an step up as Floor Janson is a highly trained operatic singer and extremely attractive. She dominated the stage throughout and I hope she stays with this band for a long time.

The other two concerts were both by RUSH in their home town of Toronto. The tour supporting their new Clockwork Angels albums just gets better and better, with most of the setlist coming from the keyboard-heavy albums of the 1980's. I loved it.
Peter Gabriel So revisited tour last weekend. He can still hit those haunting notes, but he has gotten older and rounder. Wanted more of my favorites, but was satisfied with the show.

Aussie Pink Floyd on tap this Sunday. I will go prepared.

The bus was backing into Rob Zombie's driveway here in town today. He must be headed out for a tour.
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Norah Jones coming up on Friday. Cool


I love it when you go to a show and the performer sounds better than the CD - no need for technological assistance. Ms. Jones is amazing and puts on a great show. Easy on the eyes as well.
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Norah Jones coming up on Friday. Cool


I love it when you go to a show and the performer sounds better than the CD - no need for technological assistance. Ms. Jones is amazing and puts on a great show. Easy on the eyes as well.

Very jealous, VB. I was unable to attend her concert when she came here in August.
Australian Pink Floyd was pretty good. Instrument play was pretty much spot on and vocals, although not the real McCoy, were not bad. Since I will never see the genuine article again, this will have to suffice. Still want to see David Gilmour live someday. Seeing a band like this makes one appreciate him even more.
Paul McCartney last night in Houston. First time for me to see him live and if you close your eyes you'd swear it was him in the heyday of The Beatles or Wings - Sir Paul still sounds AMAZING! It was probably 60% Beatles, 30% Wings and the rest more recent solo stuff (the latest album is really good by the way).

One of the best shows I've seen in my life.
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Paul McCartney last night in Houston. First time for me to see him live and if you close your eyes you'd swear it was him in the heyday of The Beatles or Wings - Sir Paul still sounds AMAZING! It was probably 60% Beatles, 30% Wings and the rest more recent solo stuff (the latest album is really good by the way).

Not that I want to age myself, but I saw the Beatles in November '64 here in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was unbelievable. The enrgy was more than palpable. I've seen McCartney twice since, and he is still a remarkable showman,singer/songwriter and musician. Long live Sir Paul. Winner
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Headed to see Bob Dylan tomorrow night at the Excel Energy Center. Wicked excited!


Excellent!


The man is 71 years old and still touring. You have to respect that. You'd better know the words before you go however, because if you don't (my companion did not), it's a little like going to a foreign film without subtitles. You may pick up and word here and there, but the rest is just gibberish.

We had a great time and I can add Bob Dylan to the short list of musical legends I've had the good fortune to see live.
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A the end of November, Neil Young with Patti Smith at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Can't recall the last time I was as excited about an opening act as I was for the headliner. Have seen Neil several times over the years.


I will see you there, Bruce! Know any good BYOWs in the area?
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A the end of November, Neil Young with Patti Smith at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Can't recall the last time I was as excited about an opening act as I was for the headliner. Have seen Neil several times over the years.


I will see you there, Bruce! Know any good BYOWs in the area?


Sorry, I don't. The venue is pretty much located in the middle of nowhere.
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ the ACC this past Monday.


We're seeing them Saturday night in Ottawa. Please tell me he played the old classics, and lots from Rust, and not so much the newer stuff?


it was more of a crazy horse show than a neil show. lots of new material, lots of improvisation and going off track for a while. Very electric, little to no acoustic other than for a few new songs. More Arc than Rust.

Got a few old classics, but still - it was a crazy horse show, not neil young show.

as a plus, he did start the show by having everyone stand for the national anthem. probably the only time i'll get to do that at the ACC this year.
We have a tradition of starting the holiday season with a jazz Christmas concert every year, and luckily the show we like has a tradition of starting their holiday tour in Austin the last few years. Just got back from this year's version and it was great as always - Peter White, Rick Braun and Mindy Abair. Always gets us in the spirit early.
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ the ACC this past Monday.


We're seeing them Saturday night in Ottawa. Please tell me he played the old classics, and lots from Rust, and not so much the newer stuff?


I went to see them last night Bman. While you will be happy to know he played Powderfinger, the only other Rust song was the obvious Hey, Hey, My, My closer. He does play Needle & Damage Done and Cinnamon Girl. A couple from Ragged Glory including a fun version of Fucking Up. Overall...not bad.

Oh btw, don't be late. Patti Smith is the opening act, which I was not aware of before the show. Cool
McCartney. Went in with guarded expectations, and came out with mind blown. The man was amazing. He knows his voice ain't what it used to be but didn't hold back at all on any of the songs, just went for it. Way better than expected. And this was the second of two back to back nights!

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