Elvis Costello solo show tonight at Massey Hall. 2 1/2 hours. Ron Sexsmith joined him on Everyday I Write The Book.

He opened with 5 songs in a row from My Aim Is True. By the end of the show he had played the majority of that album.
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! at the Horseshoe last night. Great show & a great summer night to be biking around downtown.
Lenny Kravitz opening for Imagine Dragons at AT&T Park a couple weeks ago at the VMworld Cisco Live closing party. LK still has the rock star charisma in spades.
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Sesame Street Live

Elmo and Abby Kadabee (spelling?) were spectacular!

How long was the line at the suicide booth?
Coming up this weekend:

Patty Griffin at the Winter Garden Theatre on Friday
The Wailin' Jennys at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Saturday
My wife and I went to see Rodger Hodgson (former member of Supertramp) what an exceptional performer! All the old Supertramp hits done exactly! It was down in the finger lakes region of New York. Man, that show is going to be hard to top Wink
Moutin Factory Quintet at the Green Mill last night. Man those guys can play. I missed them when they came through last year (still as the Moutin Reunion Quartet) and am sad about that.
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My wife and I went to see Rodger Hodgson (former member of Supertramp) what an exceptional performer! All the old Supertramp hits done exactly! It was down in the finger lakes region of New York. Man, that show is going to be hard to top Wink

Cool I bought the Breakfast in America album when it first came out. It is still in regular rotation on my ipod.
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Billy Joel - last night at Fenway

Fantastic set and first grown-up concert I've been to in a while


Would have loved to see him at an outdoor venue. Had to deal with arena in Tampa back in January.

Also excited that Judas Priest will be back in Florida in October....Hollywood, I shall be!
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My wife and I went to see Rodger Hodgson (former member of Supertramp) what an exceptional performer! All the old Supertramp hits done exactly! It was down in the finger lakes region of New York. Man, that show is going to be hard to top Wink


I saw him 3 times in SoCal last year. If there is a more joyous performer out there I havent seen them. He just seems to be so happy to be there. Dont miss if you get a chance.
Jimmy Buffett last night - best show I can remember. This show marks thirty years with at least one show that my wife and I have attended, although many years it was more than one. We had planned to end the streak this year, but my brother surprised us with tickets the day before and we just couldn't say no. It took all of about ten seconds into the first song and I was glad we kept the streak alive.
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Jimmy Buffett last night - best show I
can remember. This show marks thirty years with at least one show that my wife and I have attended, although many years it was more than one. We had planned to end the streak this year, but my brother surprised us with tickets the day before and we just couldn't say no. It took all of about ten seconds into the first song and I was glad we kept the streak alive.

Sounds wonderful. Did he sing the lost verse? Razz
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Sounds wonderful. Did he sing the lost verse? Razz


Alas no, he did not. I haven't seen it live since 2010 - he doesn't do it very often.
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! at the Horseshoe last night. Great show & a great summer night to be biking around downtown.


Cool.
Just got back to the hotel after the July show of Billy Joel's series at MSG. Best we've ever seen him - amazing play list full of old classics you don't always hear on a broad tour, plus there's something special about playing for the home crowd. Great show!

Bill Cower was in our section at the other end of the row in front of us - dude can jam!
Friends, last night in Rouen, France (Northern France on the Seine River, about 70 miles from where it empties into the English Channel) we went to the beautiful Gothic cathedral for a music and light show. The recorded music was pretty good-- varied, quite a bit of lounge chill, some classical, some acoustic guitar, etc.-- but the light show was nothing short of amazing. Multiple projectors move images all over the highly complicated and intensely decorated facade of the twin-towered cathedral, changing its look constantly, anything from abstract design to the illusion that you're seeing a different cathedral, including Notre Dame of Paris (and a bunch of others that I'm not familiar with), a rainstorm running down the towers, Monet's water lilies floating over the building, box of Crayolas, butterflies, great variety… The saturation of colour and picture is stunning. I have never seen anything quite like it. There must be a highly complex imaging program running and coordinating the multiple projectors for this.

They do 3 shows, each app. 20 min., every evening from 11:00pm to midnight, and this runs until the end of September. I'm not sure whether or not the times change to an earlier start as the days get shorter. If any of you are in northern France in the next couple of months, or even if you're in Paris looking for an interesting side trip, I highly recommend this unique experience.

Oh, and the kicker: it's completely free, though it's a good idea to get to the square outside the cathedral a bit early for the best viewpoints.
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Friends, last night in Rouen, France (Northern France on the Seine River, about 70 miles from where it empties into the English Channel) we went to the beautiful Gothic cathedral for a music and light show. The recorded music was pretty good-- varied, quite a bit of lounge chill, some classical, some acoustic guitar, etc.-- but the light show was nothing short of amazing.


Seaquam, a similar show is projected onto Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City each night. <Here's> the YouTube clip, but it doesn't come close to replicating the live experience. The 3D visual effects, from a realistic crumbling stone facade to apparent bulges and holes appearing in the building, are astounding.
I really need to stop buying tickets to shows Smile Over the next few months I'll be seeing:

The Offspring (with Bad Religion opening)
Motley Crue (with Alice Cooper opening)
Rascal Flatts (with Sheryl Crow opening)
Jason Aldean (with FL GA Line)
Judas Priest
Getting ahead of myself, I know, but we have tickets for Steely Dan on August 26 at the NAC in Ottawa, a great venue acoustically. One of my all-time favourite bands - first album I ever bought as a kid was Can't Buy a Thrill. If I could have supper with any musical artists I'd probably choose Fagan and Becker, if only to try to find out what the hell some of those lyrics mean!

Can't wait!! Banana
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Getting ahead of myself, I know, but we have tickets for Steely Dan on August 26 at the NAC in Ottawa, a great venue acoustically. One of my all-time favourite bands - first album I ever bought as a kid was Can't Buy a Thrill. If I could have supper with any musical artists I'd probably choose Fagan and Becker, if only to try to find out what the hell some of those lyrics mean!

Can't wait!! Banana


Love the Dan. I've seen them every time they've come to Toronto, but I'm passing this year. I hate the acoustics at the Molson Amphitheatre.

Best shows were at Massey Hall about 4 years ago when they did full albums: Aja one night and Royal Scam the next night. We caught both shows.
Saw Crosby, Stills & Nash last Saturday. I've never owned any CSN albums, but I've always enjoyed the hits. Crosby and Nash sounded good, but Stephen Stills was painfully bad vocally, although he sounded great on guitar.
I sat by Peter Cetera on the plane yesterday. Does that count? Wink I'm headed to a huge 3 day country concert at the Gorge in E. WA. Headliners are Tim McGrew, Lady A, and Jake Owen.
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Great club band, that's how I think of them Smile They were just starting to play larger venues when I first saw them at the Wooden Nickle. Eddie and the Tide was the next great club band of that genre (Greg Kihn was the predecessor).
Trying to talk the mrs. into going to Soundgarden and NIN this Friday. She's worried about finding a sitter she trusts overnight. <yawn>
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I sat by Peter Cetera on the plane yesterday. Does that count? Wink I'm headed to a huge 3 day country concert at the Gorge in E. WA. Headliners are Tim McGrew, Lady A, and Jake Owen.


I love Peter Cetera. His song from Karate Kid II was my wedding song (no joke).

The country fest sounds good. Make sure you catch Kip Moore on Friday. He's the next mega-star in country. Huge crossover appeal.
This year:

March 14 - Lodo's Bar and Grill - Keggs & Eggs
- Kongos; Unlikely Candidates; New Politics
April 3 - Boettcher Concert Hall
- Colorado Symphony - The Life of Rachmaninoff
April 4 - The Marquis
- Kongos
May 29 - Black Sheep
- Oh, Be Clever; Unlikely Candidates
July 12 - Imperial
- Blondfire; Kongos
(all front row, except Rachmaninoff)

Coming up:
August 8 - Sculley's Shooters
- Like A Storm; Dollarhide; Sick Puppies
November 6 - Ogden Theater
- The Airborne Toxic Event
November 9 - Gothic Theatre
- New Politics
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Crosby and Nash sounded good, but Stephen Stills was painfully bad vocally, although he sounded great on guitar.


I saw them about 18 months ago, and the same. Crosby & Nash sang very well, but Still's voice kept cracking and going out. A real shame as he was one of the first concerts I attended, playing without CSN&Y in 1973.

Saw Gary Clark, Jr last week. Enjoyable.

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