Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Short and not that sweet

I am sitting here in a coffee shop/cafe/restaurant and the plan was to write, but a ton of other things took precedent and got in the way. And now I am too hungry to stay so am going to meet ST for sushi and a movie and this is all I have time to write.

I could've not written anything at all but then that would defeat the purpose of coming to said coffee shop/cafe/restaurant.

Will attempt it again tomorrow.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

2009 Year in Review - concerts

Over the years I have stopped going to as many live shows as I once went to. The price of tickets and the too big venues were the two main reasons why. What used to be fun and excited had become expensive and impersonal.

I only saw 6 acts in 2009 and for the most part they were great. Friendly Fires, Dragonette, Snow Patrol and Coldplay all top the list for enjoyable, energized, exciting and fun shows. Madonna was good, but our seats were far away and so it had that impersonal, I-could-be-watching-this-on-tv kind of feel. Tower of Power were fun. The sound quality wasn't great and we all had to plug our ears a various points during the show but they perform well and the audience makes up a lot of the entertainment with their enthusiastic dancing. Tower of Power is my dad's favourite band and so every once in a while he takes us to a show. Over the past 19 years I have lost count of how many times I've seen them live.

That was it for me and live acts in 2009. I think my mom even sees more live music than I do.