Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Life Is Music

I don't update this thing nearly enough. Ugh. Alright, I've got a lot to fill in so I'll be vague.

I went to Carnegie Hall last week to see one of my favorite people in the world JASON/Doodle perform. He is a bass in the Gay Men's Chorus and they do a Holiday show each year. It was amazing! First of all, Carnegie Hall is pretty much the best venue ever. The sound is incredible and I was so high up my nose was bleeding on the chorus. It was a very exciting night.

My sad company is not doing anything holiday related this year so I have to live vicariously through Casey. It wasn't all that vicarious though because he invited me to his work party. It was north of Manhattan which made it feel like we flew to another state completely. They had a DJ that played the electric slide and when a conga line started up I tried to hide. People did lots of shots and did I mention that we were the best dressed couple there? It was a good time.

Saturday night we had tickets to see Rockapella. I have loved Rockapella since I was a very young kid thanks to my dad and the children's show Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. Lucky for me Casey happens to be friends with one of them so he got us front row tickets to their gig in Jersey. I called them crotch shot seats and I was thankful because the current bass singer is the sexiest man of all time. He knelt down, took my hand, and started singing I have no idea what because my body temperature went up a few degrees and I was swooning. He isn't the guy you see in the video linked above. Only one of the original members is still in the group but everyone is ridiculously talented in the vocal department. Wow. Here is a video of the current group.

Sunday night I saw Duran Duran perform in some theater in Jersey. Two nights in a row spent in Jersey? I must be crazy! The show was pretty good but you couldn't hear the skill of Duran Duran because they had the amps set at eleven. I just got my hearing back today. Your Vegas opened for Duran Duran. This is only my second time seeing them but a couple of my friends are pretty much groupies now and I have to admit that they are justified because Your Vegas is worth checking out.

Holy crap is today Wednesday? That means I have a show tomorrow night! HOLIDAY COQUETTES at The Duplex! I'm not nearly as worked up or nervous for this show. Probably because I'm not alone on stage. I trust Ava to not suck so as long as I can live up to that standard as well it should be pretty good. Casey has been given permission to attempt recording. If this works I will share with you. Maybe.



Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

DURAN DURAN???? You lucky dog.

LL said...

Hey... Knach 'em dead tomorrow darlin'!

Jay said...

Dang you're staying busy. And staying entertained too!

Dana said...

You know I've got to say it! "Break a leg" and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Best line of this post? "I've got a lot to fill in so I'll be vague." Love it. :)


captain corky said...

Since you went to Jersey to see Duran Duran can I assume you were wearing acid wash jeans? It's only proper ya know. ;)

GMEyster said...

I agree with Em, I kinda snorted when I read that you'd be vague. Funny Girl.

Looking forward to the show tonight!

Knight said...

Gary- Yeah, it was cool. We were pretty close to the stage this time.

LL- Thank you sir!

Jay- Must stay entertained! Tis the season.

Dana- I might. You should see my new pumps!

Emmeline- I always wonder if anyone catches those things and if they have any idea what I mean. I can count on you!

Corky- If I still had acid wash I would have had them on. I didn't do the 80's hair either because I figured all that hairspray in one room was a huge fire hazard.

GMEyster- I knew I wouldn't be brief. I'm good at vague.

furiousBall said...

nice! did Duran Duran do Planet Earth?

Mike said...

I have plans this holiday.

Drunken ones ;)

Reb said...

Busy girl, I love that you say you'll be vague! Thanks for the clip, they are pretty good. If you haven't already heard of them, look for "the Nylons" you might enjoy them too.

Break a leg Darlin'

Farmer*swife said...

You are so awesome Gal. One day? Please sing for us? day?

Karen said...

KNIGHT!!!! You were at the Wellmont on Sunday to see Duran Duran. I was there!! They were awesome. I became a 16 year old freak again. I jumped aroudn like maniac and I took a zillion pictures.

Anyway. That is where I live - well, not in the theater, but in walking distance (maybe hiking distance actually). I wish I would have known. We could have met for a pre-show drink or something.

Next time you come to town, let me know!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I big red puffy heart Duran Duran!!!!

What a fun week for you! Ima so jealous.

Anonymous said...

Rockapella is great! I'll take a pass on the Duran Duran (not sure why, just never loved them).

I'm now picturing the best dressed couple trying to hide from the conga line. *smirk*

JasonBSchmidt said...

So glad you enjoyed Carnegie. It was an amazing night. Sorry I missed your show. I will never miss one again...I mean it!

Entertainment Blog said...

i have nice music for a great holiday