It was a truly an educational day today! Rocket dropped by to help me out on Project Aaauunold. It’s down to the wire (intentional pun) around here to get through about 10 more phases of the project before this upcoming Thursday. Lucky for me I have slightly deranged friends (and family!) willing to waste their free time to give me a fighting chance of actually pulling these tasks off. The cool thing is I’m picking up all new skilz.. umm that may be a little too strong, let’s go with knowledge. My college days were spent playing around in the 5-10v arena – not so much in the 120 range. As a result I’ve always been a little hesitant when it comes to house wiring. Thanks to Rocket, I am now pretty comfortable with most of the wiring scenarios and probably most amazing – I FINALLY understand the three way switch. It has taken him about 20 times to explain it, but it finally sunk in today – thanks to getting all my wiring tasks done early today I can spend a few minutes cranking out a new post.
Let’s go with a recollection from our most recent concert outing. I was about to categorize it as the last concert of the season but looks like we’ll be heading back to Vegas later in the year and Linda is already researching all the venues for things to see. This particular recollection is from August at the Illinois State Fair. As you know we have been hitting the “classic” tours this season (link here and here). This year the Fair was featuring a combination of bands I grew up with and one dark horse. We tend to head down to Springfield to see the Butter Cow anyway and decided to catch the concert. My expectations were pretty high based on the entertainment value of the previous concerts this year…well, at least ONE of the bands delivered that night. Fortunately for me, I can always resort to people watching when things go bad.
Since we are all about observations around here, I thought it would be interesting to visually show you the definition of success in the Rock and Roll field. Starting off the night was none other than the Georgia Satellites (the dark horse). If you just said the who? then you are probably in good company. They really just had two songs of any popularity – Keep Your Hands to Yourself (one of Linda’s favorites) and the cover Hippy Hippy Shake. The fact they actually produced a greatest hits album is quite shocking. Now let’s see what the downhill side of a two hit band looks like.
Ugh.. not good. I’ve seen more fans at a local bar with an 80’s hair tribute band. To their credit they did play their signature songs and actually filled up the rest of their set with a bunch of other covers. Say goodbye to #5 in 1986.
Hit the Jump for the rest of the bands!