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(Apologies to my FaceBook friends, who will get a sense of deja vu whilst reading this.)


Yesterday was fantastic. I'd been monitoring the forecast on weather.com all week, and cringing at the "showers" that were predicted for yesterday. However, while the day dawned overcast and cool, it warmed up considerably and rain never made an appearance (although it did get pretty humid). I arrived at the grounds by 9:10ish (after an hour's drive) and waited in the highly unorganized traffic line to get onto the grounds and pay my admissions and parking fee. That task done, I was able to go into the festival itself.

Celtic goodness )
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Lo, there do I see my Mother
And my Sisters and my Brothers..
Lo, there do I see the line
Of my people back to the beginning..
They do bid me to take my place among them..
On the shores of Tir na Nog,
Where the Brave may live forever.
Please welcome

ALBANNACH!!! )
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- Go to musicoutfitters.com
- Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
- Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorites. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember/care about.

1988, baby! Gotta love the 80s!! 

 

I don't even remember a lot of these...
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She didn't tag me, but I wanna do it anyway. :)

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

1. "Stay and Drown" by Finger Eleven
2. "Possession" by Evans Blue
3. "Halos" by Under the Flood
4. "Not My Time" by 3 Doors Down
5. "Roam" by the B-52s (I know, it's old, but it fits in with my summer thus far)
6. "Thousand Mile Wish" by Finger Eleven
7. "Who We Are" by Lifehouse


Not going to tag anyone - feel free to play along if you want to.
lothiriel_1: (yawn)
Holy cats, I need a nap.

Busy weekend. I worked at the store 5.5 hours on Friday night and 12.5 hours on Saturday. Then I returned to the store yesterday afternoon for a special event/demonstration, which was fun, but it really cut into my normal Sunday routine of domestic Goddess chores.

It was worth going to the demo yesterday, though, if only for my mode of transport alone. I went with a friend (also a neighbor) – she drove. If you were in the Central Park mall area in F’burg yesterday around 5:30-6:30 pm and you encountered a black mustang convertible with the top down, 2 women and 2 kids, and the sound of Led Zeppelin and Def Leppard blasting from the stereo speakers, well, that would have been us.

Now I’m here at work (the only one on time, as usual – lots of traffic on 95 north this morning, though), struggling to stay awake. I woke up from a very odd and intense dream around midnight and it took a little while for me to go back to sleep. Guess I’ll be hitting the sack early tonight.

Not much else to report, other than to say ONLY 11 DAYS AND A WAKE-UP LEFT!!!!
lothiriel_1: (opus singing bon jovi)
OMGs, Rush was in TOP FORM last night! Geddy's voice can still cut glass, Alex looks like he's slimmed down since the last show I saw, and Neil once again proved why he's worshipped as a god by so many. The boys were very energetic - last night was only the 7th date of the tour, which is to promote the new album "Snakes and Arrows", so they weren't all tuckered out from the road yet.

They played a LOT of material from the new album (at least half of the songs from it), and surprisingly little older stuff. Songs that I was expecting to hear, but didn't, included "Red Barchetta", "Time Stand Still", "Closer to the Heart", "Big Money", "Force 10", and "2112".

They DID play, to much enthusiasm from the crowd: "Passage to Bangkok", "Between the Wheels", "YYZ", "Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "Witch Hunt", "Mission", "Freewill", "Limelight", and "Spirit of Radio". And a bunch of others that I don't know the names of.

L's and my seats were AMAZING!!!! OMGs!!! I knew we had good seats from having looked at the seating chart, but it was so much fun watching L's face as we walked down the aisle closer and closer. They seriously could not have been much better. In fact, at the intermission, a number was flashed on one of the screens that you could text to in hopes of having your seat upgraded. L and I looked at each other and shrugged - our seats were THAT good.

In fact, they were good enough that I was able to get some shots with my camera phone. The pictures aren't great, but I was happy to be able to get them.


Neil Peart and the "Rhythm Method"




Neil and Geddy Lee




Alex Lifeson and Neil




Me at intermission, half-deaf and totally thrilled to be there.




Got home at about 1:30 this morning, which wasn't TOO bad, considering that it's a 70 mile one-way drive to Nissan Pavilion. Slept in, didn't accomplish much beyond laundry and dishes (and an afternoon nap), and I plan to hit the sack by 8:30.

Can't wait until they tour again!
lothiriel_1: (yawn)
Ah, nothing like a little Ozzy and Randy to keep you awake for the morning commute!

Quiet, uneventful weekend. Went to the gym on Friday after work (30 minutes of treadmill running, 45 minutes of weights). Satisfyingly long phone chat with [livejournal.com profile] genevieve2006 that evening. Saturday was all about the gym and work. Another 30 minutes on the treadmill, 45 minutes with weights, and then a tai chi class.

Read more... )

And now it's Monday. Dance class tonight, unless I hear otherwise (I'll go to the gym if it's canceled). I didn't sleep very well last night, and my fuzzy brain is screaming for more stimulants. Guess it's time for more coffee.

OH! The Rush concert is this coming Saturday night! OMGs, I can't wait! The person who was originally going to come with me can't make it, so I asked "L" from the store. She's not a Rush "fan" per se, but she does like their music a lot. Plus, she's fun to be with and I know we're going to have a great time. Rush puts on an AMAZING show. WHEEEEEE!!! Musical goodness on Saturday!! YAYYYYYYY!!!!
lothiriel_1: (Banzai)
... wide web as my payment for RUSH TICKETS AT NISSAN PAVILION!!!! June 23rd!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!! Section 102, Row E, right behind the orchestra seats!!! ZOWWEEEEE!!!! YEEE HAAAAAA!!!!

Why, yes - I am excited. Why do you ask?
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This guy is a real artist with a guitar! Truly beautiful!

Andy McKee )
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Seven songs I can't stop listening to:

1. "Heaven", by Live. Beautiful, spiritual song.

2. "Hey Jealousy", by the Gin Blossoms. Oldie but goodie. I heard it being played in a store recently and I went out and got it.

3. "Where the River Flows", by Collective Soul. Good, "crunchy" beat - great to run or work out to.

4. "Broken", by Amy Lee and Seether. That would be Amy Lee of Evanescence. OMGs, her voice is amazing.

5. "The Suit That You Wear", by Stone Temple Pilots. I have no idea why, I just like it. I crank it up on the car stereo and roll down the windows and sing along.

6. "Evermore", by AfroCelt Sound System. Sort of a Celtic-African fusion rock-pop song. Almost has a club beat to it. Heard it at the Richmond Highland Games and it really got my attention.

7. "Through Glass", by Stone Sour. Yes, it's been played to death on mainstream radio. I like it. Deal.

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