Category Archives: Random Musings

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

I am crazy about live music. Going to shows is absolutely one of my favorite activities. Lucky for me, several of my favorite artists are homegrown, which means I get to see them on a fairly regular basis. Others are not, which entails that I make special arrangements to catch a show. But still handfuls of others were before my time and have since disbanded, quit touring, or kicked the bucket. In this category resides The Beatles, whom, try as I might, I would seemingly never have the opportunity to enjoy live.

Until now. Or at least it’s the next best thing.

For Christmas, my parents gave Jax and I tickets to the critically acclaimed Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, which will be rocking the Orpheum this weekend. From what I’ve heard, this show is grand. Better than grand, it is amazing. Note for note, word for word, and outfit for outfit, these guys supposedly give a flawless performance that takes you straight back to the Beatles show you wish you had been around to see. They cover the gamut; they hit the quartet’s clean-cut Ed Sullivan days, veer over to their trippy Sgt. Pepper experimentations, travel down Abbey Road, and make a stop at every junction in between.

A whole-hearted thanks to Mom and Dad seems appropriate here. *Thanks, parents!*

The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away….

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Blogging Debut

I have pondered becoming a blogger for a long time, always coming up with reasons why I shouldn’t. Isn’t blogging in itself an act of vanity? What do I have to say that is so important it’s worth other people taking the time to read? Aren’t there already millions of blogs out there? But, with persistent encouragement from those near and dear to me, I have decided to join this online world of writing, for I can also think of several reasons why I should begin blogging. Firstly, I have a passion for reading, writing, and editing, and blogging will give me an outlet to do so. Secondly, this seems like a more organized way of recording my thoughts than my current cluttered method of jotting them down on scraps of paper, napkins, and notepads. And most importantly, maybe something I say will spark a reaction in you. Touch a life. Begin a revolution. Who knows?

So here I am. This blog is as much for you as it is for me. I sense the beginning of a beautiful friendship.