Of Concerts and Copycats

October 26, 2010

What up, players?

I just finished two horrible midterms yesterday, so I thought I’d take a break and write a little posty. Nevermind the fact that I have two 20-page papers due next week that I’ve not started yet.

All throughout high school and undergrad, I cared a lot about grades. But as I’ve entered grad school, I’ve come to realize that I was focusing too much on finding my worth in good scores, and I’ve decided I need to let that prideful issue go. (Translation: I am trying to trick myself into thinking I don’t want good grades, because full-time school and full-time work makes it nearly impossible.)

Anyhoos. If anyone would like some info on how to parse a Hebrew verb in the past tense, imperative, narrative preterite or imperfect, let me know. I’ll be sure to go find someone who can help you with that.

So, in celebration of midterm tests being done, I went to a Dave Barnes concert with my friends Ashley and Jenn last night. It was at a super cool venue in Denver called The Rusty Pigeon or something like that. Very chill.

The concert was great for these reasons:

1. We ran into Leanna and Mary Claire, some friends from the Springs.

2. The opening act  was weirdo. They may have been drunk or high or just not good at doing concerts. The lead singer — Joe Frontface or something like that — kept talking about how he was wearing waterproof shoes because they traveled up from New Mexico in a snowstorm to get here. Umm, OK crazy Frontface. Each of his songs were about 30 seconds long and the topic was usually wine. Also, I think Joe Frontface may have been wearing a hairnet. Either way, he wasn’t that great, but he did provide some entertainment.

3. Third, we managed to snag a table in the standing room only area. We’re not sure if the people just never showed up, or if the table wasn’t actually reserved, or if the ticket-holders were just intimated by the beautiful ladies at their table. Either way, that’s how we do. Brush your shoulders off.

4. Dave Barnes’ songs are the bestest. They are so sweet and romantic and beautimous. And I just love his voice.

5. Also, he is basically the most hilarious man on earth. Seriously, we paid $15 for a concert/stand-up comedy act. Dave Barnes/DJ Donkey Mouth cracks me up to no end. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should watch this video. And then check out the Joo Toobs for even more goodness.

So, it was a great concert. I recommend you check out Mr. Barnes if he comes to a city near you.

In other news, my Hulu time has been majorly suffering because of all the schools and works. But, I’ve decided I should make an attempt to stay loyal to TV and catch up on the new NBC show, “The Event.”

Umm, I’m only two episodes in, but so far I’ve seen pretty much nothing original. First of all, it picked up some ideas from the show “V.” Secondly, the plot devices seem suspiciously similar to a little-heard-of program called LOST. Here’s the plot so far:

Something mysterious is going on. There are some weird people and no one can quite figure out what they’re about. We do know that they’re different, though. In fact, if I wanted to come up with a label for them, I might call them “Others.”

Crazily enough, there are flashbacks to help us get to know the characters better. They’re not really cool or useful flashbacks like in certain shows, but they do happen. Coincidence?

Then there was a plane crash. But, viewers, pay attention — it crashed in a desert, not on an island, so it is totally different. Then some people killed a bunch of people and left their bodies lying around — I’m pretty sure I saw Ben Linus walking through the scene with a gas mask on.

I think next week they’re introducing a new character named John Locke who used to be in a wheelchair.

There are a few slight differences in the show, though. And there’s also one huge difference — the plot and acting is way crappier. So, no worries.

In conclusion: I miss LOST.

OK, seriously. I’ve blabbed on about nothing for way too long. I have to get to the library to start these papers. I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t have to spend any time looking up the Greek grammar structure of verses!

Bye, friends!

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3 Responses to “Of Concerts and Copycats”

  1. LeAna said

    Dave Barnes is not “nothing” to blab on about. Thank you for resurrecting the Dave Barnes Workout Video. I am teaching a few Pilates classes starting on Monday and was needing to plan my classes; this awesomeness will be inspiration. You. Only U.

  2. Steve said

    It’s a Halloween miracle! Dave Barnes on the Joo Tubes. I’m jealous that you got to see him in concert. Also, I think it’s hilarious that you called the place the Rusty Pigeon. Although, I think I like that name more than the actual name. I hope that school is going well for you and that you’re dealing with your Hulu withdrawal successfully. You are missed. Wisconsin welcomes you.

    Steve,
    Writer wannabe or something like that

  3. Steve said

    p.s. A guy came into the Olive Garden the other day with a hairnet over his beard so he could eat his soup. Gross! Your comment about Joe Frontface and his hairnet made me think of that. Random I know.

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