Monday, June 4, 2012

I Was Bored Before I Even Began

Jonathan Richman (back in the day)

This week, I have put off writing this blog because after seeing Morrissey perform and actually getting close to my hero, it seems like there is simply nothing interesting enough to put down. He's a tough act to follow!

Music-Related News
My plan for this weekend includes going to Los Angeles on Saturday to see Boz Boorer at a club. Its also my mom's birthday that day and the pressure is building. We pretty much won't be around because Oliver and Miguel are in a swim meet and we probably won't be done until around 5 or so. I don't think it will be considerate for me to ask my mom to babysit the kids if we don't even spend time with her on her birthday. 

That would be pretty rude. I just need to think of another day to spend with her.

Just so you know that I am not such an inconsiderate daughter, I am finding another babysitting alternative for that evening.

Another cool thing about Saturday is that Roland and I are hoping to meet up with Krystal, Jasmine, and Johnny (Twitter friends/fellow MorrisseyWorld peeps) at the Boz Boorer event. Hopefully, we get to meet Boz!

Now, my next bit of music news is not directly related to Morrissey. But its cool news to me.  Roland and I purchased tickets to see Jonathan Richman at a club in the OC in a few weeks. Now, if you don't know who Jonathan Richman is, you may or may not have heard of a band called Modern Lovers. Well, he used to be in that band. He is from Boston but I had never heard of him until around 1989 when I was living in London and my friend, Alicia, who was kind of my music guru, invited me to go to a club in Harlesden called The Mean Fiddler, to see this guy called Jonathan Richman.

Of course, this was many years ago and I can't recall our evening with great detail, but I will say that it was one of the best gigs I have ever been to and it was just him and his guitar and loads of stories to tell I recall he was a funny storyteller.

 I fell in love with his music then and there. 

The Velvet Underground  by Mr. Richman:

When I saw he was playing at The Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, I was thrilled and quickly bought tickets. He is also playing in LA, but I suspect it will be busier in LA just because there are probably more of the type of people who would know him and be into his music.

Do I have any other news to share besides music news? Is there anything else?

School's (Almost) Out for Summer
My life at work right now just is a dog paddle toward the finish line of summer. Much of the activities we do just get us through to the next day-of course ultimately leading toward final exams. Its not much to write about. 

The Kids
They are just counting the days, the hours, the minutes until summer vacation.

On Sunday (yesterday) Morrissey released a statement on his official website, True to You, numbering the San Diego show as the top third . I was thrilled to hear this. 

Some bad news is that the drummer, Matt Walker, will be leaving the band. He certainly is amazing.

Roland has mentioned that at the two gigs we have been to, he has not been able to hear any bass and he wondered if Matt's departure would have any bearing on his ability to hear the bass any better.

I wonder if it isn't just the sheer size of the venues Morrissey performs at. I mean, its not like its a small, intimate piano bar or something.

I leave you with another song by Jonathan Richman.

 I know, I know. He isn't Morrissey but he's pretty cool anyway.

Summer Feeling (my favorite):

Pablo Picasso:

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