My Bucket List of Bands, Uncategorized

Planet Earth is Blue

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Y’all.  I’m still in disbelief that David Bowie passed away.  I typically don’t get bent out of shape when a celebrity passes. Yes, of course it’s sad when anyone passes away.  The last celebrity death that bummed me out was Whitney Houston.  I found out about that one on Twitter!  She was the first concert I ever went to (and the first concert I ever slept through).

*Side note: My mom took me to see Whitney when I was in first grade and it took her so long to get on stage I passed out. To this day my mom doesn’t know how I could sleep through a concert.

**Another side note: this post isn’t about Whitney… I just got off track.

Back to David Bowie.

I expected to wake up to the hoopla over the Golden Globes on Monday, not the sad news that David Bowie had passed away from cancer.  The man just had a birthday AND released his final album ON his birthday.  Talk about a major buzzkill.  BUT, I have to give him major props for keeping it under wraps from the public + continuing his love of music while he battled the terrible disease.  He was someone I would have loved to have seen live in concert.  Last year I saw Fleetwood Mac + The Rolling Stones and I know they’re no spring chickens… but I feel lucky to have been in the audience of their shows.

There was so much to admire about David Bowie– he had a beautiful marriage to Iman which was absolutely adorable, he called out MTV in the 80s for the lack of black artists being featured,  his insanely outrageous + amazing style that he frequently changed and so much more.  Don’t get me started on his hair… the man had a gorgeous head of hair and a set of gorgeous mismatched eyes.

Planet earth is indeed blue without him in it.  I just hope he + Queen are somewhere together performing Under Pressure.

I’m wrapping this post up with some of my favorite David Bowie songs (one of which is Under Pressure) so I won’t include that in my list:

I’m going to leave you with this quote from Simon Pegg:

“If you’re sad today, just remember the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.” 

 

 

My Bucket List of Bands

Band of Horses

BOHLast night was my first concert of 2013 and boy was it amazing!

If you have never been to a Band of Horses show, you must drop what you’re doing immediately (when I say immediately I mean after you read my post) and then find tickets to one of their shows.  You’ll thank me.  Seriously, you will.  This will mark the second time I’ve seen them perform (they’re officially tied with New Kids on the Block).  Don’t tell them that, I doubt they would want to be associated with an 80’s boy band.  I hope this blog post doesn’t ruin my street cred.

Back to last night’s show.

I’m pretty sure I went a little nuts when they played my FAVORITE song of theirs, The Funeral. When I saw them last year with My Morning Jacket, I’m pretty sure they closed the show with The Funeral (which was the perfect song to close the show with) so you can imagine my excitement when they included it in their set list.  This leaves me to rate my top 5 concerts of all time (this could possibly change since I’ve got 6-7 more shows this year)

  1. Mumford + Sons
  2. The Avett Brothers
  3. Band of Horses
  4. Kings of Leon
  5. New Kids on the Block (yeah I know I’m being judged, but those guys can put on a good show AND they’ve still got it)

Like I said earlier in my post, go see Band of Horses.  If you like them you can thank me, if you don’t then you need to listen to them again because you’re obviously missing out on something great.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took from last night’s show!

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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh

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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh

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He totally posed for me in this picture.

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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh

xoxo

Around Town

A Modern Day St. Elmo’s Bar

I’m not going to lie most of my favorite movies were made in the 80’s…

You catch my drift.

So once Coglin’s opened in downtown Raleigh I knew I would be in heaven. Who doesn’t love 80’s/ 90’s music? Not to mention the walls are adorned with pictures from popular movies and TV shows.  It’s a nice change of pace if you’re tired of hearing all the current music being played at area bars. They play everything from Billy Idol to Whitney Houston to Guns N’ Roses and the list goes on.  I just wish the venue was a bit bigger. If you don’t want to have to wait in a long line to get into the bar I suggest you arrive before 10pm.

Since there’s no “Hot Tub Time Machine” to take you back into the 80’s, Coglin’s is the next best thing.