Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Found 'em!

We're going to see Neil Young tonight, our first concert since Tony Bennett last month with Mich and Mom, and we're both looking forward to it. I've always liked Young's music, and he's grown on me even more in the last couple of years.

In typical M&M fashion, though, we misplaced the tickets in one of a million piles of mail or magazines or newspapers. With the concert only six hours away I was starting to get nervous.

But here they are! Phew!

Unfortunately we purchased through Ticketmaster rather than from Young's site directly. That would have entitled us to a free copy of his new well-reviewed CD, "Chrome Dreams II," which just dropped today. I'll probably buy it anyway.

To get in the mood I'm shuffling my decent-sized N.Y. collection this afternoon as I go about my business.

Jealous, rockers? Here's a YouTube treat for you: Neil covering Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" at "Bobfest," a 1992 concert celebrating Bob Dylan's 30 years in music.

Keep on rockin' in the free world:

7 comments:

michelle said...

yaay!

Rita said...

Glad you found the tickets! Hope you enjoy the concert.

The YouTube slide was as much enjoyment as I can handle.

kateco said...

I just had the trippy experience of listening to this over an Arnold Schwarzenegger disaster press conference. It occurs to me that this is quite the perfect soundtrack to watching the world burn down around you.

Mark said...

Wow, KC, that is trippy but it does fit, doesn't it?

And Mom, I didn't figure you for a big Neil Young fan, but you never know. ... Rod Stewart, Average White Band, Springsteen: You'll pull a surprise out of your hat every once in a while.

We'll be sure to report on the show.

Mark said...

Also trippy: "Arnold Schwarzenegger disaster press conference."

When you don't live there you forget that Arnold's responding to disasters these days on the small screen instead of causing them on the big one.

Val said...

Damn, that's good. I am jealous!

Val said...

I love music for the Apocalypse. Here are a few other covers of "All Along the Watchtower". The Dave Mathews version is really gets going, and check the redhead guitarist in Brian Ferry's band!