Day 140: Pontiac by Lyle Lovett

 

It was a beautiful Friday morning, and my boss excused me to leave early for a concert I was going to see at The Hollywood Bowl with my friends Meghan & Anna.

I had never been to The Hollywood Bowl before, and had no idea what to expect. As I typically do when I’ve never been to a place…I have to get their super early. I hate being late. I especially hate being late to a concert.

This concert was special. It was Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday! Lyle Lovett & his Big Band were the opening act.

I like Willie Nelson and I like Lyle Lovett. I can’t say they belong in my favorites, but I enjoy listening to them from time to time. That didn’t take away from the fact that The Hollywood Bowl is the most magical place to see a concert!

The Hollywood Bowl:

Imagine climbing up a pathway covered in trees to an enormous amphitheater. ENORMOUS! Your seats are pretty far back…and the people on stage look like ants. Disappointed? If all you care about is a hottie on stage with a guitar..this is probably not the right place for you to see a show. If you are there for the music and the sound, be prepared to be blown away. I had never experienced better acoustics in an outdoor venue in my life.Crystal Clear.

I will definitely be back…

By the way, this album is pretty boring. Don’t recommend it. I just really like his song about the boat 😉

Track 1- “If I had a Boat”

If I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

If I were Roy Rogers
I’d sure enough be single
I couldn’t bring myself to marrying old Dale
It’d just be me and trigger
We’d go riding through them movies
Then we’d buy a boat and on the sea we’d sail

And if I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

The mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
‘Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat
I’m going out to sea

And if I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

And if I were like lightning
I wouldn’t need no sneakers
I’d come and go wherever I would please
And I’d scare ’em by the shade tree
And I’d scare ’em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea

And if I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

 

To the weeeeeekend! ❤ ❤ ❤

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Day 139: “The Joshua Tree” by U2

That’s me, with a Joshua Tree…

 

On the contrary to my thoughts yesterday, I absolutely love this album. I guess I never realized that it was called “The Joshua Tree”. Despite that it is probably one of the most well-known album names out there and is referenced all the time.

For example:

 

I remember listening to this album growing up. I wonder if my parents listened to it when I was born…I mean it did come out the year of my birth…Mom?

This album is like the ultimate inspirational poster. High energy, beautiful lyrics, and the one and only…”Bono”, the philanthropic performer himself.

The album itself is said to be in relation to the band’s love/hate relationship with the United States.

Following a 1985 humanitarian visit to Ethiopia with his wife Ali, Bono said, “Spending time in Africa and seeing people in the pits of poverty, I still saw a very strong spirit in the people, a richness of spirit I didn’t see when I came home… I saw the spoiled child of the Western world. I started thinking, ‘They may have a physical desert, but we’ve got other kinds of deserts.’ And that’s what attracted me to the desert as a symbol of some sort.”[4]

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Joshua Tree Sunset ❤ My first visit of many to this beautiful park!

 

Tomorrow: Pontiac by Lyle Lovett …If I had a boat…

Day 138: “Document” by R.E.M

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I may need to re-visit this album because I know it has a lot to offer. Right now the picture describes how I felt about listening to it all day.

Never work out to “It’s The End of the World As We Know It”…you won’t feel fine. You will feel sluggish, and just…blasé.

It’s a busy week! Day 138, and I’m struggling to find more to these albums than just background music. I’m not sure that tomorrow will be any better, haha! At least I can share some sweet Joshua Tree photos!

Tomorrow: “The Joshua Tree” by U2

Day 137: “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns n’ Roses

 

Well…interesting album for a Tuesday? All I could think about was some punk rock boy I had a crush on in high school…playing the intro to “Sweet Child of Mine” on his guitar. haha! 🙂

Great album for a party…not my favorite choice for driving. That being said, it did come out on the year of my birth. It also happens to be one of the top selling debut albums of all time. Go Guns N’ Roses. Now I just wish I had a picture of my boss dressed up as Axl Rose on Halloween. But, I don’t have that…so here’s a picture of me looking like Axl Rose instead.

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Tomorrow: “Document” by R.E.M.

 

Day 136: “This is the Story” by The Proclaimers

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Taken at Dixon Lake -2011

“This is the Story” by The Proclaimers

I came across this album about a year ago while I was browsing Spotify.

Those Scottish accents get me every time…

If you’ve heard of The Proclaimers you probably know them for their very popular hit song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” which is not on this album… sorry.

This is their debut album. Sit back, listen…and enjoy.

Favorite Tracks:

Track 2- “Over And Done With”

Track 4- “The Part That Really Matters”

Track 5- “(I’m Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down”

Track 9- “The First Attack”

Track 13- “Letter from America” (Band Version)

This video is magical.

This album came out in 1987…the year of my birth! I will be listening to albums from that year all week 🙂 Stay tuned….

Tomorrow: “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns n’ Roses

Day 133: “Tuxicity” by Richard Cheese

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Plate Face Challenge

First time I heard Richard Cheese was on the soundtrack for the re-make of Dawn of the Dead by George Romero. It was the song “Down with the Sickness”, Track 4 on this album.

“Down with the Sickness” was originally done by Disturbed.

 

And, I didn’t know any of the lyrics…or did I even appreciate the song…until, Richard Cheese.

 

Now this is a coverband I can appreciate.

 

Tomorrow: “Incredibad” by The Lonely Island

Day 132: “Tenacious D” by Tenacious D

 

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Justin and I being chopstick walruses…circa 2010.

 

I have met so many wonderful people throughout my life thus far. Justin is one of those wonderful people 🙂 This album always reminds me of him, and that if there is one thing to hold on to it is laughter and the ability to let go and just be silly.

It also reminds me of the one time my friend Megan came out to visit me in San Diego and we karaoke’d “Fuck her gently”…received a standing ovation. Pretty sure Justin was there that night as well and made us sing “99 problems” by Jay-Z.

Good times!

I love music..and I love comedy. Why not enjoy them both at the same time?

Thank you, Tenacious D.

And then you say hey I bought you flowers
And then you say wait a minute sally
I think I got somethin in my teeth
Could you get it out for me
That’s fucking teamwork!

Tomorrow: “Tuxicity” by Richard Cheese

Day 131. “Flight of The Conchords” by Flight of The Conchords

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Our bizarre sense of humor…

“Flight of the Conchords” by Flight of the Conchords

On Saturday, I saw Flight of the Conchords live at the open air theater at SDSU.

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This week, I will be listening to all musical comedians…and, I’m pretty excited about it.

Today, Happy 4th! While we celebrate our independence..let’s:

Track 4- “Think about it”

There’s children on the street using guns and knives
Taking drugs and each other’s lives
Killing each other with knives and forks
Calling each other names like ‘dork’
There’s people on the street getting diseases from monkeys
Yeah, that’s what I said – they’re getting diseases from monkeys
Now there’s junkies with monkey disease
Who’s touching these monkeys, please
Leave these poor sick monkeys alone
They’ve got problems enough as it is.

 

Track 11- “A Kiss is not a Contract”…Jessika said they should start playing this at all the college campuses. I concur.

A kiss is not a contract
but it’s very nice
Mmm. it’s very nice
Just because you’ve been exploring my mouth
Doesn’t mean you get to take an expedition further south, no

A kiss is not a contract
but it’s very nice
It’s very very nice
Just because we’ve been playing tonsil hockey
Doesn’t mean you get to score the goal thats in my jockeys
Just because I’m in a two-man novelty band
Doesn’t mean it’s all about poon-tang
I can’t go around loving everyone
I just wouldn’t get anything done
You could take me out to dinner that might be quite nice
You could buy me a burrito and some beans and rice
But that won’t get you into pants paradise
They call it a fly because it takes you up to Heaven, Whoa-ohh

 

One more 🙂

 

Tomorrow: “Tenacious D” by Tenacious D