If there’s one artist who is ranks #1 on my concert must see list it’s Mr. Rice. Haven’t had the pleasure yet because to put it bluntly…he no longer tours. Here’s the official statement from his website:
“Damien is currently not touring and has no immediate plans to return to the road.”
“Ah fuck”, is what I say. Guess this will have to do. Prefer his performance with Lisa Hannigan from Abbey Road to the studio track. Still as haunting as when I first saw it back in 2007. Probably ended up on my Myspace profile at some point. Pretty sure it did. My Myspace had the best playlists ever! No joke. My best profile picture too. That was the dancing Megaman. Yes, very random stuff this morning. Makes me feel old and kind of sad I’m no longer that bright eye youth. Moving on…
Three day weekend ahead. Starts with WING Night…yes, it’s still a thing…and the Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party at Club Nokia. Ending March the same way we started…with Music. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and the 30 plus artists at SXSW. Very happy with it all. Musical March is how I’ll always remember this time in my life. Last year’s Vans Warped Tour had Yellowcard, The Used, Forever Came Calling, and Dead Sara. Fell for Emily that day. Siren of grunge. Wonder who will surprise tonight? I’ll let you know soon. Unless I feel awful after Wing Night.
What I haven’t made public is the very personal illness I’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks. Happened before SXSW. Went to the doctor yesterday and finally got put onto the right track. Found out too that I’ve been overly stressed by all the stuff behind the scenes. My head kept pushing me into the worst possible scenario which wasn’t good for my levels. Happy to report I’m fine. On medication. Ready for a break. Was extremely scared. Still kind of am. Let’s see if all works out.
I’m gonna follow up that very personal bump with TV news. Not sure it’s the best transition, but great TV returns this weekend! Worth cheering about. Whovians get out your BINGO card. I got mine.
Two days of The Bells of St. John. This fan boy is super ready. Oh yes! My TiVo is going to full of old episodes when I get home. Will watched my favs and delete the rest. Otherwise, this is me waiting…
Music to follow…hopefully. Yesterday was quite lame. Otherwise, have an amazing Easter weekend. I’ll be rolling around in my musical Tardis with more stories to share soon.
[In retrospect, this was a very british post. hmmm]