Geddy Lee is a Jerk, and I'm a Petty, Petty Woman

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rush was fabulous, as usual.

There was lots and lots of music - they played for over 2 1/2 hours, which is pretty damn good for a bunch of guys who say they're "100 years old."

There was a little rain, but not enough to be severely annoying.

And (as always), there was lots and lots of pot smoke, which tends to give me a headache. Since Red Rocks is an outdoor venue, it wasn't as bad as it could of been, but I did wonder about how many of those folks were driving after the concert. God, I'm getting old.

And Geddy Lee is a hippy jerk. Because he can play that bass of his like nobody's business, sometimes while simultaneously singing and working the keyboard petals, and he makes it look easy. And I'm a petty, petty woman, because I'm envious of his skill, even though I know he earned it with a lifetime of work and practice. But he's still a jerk.

So I'm on vacation today, and I'll be heading up to the Northern part of the state. Have fun, kids, and try not to burn the place down while I'm gone.

And Alex Lifeson? If you ever decide to put out an album of you playing that 12 string acoustic guitar of yours, I will totally buy it. Just so you know.

17 comments:

vince said...

Oh, look. There's beer in the fridge!

Mmmmm... beer.

Michelle K said...

(looks in cabinets)

Where's the chocolate?!

I'm in dire need of a chocolate fix! I've spent most of the past two days fixing scheduling issues. Ugh.

Jim Wright said...

Oops, I accidentally let the dog out.

Oh well, somebody hand me a beer.

Jim Wright said...

Also "Geddy Lee is a Jerk, and I'm a Petty, Petty Woman" would make a really, really good song title. Just saying.

Cindi in CO said...

I have Corona here.

kimby said...

Jim I think you are on to something...
and Michelle have no fear..i have come with chocolate!
Vince..save one of those for me..after this week i could use one!

Michelle K said...

Kimby, I'll definitely trade you beer I don't want for chocolate.

Especially if it's dark.

Hm.... I wonder if she has ingredients for a pan of brownies?

butter.... bittersweet chocolate... sugar... vanilla... eggs... salt... walnuts... I'd say that's a score! Anyone see a double broiler?

kimby said...

any two pots will do..we can improvise! or a pot and a glass bowl will work too.
mmmmm...brownies and beer..i feel like i am back in my University days. (hey wait..i AM back in University)

Janiece Murphy said...

All right, you guys. Quit drinking my beer, eating my food, and mucking up my house.

And get off my lawn!

Michelle K said...

What? After I went to all the trouble to find the double broiler you don't want the brownies?

They really are the Best Brownies Ever.

Janiece Murphy said...

Leave the brownies, then get off my lawn.

kimby said...

but they are too hot..they need to cool...an we have beer...can't we stay? We'll be good. Even Jim and Vince.

Nathan said...

Janiece,

When I was about 15, my older brother and I got tickets for a Dylan concert at the University of Florida stadium. Mom found out we were getting tickets and demanded she go with us. (She was a big fan). Anyway, big Bro and I are all pissed off because having Mom there meant we wouldn't be able to smoke pot. Being very solution-oriented siblings, we baked pot brownies to bring with us.

Mom, eating her fifth brownie and buzzed to the gills asked us if people always smoked pot so openly at concerts. Big Bro and I giggled through the rest of the show.

(BTW, I quit smoking pot at the end of 10th grade due to not remembering 10th grade. They must not have taught anything all that important that year.)

Michelle K said...

And since I made the brownies, I should really be able to stay and help eat them.

And they are NOT Nathan's special brownies. In case you were worried.

Tania said...

Sorry I'm late! I couldn't decide which ice cream to bring so bought a bunch of different flavors, and I figured we needed Milk Bones for Boogie.

Since you guys drank all the beer, I'm going looking for the red wine. Michelle, did you see a corkscrew while you were in the kitchen?

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeez, you people are persistent.

All right - party at Janiece's tonight!

Anne C. said...

Hee! I love this bunch. [sits down on couch with a glass of red wine] I promise to use a coster!

(BTW, I originally read the title as "pretty woman" and I thought, "duh, of course she is!" ;)