Friday, September 23, 2011

Wilco, Little Boy Blue & the Man in the Moon


I've said recently and frequently that the two bands I'd most dig seeing live are Wilco and The Black Keys. I've been in a listening frenzy. And then I go and win tickets to Wilco this Sunday through a WRNR 103.1 Twitter contest. Color me stoked in vibrant, groovy colors.

It's a Sunday evening concert and Robin bows out, so I am roledexing my friends for big Wilco fans. Meanwhile the band played on Letterman on Wednesday night and I am watching the performance Thursday morning. Anna, our nine-year-old is next to me watching and I mention to her that I am going to see these guys on Sunday.

"Can I go, dad? Please, please, please???"

SOLD! Instantly I hear Cat Stevens singing, "The cat's in the cradle with the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon...," and think about five to seven years when she won't want anything to do with dad at a concert, unless it's transportation. I think about how she digs the music I listen to, always asking to hear Black Keys, going to Pre-K asking for The Raconteurs and Jack Johnson.

She wants to go to a concert, with dad, and it doesn't involve sitting through Britney Spears or Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber. Color me amped, in a cool daughter way, who will get to hear real music performed live, by an awesome, challenging band. I have said before, there is hope for her musical soul. And to boot, we get to go up a little early for a private performance by the band, for WRNR contest winners.

So Sunday will be a time to see a great concert; a time to spend daddy-daughter time; a time to build the kind of memory, that if you don't start early, will likely go the direction of little boy blue and the man in the moon.

Color me a heavy metal drummer.

3 comments:

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Runners on Trails said...

Hope you had a awesome time at the concert. How funny you won tickets. You drew a tear in my eye for obvious-common-fatherly-daughter-hit-me-in-the heart stuff there. We go to NC to visit Ellie for the first time since we dropped her off in august. Yea, enjoy the attention now. I'm a freak and all Olivia's friends think i'm a freak and Carita and i are freaks, and i'm a freak for breathing, etc. However, the good news is Liv says two freaks don't make a freak; i beg to differ. Its all good. Wood Frog

Landy said...

Loved this Mike. How was the show?