Tuesday, August 29, 2006

MEME: Monday Music Mambo - Week 114

This just in from the home office in Mamboville…

Greetings, everyone! It’s time for another mambo. I don’t have a theme this week. I’ll give two choices for the question. You can do one of them or both of them, whatever you wish.

1. Name a musician/band or two connected with your state. They could be from your state, have a member born in your state, played a famous show in your state - you get the idea. If you’re not from the U.S., pick a musician or band from your own country.

Hmmm, I'm really not up on the local band scene at all. The Moody Blues have a tenuous connection to me and Maine through the father of one of the performers who lived up the road and used to “borrow” an island I used to manage for TMB when they played concerts in the area. Turns out they love to “rough it” - sleeping in tents on the ground, cooking over wood fires, shitting with bears in the woods. The most incongruous image, though, is of their limousines pulling up and dropping them all off to pile in little motor boats to head off to the island. They'd go play for a couple of days or three, recharging their batteries, and then head back out on tour.

2. What’s your favorite place to see a concert? Is it a small club, a large sports arena, a concert hall, an outdoor amphitheater? Tell us why you like to see music in that place.

A small club. I HATE crowds. I'm not all that fond of humanity, either. So the fewer, the better. That limits who I get to see; unknowns on the way up and has-beens barely clinging to life. And so it goes...

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