Monday, June 8, 2009
Concerts, Camping, Cancer, Conferences
It's taken me almost 2 weeks to get back to blogging. To quote John Lennon, "Life is what happens when you're busy planning other things" (or something like that). So true. I can make to-do lists, swear I'm going to get my act together on something today, and everything is easily derailed.
It started with a last minute invitation to a concert in NYC for a band from Virginia called Carbon Leaf, but it was worth it. I found myself completely mesmerized by their Celtic mix of poetic lyrics and awesome compositions. The band had an interesting look, too. While the lead singer wore a 3-piece suit minus the jacket, one of the guitar players looked like he would be a better fit in an 80's metal revival band.
The crowd was as mixed up looking as the band. Twenty something's in birkies, band groupies and adults who looked like their parents (did I?).
Hours earlier a bunch of us late thirty-forty something's crammed onto a little commuter van so everyone could enjoy a few beers. And we did. From when the opening band Alternate Routes, who was great, went on until midnight we were all back in college.
The next day I paid the price though. Getting up with my three young children at 7AM was like running a marathon without training. Painful.