Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's kind of rare I get out to see live music anymore which is odd because once upon a time my rock obsession equalled my passion for sports. We saw "Heart" live at the Cuthbert last nite. Lead singer and one of my original fantasy ladies, Ann Wilson is now 60. Baby sister Nancy is 56. They completely kicked ass and took names. With a new release you run the risk of the band getting too caught up in pitching the current material but they simply played a 3 song set. Before and after it was a celebration of a long and productive career. They ended the show with "Magic Man, "Crazy on You" and "Barracuda". Then they encored with a couple of amazing cover songs. "What is and What Should Never Be" from Led Zep's second album and from Quadrophenia, The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me". Rock and Roll is alive and well.
Lot of coverage on the recent shockers in sports. The apparent suicide of Kenny McKinley of the Denver Broncos. Seems he suffered from depression. First we heard of the heart attack Michigan State coach Mark D'Antonio had after the Notre Dame win this past Saturday. It shows that we see these athletes and highly paid coaches and think they live a dream life but have no idea what's going on inside or behind the scenes. Once again I quote my favorite philosopher, my dad. He always told us that if people hung out their laundry in public and we all got a good look, most of us would pull back our own. Goes along the lines of "the grass is always greener". Yikes!
Really counting on you guys today. With the announcement the Pac 12 starts play next season, what's your preference for divisions and crowning a champion? And with Pac 10 play ready to roll in football, any change in your thoughts about the real contenders since opening kickoff?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw Heart the other nite too. 60 ? Are you freakin kidding me ? I knew they were getting on, but no way they look, play or sound like 60. Many times you see a group from the past and it's almost sad because they're spent. These ladies haven't lost anything. Awesome show.