Saturday, July 14, 2007

Rock 'n Roll Thy Name Is The White Stripes

I had the pleasure of seeing the White Stripes live in concert last night in Halifax. My damaged hearing is but one sign that it was a hell of a show. I must say that Jack White is quite the showman. And, while there was little banter between songs, he seemed to know just what to say to get the crowd going. Also, I have to give it up to the band for coming to Nova Scotia at all, since very few bands at the peek of their careers play shows anywhere east of Montreal. I picked up a few 1" pins and a sweet turntable slip mat from the merchandise table after the show. It was funny (and this makes me feel old) but I remember when I went to my first rock concert (Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell Part II Tour) everyone held up lighters, but at the White Stripes show, everyone just held up digital cameras and cell phones. Why go to a rock concert if you're going to be looking through your camera's view finder all night? Anyways, I could go on and on about what a great show it was and how happy I am that I got to see my favorite active rock band, but I'll just leave it at that.

Friday, July 06, 2007

On This Day...

1483 - Richard III is crowned King of England. Some time later, some dude writes a play about it.

1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding. I have nothing funny to say about that.

1945 - Burt Ward is born. 19 years later he throws on a pair of tights and goes to live with Adam West in a cave.

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time. I think they went on to form a band or something. Ask your parents.

1962 - William Faulkner dies. Consult your local library.

1977 - Roger Waters spits on a fan during a Pink Floyd concert. The incident inspires Waters to write The Wall.

1998 - Roy Rogers dies. Ask your grandparents.

2007 - A mediocre blogger scratches his head and wonders why he hasn't written anything in months.