Saturday, November 10, 2012


"Dear Mr. Fantasy, play us a tune.  Something to make us all happy.  Do anything, take us out of this gloom - Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy"...Traffic (1967)
Steve Winwood at the Pearl, inside of the Palms Casino in Las Vegas - a night of pretty heavenly music.  Jackie D. and I left the husbands behind and, yet again (I'm so glad she's my concert buddy - I can drag her to just about anything, but she is seeming to balk at Alice Cooper later this month), ventured out for an evening of the music of our youth (OK, at least mine, since she probably wasn't even born yet).  We purchased tickets months ago..."the one" responsible for buying the tickets decided we needed to sit on Steve Winwood's lap, and neglected to tell me about a third of the ticket price, just to get us where she did...THISCLOSE - the seats were fabulous, and I will get back at her.
Steve Winwood - 64 years young, having started at the age of 15 with the Spencer Davis Group, STILL has "it"!  An INCREDIBLE evening of music, covering the hits of all the groups he has ventured through...Spencer Davis, Blind Faith, TRAFFIC (Low Spark of High Heeled Boys has always been a favorite)...he played it all - or the ones that counted, and I can die a happy camper!  Thank you, Chica, for making the decision on the awesome seats, and for another kick-ass evening of music I won't soon forget, if ever.  A beautiful version of my everyone's all-time favorite Blind Faith song (because I couldn't fit the 12 minute Low Spark of High Heeled Boys on here)... Happy Saturday, "Campers"!


Jackie said...

I put "Can't find my way home" on my blog because I thought you would put high heeled boys on yours! hahahaha!! Oh what a wonderful night of music! Thanks for rocking to the "Oldies" with me!! and I was born in 65 so I was 2 when that song came out! I am a classic as well!

Dorthe said...

Dear Tanya, you are on the music run,so often, and I have to say I envy you the many possibilities you have, ----this evening sounds like WONDERFUL!!

Sea Witch said...

Such a talent. Big voice and words from such a quiet looking man.