Monday, September 6, 2010


And the hits just keep on keeping with my recent trend of revisiting groups from summers past (lonnnnnng past), "the girls plus one" got the chance to take in The Doobie Brothers last evening.  With Jackie, Colleen, and Colleen's charming husband, Greg, joining our entourage, we headed to The Hilton for a round of drinks, chitter chatter (poor Greg), and more great music of my youth.
This was pretty much "the look" in May of 1979, when I saw them at an all day concert at CU Boulder's Folsom Field, with Poco and Boston (and probably at least one other band I, sadly, can't recall now).  These "events" ran from noon (or 10 a.m., depending on the amount of bands involved), into the evening hours - each band performing an entire standard concert length before the next came on.  Tickets for these concerts (there was usually 4 bands, and they were ALL "name" bands on the same bill), ran us $15.00...the cost of a drink and a half, at our concerts now.
From CU's online archives, this is a shot from that very same concert (or at least they are claiming it is, but it's pretty much how I remember it, in any event)...held in the football stadium on campus - I think the amenities at The Hilton probably suit me better now (padded chairs and clean bathrooms are our friend).  Those were some great concerts, though...sunshine and music - what a fabulous way to spend a Saturday.
The Doobies of 2010 still have "the hair", though it's a little bit grayer (aren't we all!) Michael McDonald, but the sound is just a rockin' as ever...pretty much as I remember it from 1979 - they played their hearts out!  It was, indeed, a great jam session, Greg!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Ganesh - The Hindu god of wisdom and remover of obstacles...hey, I take all the help I can get these days, no matter what form it takes.  A little trinket I picked up from a booth selling Tibetan "silver" (it's really more like pot metal), during the ASD show awhile back, got the bead treatment the other night - I think he turned out quite grand...not too shabby for a $4.00 investment.

Hope your weekend is wonderful...I will be helping the hubby install a new kitchen faucet and am hoping all those "long-weekend" obstacles (broken appliances, mainly), that seemingly plague us each and every holiday, might just become a thing of the past.

A very wonderful, brave woman passed away this week after a valiant 2 year fight against breast cancer and all the debilitating side effects that come along with treatment.  Fly high, certainly earned those wings, dear girl!
I can see clearly now the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way,
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day...Johnny Nash