Cake Live at the Chatauqua Auditorium


Last night, my friend Leslie & I went to see Cake play at the Chatauqua Auditorium, as the title of this post suggests. Cake is another one of those bands that thrived when I was in musical denial during the '90s and early '00s, but I guess I discovered them for myself a few years ago. I love their sound, their lyrics and their "whatever" attitude. Their lyrics touch on so many of my cares and beliefs that it's uncanny. They mock music groupies in "Rock & Roll Lifestyle" (and interestingly they probably hurt their own t-shirt sales in the process; read the lyrics, you'll see what I mean), the insanity of war in "I Bombed Korea", and, in what…

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An Evening with the Eels


Last night I went to see the Eels at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. It was my first concert in about ten years! The last concert I intentionally went to was to see Bluetip at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey (which was great). Once again, as I did when I went to see Bluetip, I went alone; Brenda hates going to shows, and I kind of do too, these days. For a kid who used to see a minimum of three bands a weekend from junior year of high school though college, my last couple decades seem pretty pathetic by comparison, but I have my reasons. I'm an old fart who doesn't like people and crowds, as well as most…

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