I’m supposed to be in Long Beach, CA for a Wellness Conference this weekend. I registered, then cancelled, then registered again and cancelled again. It was simply not in the cards to fly across the country this month. I’m going to do everything in my power to not wallow in my own misery as I stare another freezing cold weekend in the face here on the east coast.
On that note, I impulsively bought The Husband and I tickets to a live music show this weekend. I secured a babysitter with no idea what we’d do. Then, I was listening to my favorite local radio station and they were interviewing an artist in studio that I have had my ear on for a while. Turns out he’s doing a few live shows in Asbury, my favorite funky town, and they’re using them to make his live album (do they still call them that?!?) and concert DVD.
One of my favorite things about living where I live is that my town and a few surrounding towns are home to some great artists. There are no shortage of live performances and while the Garden State may be known for two giant music stars, there are literally hundreds of other men and women of talent all across the state and many of them gather in places near my home.
So, this weekend I’ll put on my favorite jeans and boots and pretend I’m young again. I’ll act like it’s Dave Matthews on a lawn in college or Norah Jones at 9:30 before she was Norah Jones. Maybe Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why will be the next big thing and I can say I saw them in Asbury like all the people who claim to have followed Bruce all those years ago. Or maybe he won’t and that’s ok too because good music is good music, whether the world realizes it or not. Here’s your chance to hear some so you can say you knew them when.
My Town-I mean I had to share this one right?
For You, For You-This is the song that compelled me to buy tickets. Also, this event was a fundraiser for a local family who lost their Dad/Husband. Bruce Springsteen showed up and later used Quincy’s guitar on stage. THAT is what makes Jersey so damn great. These artists, no matter how big or small, stay so connected to their roots. I’m sure it’s the same everywhere. I’ve just never witnessed it quite like here.
Free From it All-I’m not going to lie, I’m sharing this for one reader. I’m sure the rest of you will enjoy it, but I know she will.
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