Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just Vegging Out on a Sunday Night . . . .

I think this is an amazing performance from singer-songwriter James Blunt, performing at last year's Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, a festival I would love to attend one day. "Goodbye My Lover" is from his album Back to Bedlam.

I really enjoy watching live concert performances on Youtube, probably because I didn't go to concerts when I was in my teens. My parents didn't live close to any concert venue, and they were not in a position to pay for concert tickets for me or my sisters.

I did have a series of part-jobs while in high school - Mrs. Fields (where I witnessed cookie dough balls rolling into the bathroom, which my supervisor then picked up, baked, and sold to unknowing customers), McDonald's (where I received a generous 5-cent raise after 6 months as a reward for my work performance), and as a video store clerk. In all of these jobs, I received minimum wage, which made concert tickets, for the most part, unaffordable to me.

But now I have Youtube to watch all those great live performances I missed in the '80s from such artists as Wham, Duran Duran, REO Speedwagon, Styxx . . . .

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