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Monday, August 27, 2012

Knowing what's important

Wesley put this peaceful buddha in my car the morning we left for Bonnaroo a few years ago. She didn't want to listen to me and Gerry in the car fussing all the way. You know how that goes, road trip with a male and female that are both stubborn and strong willed....  "where are we going to eat?", "why did you let me miss that exit?", "will you slow down, we are all going to die!", "why don't you stop and ask someone where we are?"... and so on. It worked and has stayed in my car since that trip.
One of the bands we saw at Bonnaroo was Band of Horses and they became one of our favorite bands. They were in Raleigh last night. I came downstairs yesterday morning and Gerry was printing tickets out for the concert. I love spur of the moment decision making. Wesley came home from school for a few days, so last night we went to see them along with My Morning Jacket.
 The ampitheater is in the middle of downtown Raleigh, sort of a small and intimate venue, just perfect for a concert like this. Band of Horses is a really chill band from South Carolina and My Morning Jacket is probably a band best enjoyed with mind altering drugs, but I don't do that anymore, so I watched the light show that accompanied their mind altering music and I still felt like I was possibly tripping and would maybe have a seizure at any moment. It was one of the best light productions I think I have ever seen, to go along with some very great music. Wes said that she heard that My Morning Jacket played for four hours at Bonnaroo and they went on at 11:30pm. I can just imagine what that must have been like.....  anyway, it was great to be at a concert with my kid on a cool Sunday evening. The train track runs right by the pavilion, so every now and then a train would roar by. It was a dreamy night :)
 On the way home the other night, Gerry and I saw a complete rainbow across the road. The light in the sky was most unusual, nature's own light show. Meredith over at Whynot blog posted some of the same sky pictures from that night. I missed getting photos of the rest of the sky since I was freaking on this rainbow.The left corner of the rainbow appears to be right over the location of our house in this photo.
We also went for a little rock climbing with Wesley recently, I'll post more about that tomorrow, don't want to bore you too much, all at once :)  oh and I had my first sale in my Big Cartel shop, more about that too!!!!
Life is good. Gerry doesn't get a lot of free time, but when he does, he knows what's important. Getting out in nature and going to see good music. If it's not fun, why bother doing it?! Here's a little taste of Band of Horses, enjoy.....

10 comments:

smartcat said...

Congratulations on the sale!
Something wonderful about a rainbow ending on your house. That must have been some sky!

Michèle Hastings said...

that sounds like a great night! I heard Band of Horses on NPR the other night... it was mentioned that they were opening for My Morning Jacket, who I really like.
Congrats on the Big Cartel sale. I am considering opening a shop... what is there to lose? it's free!

cookingwithgas said...

the night skies have been wonderful! I love that rainbow how often do you get to see that. Maybe it means good sales coming your way.
Or maybe it means some time with me and Susan this week.
Good music.

Tracey Broome said...

Good weekend! Hope you all had some of the same!!

Anna M. Branner said...

I totally approve of your taste in music. :) You know, if it matters.

Amy said...

gosh, you take beautiful pictures! love that one especially, of your girl. congrats on the sale! can't wait to hear more.

Susan Wells said...

Yep. Tracey's good living montage!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Neat rainbow I always love it when you can see all the colours so clearly! Sounds like you had a great time : ) I havent been to a gig in ages!

Scott Garrett said...

That gig sounds just about perfect, BOH and MMJ !! Seen them both several times and they both do great live shows, both incredible singers and great bands. Wish I'd been there. I need to find a gig to go to now!.. it been a bit crappy locally for a while. great to see a BC sale too, hopefully the first of many.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi everyone, thanks! I think artists especially need to get out and hear some live music as often as possible, feeds the soul :)