- 1:42 PM, Sunday,
June 19th, 2022:
- I pray YouTube
doesn't take this down. It's crazy the amount of
copyrighted things allowed on YouTube and I'm the one
that gets hit? Ugh. Anyway -
WHAT A NIGHT!!!
- So there's an
irony to the Weird Al thing with my kids. I was
the first generation of kids to just annoy the living
fuck out of their parents by playing Weird Al -
FOREVER. Jesus, that "Dare to Be Stupid" tape was
BROKEN. And I lovingly introduced him to my kids
and I believe Albuquerque was played 1000 times by Cam
and Vienna. I really just wanted to call my mom and
apologize. So there's that...
- ...however, I
still adore Weird Al - was so excited to meet him in
2014 and of course he's why there's a Wheel of Fish on
GolfKon and why Gedde came out... and of course, for
the umpteenth time I will print what he wrote
about that Hats & Minigolf episode to our mutual
- "I remember
watching that Gedde interview
really cool about the Wheel of Fish
hole. Fun thing Adams doing - please give him
- Cheers from
- OMG that's so cool
he saw that shit. ANYWAY...
- ...taking the kids
to a concert in a theater is rife with concerns.
McCartney in '19 was one thing - it's massive,
everyone has a view because you're viewing a SCREEN
really and if they're loud and obnoxious - who cares
you're in a stadium. This? The Wiltern? Obstructed
views, close quarters and a general... "adultness" to
it all. Ya know? But - let's do this shit.
- As well, Al is
doing his "Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" where he does the
B-sides basically. Thankfully they like a bunch of
those but for some GODDAMNED REASON, he does two
setlists over two nights and you have no idea which
fucking songs he'll do. ANd wouldn't you know we
DIDN'T get the Albuquerque night. <rolls
eyes> I gotta say, I love you Al, but
that's kind of a shitty thing to do. I understand
a couple differences here and there but good lord two
completely different setlists? (sigh)
ANYWHO - the kids still had a blast. Cam rocked out a
bunch at the beginning, then kinda slept - and then
rocked out at the end - and Vienna was pretty
quiet throughout but couldn't stop talking about how
cool it was afterwards. I'll be excited when he does
the bigger tours later and dresses up and all that
- Now, as a fellow
singer and songwriter? Al sounded so goddamned good
I thought he was lip-syncing at first. I turned
to Talya with this quizzical look on my face...
because he was so DEAD ON. I mean, the dude
is in his 60s. I have no idea how this is a
sentence I'm about to write, but he was the best voice
I've ever heard live. He changes genres so quickly -
and he's so professional... I couldn't fucking believe
it. It NEVER sounded live. He's infamous for
taking really good care of himself, especially on
tours, but I was gobsmacked. Of course the kids didn't
notice becuase they haven't been to too many live
things... but WOW. Just, wow. It was spectacular. Hats
off to you there, Al. Totally inspiring.
- So there you are!
What a summer, right? And the hits will keep on
comin'! So much more planned.
- Post-COVID (ish)
summer IS HERE!