Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Summer of Concerts

Whoa mama. Going to concerts is like getting hooked on some illicit drug. You just can't stop! I have some wonderful concerts lined up this summer, and I am starting to get pretty stoked.

Yes indeed. I get to see Paul Simon at the end of May! I have been listening to Paul Simon and Simon and Garfunkel since I was a kid. In highschool one of my nicknames became Julio after an older woman in my spanish class at the community college refused to call me Julia. Did she think I was a boy? I have no idea [maybe it was because I cut my hair super short and wore shapeless clothing. kidding]. All I know is that I consider Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard essentially a ballad written for me. Which would mean that I am up to no good at all. Bummer.

I have heard from various sources that since Paul Simon is getting to be up there in years [70 years to be exact in October], his voice isn't quite what it used to be. I've been thinking that it is honestly more about the experience, however. To see Paul Simon in person is going to be fantastic. There is no way around it.

Other concerts for the summer include Mumford and Sons and Matt and Kim. Hopefully I'll also score some tickets to see Death Cab for Cutie. STOKED!

1 comment:

  1. I saw Paul Simon in Hollywood and in Temecula, CA last month, and he was fine. For his age, he sounds amazingly good. Most of the reports I've seen of him having a ragged or weak voice came from Minneapolis and Toronto, where he had some kind of respiratory infection. Which he apparently caught in Los Angeles. Sorry about that, Paul.