Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hey, thanks!

I go to check my e-mail yesterday and I see an e-mail from the iTunes Store. The contents of the e-mail contain the image above and the following text:

You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $20.00 from [?]. To redeem your gift click the Redeem Now link above. Once you verify your account, $20.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music right away.

$20 will be credited to my account? I can start buying right away? Awesome! This must be for my birthday, which is on Thursday. That's cool! Hey, thanks....uh.....hmmmmm.......who sent this to me? Let's look at that again. I have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $20.00 from [?]. That's strange I don't know anyone named [?] I think I may have met someone named (!) one time, but no one named [?] I wonder what I can buy from the iTunes Store????
PURE FUNK anyone?

Care for a little PARIS?

Because polka is fun!

Does it get any better? No, I don't think so.

So, thank you [?]! I really appreciate it! Seriously, thank you! I love music and can't wait to start browsing the store. If you see <%> tell 'em I said 'hi!"

John Mayer 2-13-07

I finally got to see John Mayer in concert a couple of weeks ago. I have been into his music since he hit it big with his single NO SUCH THING. It was a great concert. All I gotta say is the dude can play! He tore it up on guitar and put on a great show. It was our first concert since moving to Minnesota. The show was at the XCEL Energy (regional power company) Center in St. Paul. I have to say, it was the best arena venue that I have been to. I'll take seeing my favorite artist at a more intimate venue any day, but if I have to see a show at an arena, this will be the one for me. The sight lines we're good, and the sound was great for an arena. There was hardly any distortion and my ears didn't hurt after the show. Here is the setlist he played followed by a YouTube of his song GRAVITY from an earlier show on the tour:

1. Bigger Than My Body
2. Belief
3. Waiting on the World To Change
4. I Don’t Trust Myself (with Loving You)
5. Why Georgia
6. Clarity
7. The Heart of Life
8. Vultures
9. Good Love Is on the Way
10. No Such Thing
11. Gravity
12. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
13. Your Body Is a Wonderland (with The Police's I BURN FOR YOU mixed in)
14. Neon

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Final Score: Prince 7 Haters 0

First off, congrats to the Colts. I was hoping you would win. Second, did you stick around for the half-time show? I did. In fact, it was one of the main reasons I watched the game this year. I wanted to see how Prince was going to pull it off.....was he going to rock the house or was he going to do something strange and blow it?

I have been a Prince fan for a long time. The first concert I went to was Prince and the Revolution during their Purple Rain tour. Yeah, I know he can be weird and he dresses strange sometimes. But the simple FACT is that he is a musical genius.

I'm glad (and relieved) that he chose this opportunity to show the world (again) how he can blow the roof off the house. I think that it was the best Super Bowl half-time show next to U2's post-9/11 show at the 2002 Super Bowl. One thing I have tried to tell the naysayers is what a great guitarist Prince is. In fact, I think he is one of the greatest rock guitarists EVER. The dude can play and he showed it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Amazing UFO Sighting!

*Caution* Language alert....don't watch this with the little ones around....