- On Valentine's Day this year Jeff and I got to go to an Imagine Dragons concert. I first became converted after their Letterman performance. I give their concert 2 big, fat thumbs up. As we got close to The Forum I started to remember that oh wait, I'm old and exhausted and have no energy for such partying. And then once we parked I was laughing to myself and/or out loud at the early-20s girls dressed in minimal clothing and 6-inch heels, adjusting their clothing nervously and gabbing endlessly. For the life of me I don't know how they could handle more than an hour in that mode of living. But enough of that. I rallied and dug deep into the burrows of my heart and mind for the energy to enjoy the entire evening. Back to the concert: I feel like guys in the music industry can get away with murder. As a man, you don't have to have a powerful or even nice-sounding voice to be main-stream successful Many male performers I've seen live spend a lot of time avoiding the entire concept of stage presence on a stool. Dan Reynolds (and the rest of the band) have natural talent that made them sound great live, and interesting to watch! But I also know it's not just the abilities they were born with, it's been a huge, massive pile of hard work over a long time. I was very impressed, and feel like they're just a few steps behind the monumental vibe of a Coldplay concert. Speaking of Coldplay....
- I'm still depressed over the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin divorce. Apparently now, according to court documents, he's moved back into their Brentwood house and they could possibly be reconciling, but until I read a "reliable" statement from one or both of their reps I shan't get my hopes up. And so I haven't been able to get myself to listen to a beat of Coldplay's new album.
- I'm currently being sucked into the Mia Wasikowska/Michael Fassbender version of Jane Eyre once again. It's probably got to do with its brooding and mysterious vibe, which is so the polar opposite of my life.
- I still need to write about the rest of our trip to Copenhagen and Denmark, but I think about it every day. It was magic. Euro magic.
14 July 2014
I've felt that things have become so busy, even outside of my life chasing my little raccoons, and I'm trying to stay on top of it all. More on that later. Things I'm realizing I might not properly record any time soon: