Sunday, April 08, 2007

fox confessor brings the [snow]

two events happened last week. one planned, one not, both amazing.

it's a big joke to say that if you don't like the weather in kansas, wait fifteen minutes and it'll change. although it was more like four days, the change that happened last week surprised eventhe most loyal kansan's. only a week ago, i was mowing the yard, in shorts, enjoying 80 degree weather, last thursday, snow was on the ground. i'm not sure when i'll ever see blossoms covered in snow again, but this little kansas cliche, provided a brisk and beautiful backdrop as i walked home that night.

also this weekend, and what you might consider, the main event, was the neko case concert at liberty hall. i had been waiting anxiously for weeks. i'm sure my coworkers are now able to sing the majority of her songs by heart, as i may have played a bit too much last week in the anticipation. i made my way to lawrence, found a parking spot, walked to the hall, all in time to stake a claim to an area at the center of the stage for my friends and i to enjoy. waiting for the show to start, i made quick friends with a group of fans from springfield missouri. included in this group of missourians was a unique individual, answering to the name of doyle, who looked like the combination of paul giamatti and rick ruben. he, and i quote, "kicks it old school" which he later proved, by waiving his lighter in the air.

the show was incredible, and worth much more then the price on the ticket stated. although the band did their job backing her up, neko has the kind of voice that could solo for two hours and not disappoint. she went through her set, which included all my favorites, and even threw in a cover of bob dylan's "buckets of rain".

now, believe it or not, but for 30 seconds, during "hold on, hold on" neko was singing right to me, eye to eye, hitting my soul with her verse. well it was either that, or she was intrigued/confused/frightened, by doyle, who happened to be standing right behind me.


Helen E said...

Does Neko Case look pregnant in that jacket??

Hope your workspace is treating you well...

FastTrakStatus said...

eric, i got to shake neko's hand after she performed here a few months ago. having mentioned i was from kansas city, she immediately told me her favorite thing about performing in kansas was getting to perform especially for you. i swear, i'm not kidding.