Posts tagged ‘band’

September 3, 2012

Bob Schneider and Cougars

The husband kind of has an affinity for cougars.  Or maybe they have an affinity for him.   Whatever it is, it keeps me entertained.  I should note these women are not the aggressive Capital Grille or Dragonfly cougars.  They are nice, older women in their 60s that happen to think the husband is adorable, so they engage him in conversation.  I plan to keep telling myself that, so I continue to find it entertaining.

On Friday evening, we had drinks at The Common Table and then saw Bob Schneider play at the Granada.  Both happened to be full of cougars that were flirting with my husband.  One woman walked up to him to tell him she liked the look he had going on and then gave him the once over with her eyes.  I was standing right next to him!  I can’t even remember what he was wearing. I even looked in the laundry basket to try and piece it together to share it with you, but I got nothing.  The drinks before the show might not have been the best idea after doing a juice detox all week…

While the husband was flirting with the old ladies, I was dancing and singing to every song Bob played.  I have lived in Dallas for 5 years, and this was my first Bob show.  *shame*  When he was playing Big Blue Sea, I was particularly enthusiastic.  I looked at the husband with a huge party on grin, and he just shook his head.  He then leaned over to tell me that Big Blue Sea is a song Bob plays for all the d-bags.  He should know.  Not because he is a d-bag, but because this is at least his 10th Bob show.  I just shrugged my shoulders to say whatever and continued dancing.  Big Blue Sea might be a d-bag song, but the entire audience sang and danced to every song Bob played that night.

That most definitely will not be my last Bob Schneider show.  I can also guarantee that there will be plenty more cougar encounters to document.  The husband needs to earn his keep!

June 13, 2012

The Original is Always Best

Do you like cover songs?  I’m still making my judgement.  I was getting my spin on at the gym tonight when I heard a cover song that sounded like bad karaoke.  Karaoke rarely sounds good, but this cover was really bad.  It was Rhiannon by Best Coast.  They chose a Fleetwood Mac song to cover!  Really…  Bad decision, Best Coast.  No one can complete with Stevie.  No one.

Of all the songs out there, I wonder why Best Coast chose a song that already gets overplayed and exploited like a Kardashian.  At least try to choose a song that doesn’t recall ear bleeding moments in a smoky bar, because I am pretty dang sure I have heard Fleetwood Mac in every karaoke experience of my life.  That and Journey.  Ugh…  Don’t even get me started on Journey.  A friend once told me Don’t Stop Believing is the white people’s national anthem.  He is right.  I immediately think of bouncing, screeching girls and fist pumps.

The original is always the best.

October 31, 2011

Brad Sucks

Don’t let Monday suck.  Let Brad suck for you and listen to Overreacting by the band Brad Sucks.  How appropriate when you have a case of the Mondays.  Now I must go through my inbox full of people overreacting because they aren’t listening to Brad Sucks.  And because it is Monday.

Deuces and Smooches,

August 15, 2011

Someone Else’s Baby

The fiancé and I went to see Will Hoge last week and I was reminded of just how sentimental I am.  You can wipe the shocked look off your face now.

I was in the middle of shopping when Granada notified me via email that Will Hoge would be visiting the big D.  I immediately stopped to purchase tickets before they sold out.  The tickets were going to be a surprise, but I managed to blurt it over text before I could even get out of the store.

Why all the excitement?  I don’t keep cards, trinkets, or crap like that.  I’ve tried and it all ends up in the dumpster.  For me, music makes sure those sentimental and special moments are never forgotten.  Will Hoge does that for me, and he has a song that is very special to both of us.  Someone Else’s Baby.

We were watching the ruggedly handsome guy perform and getting sappy on the inside when I realized that I always crush on the band at amazing live performances.  It doesn’t matter if they are male, female, tall, short.  I don’t discriminate.  I get completely enamored with their talent and passion.  That and their ability to wear skinny jeans like it is nobody’s business.  In Will’s case it was bootcut jeans that looked like they hadn’t been washed in a month.  The same could have been said for his overall appearance.  I didn’t mind though, because he was even better live.

Their performance also made me wonder why this guy isn’t more popular.  We were in the front row of a half full venue and we were there only to see him, the opening band, perform.  We had zero desire to see the headliner, Wade Bowen.  After Will left the stage, we pushed through the crowd of cowboy boots, enormous belt buckles, and lips stuffed with snuff to avoid the honky-tonk sounds that were about to take over.  And so I could get a better look at Will while pretending like I didn’t really want an autograph.

Will is about to release his 7th album on 9/27.  The rest of the world is missing out until they discover Someone Else’s Baby.

May 6, 2011

Friday Dance Party

It is FRIDAY!  And I only worked 3 days this week.   Since I couldn’t have wine with lunch (that would be very inappropriate and unprofessional), I am having a dance party in my office at the moment.  My band of choice is The Bird and The Bee.  The recommended song is Polite Dance Song.  Even my office chair boogy has to be appropriate.  No wine at lunch and polite dance songs…such a tragedy.

But please do check out The Bird and The Bee.  They fall within my usual genre.  Indie/synthpop/alternative.  Somethings never change.

The Bird and The Bee

February 18, 2011

Foster the People

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New(ish) music alert!  Foster the People.  I don’t know anything about them, but I love their sound.  I’m calling it now…they are the next MGMT.  Catchy lyrics (even if I can’t really understand them), falsetto choruses, and head nodding beats.  I thoroughly enjoy all 3 of their tracks.  They are pretty freaking cute too.  Even for skinny jeans wearing musicians.  I think it is the facial hair.

My Denver and Austin friends, they will be in your city in March.  You would be doing me a disservice if you didn’t see them live.  Give the handsome Mr. Foster a wink for me.

December 22, 2010


I’m keeping this one short and sweet, because Sarah Jaffe’s music will do all the talking for me. I like her debut album, but I have an obsession with her vocals in Tunnelvisionary by The Flowers of God.  Like all of my music phases/passions/fixations, this song is wearing a hole in my play list.  I even twitter stalked the group. Tunnelvisionary is very palatable, but that does not mean generic or bland. It’s hard not to enjoy it.

I also love that The Flowers of God are an Oak Cliff original.  Shout out to the Cliff.

December 3, 2010

Band Du Jour…Bear Hands

I was talking music last night and realized I haven’t blogged about my latest fav band.  Shame on me.  Bear Hands is the band du jour.  They have toured with Passion Pit, MGMT, The xx…that gives you an idea of their sound and just how awesome they are.  These guys have a sense of humor too.

They released their debut album in November but have been around for a few years.  They were even in Dallas last month and I missed it (dumb renovations).

Listen with pleasure.  I know I am.

November 14, 2010

Thug Life

I like hip hop just as much as the next guy.  Okay, that’s a lie.  I can handle it for about half a song.  However, I found a band that rhymes with a little less thug life influence.  The Drums.  Their style is catchy like Eminem but without the warped view on life.  Their appearance makes the experience even better.  Somewhat scrawny white guys rocking chucks and skinny jeans.

Deuces and Smooches,

November 6, 2010


I haven’t recommended music in awhile.  Apparently people don’t share my love for French pop.  You will one day.

Ok, but check out Phantogram if you haven’t already.  They are immediately addicting.  They are somehow upbeat and mellow at the same time with Sarah Barthe’s breathy vocals.  Each song is different and has new surprises every time you listen.

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