The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
The First Evil

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And I Thought I Was Addicted

My mother calls me earlier this evening about something apparently unimportant because I can't recall her reason for calling. She mentions that she won't be calling me back again later because she knows I'll be watching (as will she) House at 9. This exchange follows:

Me: "Actually, I won't be watching it. It's a repeat tonight."
Mom: "WHAT?! What do you mean it's a repeat. You're kidding me, right?"
Me: "Why would I kid about something like that?"
Mom: "But, I have my whole night planned (preceeds to list TV viewing schedule). How can they do this?"

At that point we went into a discussion of saving eps for May sweeps and her night being ruined. Seriously, I don't recall the last time she got this worked up over a TV show. Broadway musical, yes, but a TV show?

BTW, she also mentioned that she was perusing the new TV Guide and they had a list of TV's hottest doctors. Guess who was #1? :-) Mom wasn't so amazed that Hugh was #1, more so that he was suddenly considered hot at this point in his life.

For those just waking up from a coma today, the Serenity trailer made it's debut online. I'm not bothering to link it becasue a) I'm lazy and b) I think everyone else on LJ already has. I'll avoid spoilers and just say it looked very, very cool. I also found it interesting how they are choosing to market the film.

OK, I promised writteninstars a recap of the Sting concert last night, but do to a lingering headache didn't get to it.

My friend and I got there early. Apparently too early according to my friends whining. Hey, I hate being rushed and I actually wanted to see the opening act, Phantom Planet. Technically, I wanted to hear one of their songs, 'California' as heard on The O.C. (Extremely cool hearing it live.) Turns out I actually knew two of their songs. 'Lonely Day' sounded very familiar and, sure enough, it's on my Smallville soundtrack. Anyway, they were pretty good and thanked those of us in the audiance who showed up early. :)

What can I say about Sting? Let's start with Oh My God does he still look incredible! We had seats in the lower bowl of the arena, second section to his right. Great view of the entire stage, but not great for a close up look. Luckily, Ann (one of the secretaries at work who won two of the other tickets) brought her binoculars and let me borrow them a few times. :) He happened to look right in our direction when I was looking through them one time so I had the illusion of eye contact for a second. Plus, he did this little hip shake thing later on.....nuff said.

As for his voice, it has really held up well. He sounds exactly like he does on his albums. The song collection was a mix of Police songs with several from the 'Synchronicity' album including 'King of Pain', my personal fave and hits from his solo career ('Fields of Gold'). He also through in some unexpected choices including a cover of The Beatles 'A Day in the Life', and non-hits 'I Hung My Head', 'Lithium Sunset' and a song I adore, 'Why Should I Cry For you'. No 'Desert Rose', but this was a stripped down show with only he, two guitarists, and a drummer and I'm not sure that song would be conducive to such an arrangement.

He's never played this side of the state before and he said he'd be back. I hope because I'd definitely like to see him perform again. I'm just incredibly impressed he's as good (if slightly less energetic) today as he was ten, twenty years ago.

OK, off to give VM another try. I still say it's no House! :p
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