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30 day music challenge

Day 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title.

I never realized how many songs I like fit into this category. Considering what’s going on in my life right now, I should probably go with Rod Stewart’s Maggie May or Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson, but instead I’m putting Angie by The Rolling Stones at the top of the list. Next is Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe, one of the greatest songs ever. Other favorites include:

Speaking of Brandon Boyd, he’s also been known to sing a few bars of Billie Jean now and then, and he’s been quoted as saying his favorite song ever is Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne. I never loved it, but for him, and because it’s pretty, I’ll offer up the Judy Collins version. Speaking of Judy Collins, there’s a song about her called Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash. There are lots of songs with the name Ruby in the title, so I’ll only mention a few: Ruby by The Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby Soho by Rancid, and Rubylove by Cat Stevens. I also have to include a few Jenny songs (since that’s my real name), and there are several, the classic of all time being Jenny Jenny by Tommy Tutone. There’s also Jenny by Walk the Moon, Jenny Was a Friend of Mine by The Killers, and Jennifer Juniper by Donovan. And finally, since I named my cat after it, here’s Kiwi by Maroon 5.

Moon Over Firefly
Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.
I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

Moon Over Firefly

Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.

I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥

A few seconds of video just to give you an idea of the size of Firefly. This is only one (the largest) of the venue’s four stage areas. 

Sound system problems put a bit of a damper on Modest Mouse's set at Firefly, so you can’t hear Isaac Brock's voice too well in most of the video I took. It got a little better after they switched out a microphone, but even then I think there was still something wrong. So all I have to share is a bit of Float On, taken from the ADA platform, where those of us with physical impairments could sit and enjoy an unobstructed, if somewhat distant view.

Modest Mouse at Firefly.

Stay tuned, my lovelies! I’m on my way home from Firefly, and if I make it back in one piece I’ll have some fairly decent video for you of Walk the Moon, Jack White, Young the Giant, Cake, Modest Mouse, The Killers, Awolnation, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, and The Black Keys. It’s a miracle I made it out of the Awolnation crowd alive! More in a couple of days…

Firefly meetup?

(Sorry, Browncoats, I mean the other Firefly.)

If anyone wants to meet up at the Firefly Festival this weekend, just look for someone who is probably around your parents’ age, either hobbling around with a cane, or on crutches, or just limping if I’m having a good day. (Now you really want to meet me, don’t you?)

Just my luck a chronic illness chose this of all months to come out of remission, but eff-it, I’m going anyway. A specialist could have shot me up with some hellacious (but effective) meds by now, but somehow the "but I have to go see Jack White" excuse wasn’t considered enough of an emergency. Can you believe that?

Meanwhile, people are starting to post their “must see” lists, so here’s mine:

Friday - Jack White
Saturday - Cake, Modest Mouse
Sunday - Awolnation, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys

I’ll be happy with that, if I can manage it. My “B” list includes The Killers, Grouplove, Death Cab for Cutie, The Wallflowers, Walk the Moon, Imagine Dragons, and Young the Giant - and before you Young the Giant fans start giving me a hard time for not putting them on my “A” list (like you did a few weeks ago when I described them as “kinda” cute instead of “hella” cute) the only reason is because I’ve already seen them once. I do plan to make every effort to catch them again, though, and as a sign of good faith, here’s a hella sexy screenshot:

Wait - Modest Mouse is going to be at Firefly too? Could this festival (for which I just got my very high-tech wristband) possibly get any more awesome? This is why I’m so frustrated, because after ten years of normal, a chronic illness has suddenly reared its pesky head again, and I can’t really walk or stand for any length of time. Worst of all, I was so proud of myself back in May when I saw Incubus and had to stand up for hours. I had to laugh, because all the young people around me were groaning, “oh my back, oh my legs,” and I said to them, “hey, I’m at least twice your age - if I can do this, you can!” Hopefully, those days are not over for me. I won’t be better in time for Firefly, but I’m still going, dammit, and will do the best I can. I mean, Jack White, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Killers, Awolnation, Young the Giant, Death Cab for Cutie, AND Modest Mouse? Even if you had to hobble, wouldn’t you go anyway?

Jan 2

Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty