Been busy lately at work and have not had much time to write. And when I thought I had some time, things kept popping up.
It’s been an interesting summer so far. I have seen a few concerts (Iron Maiden, U2 Foreigner with Cheap Trick). Iron Maiden put on a great show, but they do play the same songs every time during each tour, so you are not going to see anything special on a given night. U2 was fantastic. Had floor tickets (the way to go at when bands play big outdoor stadiums. Floor tickets are usually cheaper (which helps with the current cost of tickets), and you get to get up close instead of playing more to sit far away and spend most of the show watching the band on the giant video screens. Was able to get free tickets to Foreigner / Cheap Trick though Ticketmaster and the ongoing class action lawsuit. I have a bunch of vouchers good for certain shows. Free tickets are for the lawn area, and the show was good except for the fact it rained for most of the show, and by the end I was soaked to the bone.
I also got to see the Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen” which I highly recommend. We actually got tickets back in March when my daughter got into the show (before it won the Tony for Best Play of 2017). If you get the chance, check it out. The music is great and Ben Platt is truly amazing.
As far was TV, I have been watching “Twin Peaks”, which despite the fact that it is one of the strangest things I have seen, it’s actually entertaining and I am enjoying it. I am also enjoying the show “Salvation” on CBS. Didn’t think I would like it – Another stupid summer series to fill up some time, but after watching the 1st few episodes, I got into it and will stick it out to the end
My daughter (and now me and my wife) are big fans of Beat Shazam on FOX with the great Jamie Fox as host. It kind of reminds me of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in that it’s a simple concept and there aren’t all these crazy rules and stunts that a lot of game shows try these days. Its interesting to see how certain songs and types of music seem to cross all groups and generations. Would be interesting to study this and analyze why some songs become universally known, while others remain in their own small niche.
I have also been keeping up with Big Brother as usual. Don’t know why I keep coming back but it is the perfect summer show. Been a strange season, and some of this years players are just plain weird, but It should be full to watch as we get down to the last few players.
Haven’t had the chance to go to the movies some far this summer. There are some movies out there that I would like to see, but just haven’t been able to find the time (or it’s been to nice outside to waist sitting in a theater).
Will try to write some more in depth thought when I get some more time