Friday, January 9, 2009

toads and crows

I attended a Neil Diamond concert last night. Originally I was just going to drive my mom and her friend to the concert in Portland, then go to Powell's Books while they were there. But my mom's friend was sick, so my mom bought her ticket and gave it to me. I'm always up for things, but I must admit I wasn't overly excited about going because the last couple of times I have heard Neil on tv, he has sounded like this:



So, being the nice daughter I am, I said things while traveling to Portland like "We're on our way to hear ol' Croaky Toad!" And, "You sure seem to like performers who are past their prime." (We've got a funny family story about the last time we heard Don Ho.)

However... the concert was surprisingly really good. Neil's voice was definitely un-toadlike -- almost like his vocal cords were in a time warp. He did a nice job on the oldies and the not-so-oldies, plus he has a great band. It was a fun time!

So this is what I'm having for breakfast:

10 comments:

Diane said...

ha! you are a good daughter, though.

Laura said...

I like a little sugar free rasp jam with my crow. I used to have it often. Finally, when I got tired of the feathery aftertaste I've taken up the practice of tongue biting:)

Jennifer said...

A gracious crow-eater, you are.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

uhm... did you catch it in the backyard & leave the uneaten feathers and unidentifiable parts of the crow on the back porch like mocha java does???

and now... "sermon on the rocks; ain't no big surprise; pour me a drink..." oh i digress...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Crow is not all that bad when followed with a dessert of humble pie. I know from experience.

I'll bet old Croaky Toad had nodes last time you heard them, then had them removed.

Anonymous said...

I keep telling you "Mom knows best"  but I fear I am not getting through to you.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw you "grooving to Neil" and doing lots of clapping!!!!   Anyway I love Neil and (yes, also Don).  At my age I don't really care what people think about my music tastes.Mom

Rev SS said...

*tee hee* Yes, you are a good and gracious daughter! glad you had fun

Barbara B. said...

Laura, 'feathery aftertaste'! -- LOL!

PG, Hadn't thought of that; you are probably right!

Thanks for the comments everybody :)

Processing Counselor said...

I would have rather gone to Powells Book Store. An icon on the internet!

Barbara B. said...

PC, Yep, I love Powells -- easy to spend hours there!