Blondie

Had a good time seeing Blondie perform last night at the Marymoor in Redmond, WA (an outdoor venue).  They rocked the old hits many of us love and some new songs I hadn’t heard yet that were also really good.  Yeah she’s older now, but she didn’t show it in her performance.  The night was a bit chilly but at least it wasn’t raining.  Also, the X opened up for them, so it was a fun evening of older punk/new wave rock.  I had a nice view but my phone camera couldn’t zoom in enough to get a good picture, so none attached.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I was able to watch the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform yesterday.  Very cool show!  Karen O has such amazing energy and whimsy.  And her band is amazing!  Definitely see them if you have a chance.  The show was held at a nice outdoor venue (Marymoore Park) and the weather was perfect for it.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Bobby Lee

I was able to see Bobby Lee perform live again last weekend.  He was his usual crazy self.  Very hilarious.  You must see him if you have the chance.

Dave Foley

I was able to see Dave Foley perform standup this past weekend.  He was very funny but he also seems to be getting a little crabby in his old age.  He apparently is still a little bitter about his first marriage, but he made some good points about our censorship of language.  He spent half the show on his own soapbox bashing those who believe in religion, which was also a bit of a let down comedy-wise.  Anyhow, it was great to see him in person as I still have a lot of respect for his work.

Kevin Nealon

I had the chance to see Kevin Nealon‘s stand-up routine again recently (a few weekends ago).  He was very funny.  I still enjoy his subliminal routine he put in towards the end.  He does a great job with that.  See him if you get a chance.

Steve Byrne

I had the chance to see Steve Byrne perform at the Parlor this weekend.  Wow, what an amazing show!  The guy is seriously funny, witty, and unafraid of being a bit edgy.  Did I say a bit edgy?  I mean a lot edgy.  Anyhow, he is a must see in my book.

Detachment

I recently had the chance to see a not too old indie movie called Detachment.  It was a bit of a depressing movie but I really enjoyed the theme of the movie which seemed to me to be an indictment on parents in the US and their apathy with regards to their children’s education and the role of the public school system.  Although I know this is not the reality across the US, I know it is true in some places.  It seems that many people somehow lose sight of their own role in their children’s education, leaving the impossible burden to public school teachers who are not given the resources or the rights to properly teach and discipline.  Unfortunately it is a film that will likely not be seen by those who really need to, but I hope those reading this blog take the time to view it and consider its meaning.  If that isn’t enough of a motivation to see this film, I might mention that the movie has an all star cast, despite being an indie film, including Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Blythe Danner, and Lucy Liu.


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