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#310891 - 06/19/10 10:41 PM Tombstone
BobKay Offline
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A few weeks ago, someone posted a link to a photo of a man's gravestone. The engravings depicted a R & R band on a stage along the entire top of the stone. Below that, it listed every band that dweeb had seen in concert.

As I stopped by the "monument store" this week to pay for a cleaning (my dentist has gotten way too expensive and the gravestone guys have teeny tiny power washing equipment), that image came immediately to mind. On the drive home I composed my own, though I doubt it'll all fit on a rusty Chock Full o' Nuts can. Oh, the 45 or so characters I had lasered onto the family stone cost over $600, so this guy's survivors spent many thousands on that thing. THIS dweeb has seen, in no order whatsoever:

Spirit, James Talyor, The Mothers w/ Flo and Eddie, Led Zep, Mott the Hoople, Ten Years After, Poco, Van Morrison, The Who (w/ Keith), Genesis (w/ PG), Frampton (before he came alive), Humble Pie, Foghat, The Faces w/ Rod, Argent, Bad Co., Free, Jeff Beck, Delaney & Bonnie w/ Clapton, Yes, ELP, Elvis C., Cars, Geils, Aero, Bonnie Raitt, John Cale, Todd w/ and w/o Utopia, The Tubes, Jesse Colin Young w/ Charlie Daniels (in a bar), NY Dolls, Patti Smith, Television, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Jimmy Smith, Fleetwood Mac (w/ no women), Louis Belson, Buddy Rich, Mahavishnu, Kinks, Gary Burton, MC5, Larry Coryell, 3 Dog Night, Four Seasons, CSN, CSN & Y, both Winters, B52's, Chick Corea, Yo Yo Ma (what?), Cheap Trick, Queen, Captain Beefheart, Lee Michaels, The Stranglers, George Benson (before he starting singing, too), Don McLean, The Police, Mountain, Dead Kennedys, The Rembrandts, Linda Ronstadt, The James Gang, Robert Palmer, to name a few ;\)

And tons of one-album-only artists no one heard of even then. Oh, and a few C & W acts I saw by accident. I guess, if I have to be old now to have been there then, it was worth the tinitis.

That's my story and I'm goin' with it. And yours?
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#310898 - 06/20/10 12:07 AM Re: Tombstone [Re: BobKay]
fredk Offline
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Thats an impressive list Bob.
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#310903 - 06/20/10 08:01 AM Re: Tombstone [Re: BobKay]
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Poco??? Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee??? 3 Dog Night??? EGAD! You must be nearly as old as I. ;\) Framptom (before he came alive)??? Oh, you're definitely nearly as old as I.
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#310939 - 06/20/10 10:42 PM Re: Tombstone [Re: Ajax]
sonicfox Offline
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Seems like you stopped going to concerts sometime in the 80's! ;\)
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#310984 - 06/21/10 10:12 AM Re: Tombstone [Re: sonicfox]
Murph Offline
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Or he just stopped remembering them.....
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#310993 - 06/21/10 10:49 AM Re: Tombstone [Re: Murph]
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My list: Rush (7x), Foo Fighters (3x), Green Day, Weezer, R.E.M., Sting, Yes (Union tour - all 8 major members), Roger Waters, Paul Simon, Blue Oyster Cult, Mr. Big, Tommy Shaw, Primus, Robert Cray, Alanis Morissette (2x), Tori Amos, Liz Phair, Magnapop, Guadalcanal Diary, Howard Jones, Huey Lewis and the News, the Monkees, Herman's Hermits, the Grass Roots, the Smithereens, the Goo Goo Dolls, Timbuk3, Camper van Beethoven, the Wallflowers, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Loeb, Coldplay, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

You win!

Concerts are one of the things I wish I had made more time and money for.
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#311004 - 06/21/10 01:08 PM Re: Tombstone [Re: medic8r]
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Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, Liz Phair, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Loeb, and (you forgot) Jenny Lewis. I think I see a trend there. They're all MYLFs, right?
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#311008 - 06/21/10 01:14 PM Re: Tombstone [Re: pmbuko]
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That depends - is Jenny a Mom?

I knew I'd forget some concerts. Also forgot Screaming Trees.
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#311013 - 06/21/10 01:18 PM Re: Tombstone [Re: medic8r]
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#311032 - 06/21/10 03:15 PM Re: Tombstone [Re: pmbuko]
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My short list:
Frank Zappa, Kiss, Nazareth, Jethro Tull, Muddy Waters (3 times), Dominick Troiano, Sylvia Tyson, Rush, The Eagles, Bruce Cocburn, Doobie Brothers, Red Rider, Downchild Blues Band.

I gotta say though, I grew up in the heyday of live bands in bars. A buddy of mine saw BTO 4 or 5 times in Windsor in bars before they became popular. When I was in college London had 5 or 6 excellent bars with live music on the weekend: everything from rock to jazz to folk.
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