Tombstone

Posted by: BobKay

Tombstone - 06/19/10 10:41 PM

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?
Posted by: fredk

Re: Tombstone - 06/20/10 12:07 AM

Thats an impressive list Bob.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Tombstone - 06/20/10 08:01 AM

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.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Tombstone - 06/20/10 10:42 PM

Seems like you stopped going to concerts sometime in the 80's! ;\)
Posted by: Murph

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 10:12 AM

Or he just stopped remembering them.....
;\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 10:49 AM

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.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 01:08 PM

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?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 01:14 PM

That depends - is Jenny a Mom?

I knew I'd forget some concerts. Also forgot Screaming Trees.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 01:18 PM

M is for Musicians
Posted by: fredk

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 03:15 PM

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.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 09:04 PM

Billy Idol x2
Bryan Adams
Debbie Gibson
Survivor x2
New Kids On The Block (at a teenage dance club before they were famous)
Duran Duran
Def Leppard
Culture Club (1998 at a bar in my home town of Iowa City...very surreal event for me! LOL!)
80's Big Rewind concert (Culture Club, Howard Jones, & Human League)
Boy George (solo)
Keiko Matsui x2
Rapoon
Dido x2
Kraftwerk x4
Autechre
Jason Mraz
John Mayer
Lincoln Brewster (not my choice...went with a friend)
Oh...and part of a Radiohead gig at a festival

Can you tell I grew up in the 80's?
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Tombstone - 06/21/10 10:09 PM

JP: Camper van Bethoven was a fave of mine. Never saw 'em. Were they any good live?

And Jack, yes, indeed I'm old, although I saw Led Zep 1st time @ 14, so I wasn't old enough to have been "allowed" to be an actual hippie. I wanted to, though---real, real bad.

And Mary, I still saw live music after the 80's, just not performers any one might recognize, or I saw older artists again at more recent stages in their careers. Like a night in a bar with Adrian Belew im '98, or Todd again 3 months ago. So, I still go, just nowhere near as readily.