Tuesday, January 9, 2018


I love live music, and I saw a lot of shows in 2017. 2018 is starting slow; I've only got one concert lined up so far, Ministry in April. Well, I may go catch an act in New York this Thursday night, but I'm not committed yet. And maybe, just maybe, the Breeders, also in April.

I've not seen Ministry yet, and I think it'd be great fun to catch them live, especially as I have been to shows by Nine Inch Nails and KMFDM. While I'm probably not going to as many shows this year as I did last, I think I'd like to try to stick to seeing bands I haven't seen before. There are a few artists I've seen multiple times (the Who, Tori Amos, Living Colour, Regina Spektor, the aforementioned NIN) and they never disappoint, but I do enjoy the experience of a live act I've never seen. Last year, it was terrific to finally see Nick Cave, and Billy Joel, and Adam Ant, and the Revolution, and... Rebelution... hmmm. It's also a blast to catch an opening act with whom you're not familiar and get so blown away that you need to track down the band's tunes.

Of course, I may have to make an exception and see Aimee Mann again if the opportunity arises. I've seen her several times, too, but not in several years now.

So take this down,
  I just feel so beat,
And I think it's time
  To admit defeat.
I thought I got mine,
  But that uphill climbing
Is never through...

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