Sunday, July 08, 2007

Part One?

I know I've asked this question many times but why is it when I have things to post about I don't have time to post?

Anyway, we have a lot of ground to cover so let's not waste any more time. As many of you know, I spent much of the week before last down in CT mainly to see Bob Dylan and Jimmie Vaughan in concert at one of the casinos down there, get a dental cleaning and close a checking account. Other things happened.

As I've done before, I took a city bus to the station. This went well except for one problem: my cell phone dropped out of my pocket. When I got home, I called the number to see if anyone answered. Not surprisingly, no one did but I later called Metro and thankfully, my phone was turned in. I made arrangements to pick it up when I got back to town but more on that later.

I got to CT just in time for the closing worship of the UCC's General Synod. Because of security measures, I had to assume the identity of a teenager from my mother's church whom had previously registered. I was concerned that, since I worked at the Civic Center this ploy would work, thankfully, no one manning the lines knew me so I got through. I did see two people I knew in the Customer Service window but I don't think they saw me.

I could discuss my feeling that having youth delegates to events like this sound good on paper but suck in reality but I really want to discuss a job opportunity that arrived that night instead. A local seminary has a campus at the church I attend. I met the librarian at this event and will be starting volunteering there at her library mid-month. Sure it won't pay but experience is what I need just as much. Perhaps having the word library on my resume not just once but twice may actually be what I need.

The concert the next night totally rocked. Though I'm not officially a fan, Jimmie Vaughan's opening set rocked. I wish my roommate could have been there as he may have known at least part of the set but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Bob's set was probably the most different set I have ever seen and this was the fourth time I've seen him in concert. I'd guess, simply because I can't remember exactly, he played only about 5 songs from other concerts and only 3 from his recent album. He played practically all of the Highway 61 Revisted album except "Like a Rolling Stone" which is probably the most overplayed Dylan song ever though "Rainy Day Women 12 and 35" comes in a close second. He started the set with "Cat's in the Well" which originally had both Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan playing on that track. Did Jimmie come back out and play? No, of course not here but I wouldn't be surprised if he did during other stops...I have to say I loved the versions of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and "Just Like Woman;" the latter of which the whole audience sang along with. The former was sung exactly how I'd imagine William Shatner would have sung it which brought a smile to my face.

To Be Continued...


JRRyan said...

GL with the biblioteca!

Likestrek said...

I start Monday so WooT!

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