Monday, December 19, 2011

Daytime friends and nighttime lovers, hoping no one else discovers*

Yesterday was my daddy's birthday, and like ALL good daughters, I left his gift and card at home when I went to see him, and I put him to work on my car (in the cold no less).  I pretty much made his day awesome.  :-)  (I seriously have the best dad.  He didn't even complain about any of this).  So happy birthday dad!  I love you!


I went to two shows this weekend.  Friday, my sister J and I took my mom to see Kenny Rogers.  We won't discuss the drive there (ugh, Friday rush hour in PA SUCKS), but once we got there, I was SUPER STOKED to see Kenny.  Embarassingly stoked.  :-)

The concert was a lot of fun, but Kenny is definitely getting old.  (His fans are as well.  Man, those 70 year old ladies get super rowdy with the catcalling for him). I still can't decide if he was purposely shortening songs or if he just forgot the verses.  But he seriously changed the entire meaning of his Coward of the County song by leaving out two verses.  Instead of the guy defending his girlfriend/wife/whatever she is from the bad guys, he is the asshole that just randomly picks fights in a bar.  I was upset. 

I ALSO realized that as a kid, the meanings of his songs went right over my head.  I was listening to the lyrics, and he sings about some dysfunctional ladies!  The one lady is having an affair with her husband's best friend, Ruby is cheating on her paralyzed husband, Lucille is leaving the guy with 4 hundred children and crops in the field (apparently this was a misheard lyric that my sisters and I all thought he was saying).  I definitely was not aware of this as a kid. 

Then, Saturday evening, I went and saw JP's band at some dive bar in Delaware.  That was also quite enjoyable, in an entirely different way. :)


So, all in all, I had a great weekend.  :)  Hope everyone else did too!

*Kenny Rogers (seriously, how did I not realize they were having an affair?  I just kind of thought they were daytime friends and nighttime lovers without the whole cheating part).


Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...


Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

he left off the last two verses of coward of the county??? I'd ask for my money back.

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

did Jp have any 70 year old catcallers?

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