Monday, June 30, 2008

Mini Magnum Fatigue

It was so hot yesterday that Theo enjoyed a mini Magnum popsicle at lunch. As you can see, his eyes were apparently bigger than his stomach.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rockin' in the Free World

Anne-Laure and I went to see Neil Young the other night. We arrived early, so we were able to be really close to the stage (there was only a handful of people in front of us). Neil was in a mood to jam, so the show was LOUD. Unfortunately, he didn't play as many acoustic numbers (which is what we wanted to hear).

There were a couple of Spinal Tapesque moments though: First, Neil fell on stage and knocked over a speaker after his guitar chord got caught, but he kept on playing. Then at the end of the show, his guitar strings broke and he began waving it around creating a rather cool humming sound.

Here's the set list:

Mr. Soul / I've Been Waiting For You / Spirit Road / Love And Only Love / Hey Hey, My My / Too Far Gone / Oh, Lonesome Me / Mother Earth / The Needle And The Damage Done / Unknown Legend / Old Man / Words / Get Back To The Country / No Hidden Path // A Day In The Life.

This one goes to 11...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Cat Boy

Here's Theo from the party the other night. He didn't want to wear his monkey suit (and it was way too hot for it anyway), so someone gave him this pair of ears...he was so happy that he hasn't taken it off yet.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Farmer & The Franchise

Anne-Laure and I attended a party this weekend where the theme was "Les Grands Invasions" (the period when Europe was constantly being invaded during the 4th and 5th centuries). However, we decided to be a little more creative: I dressed as Ronald McDonald (the invasion of fast food into French Culture) and Anne-Laure as José Bové (the French farmer - and somewhat of a cult hero - that was jailed for destroying several McDonald's by tractor or torch).

We were a hit!

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Parrothead Philm

Jimmy Buffett just released "Scenes You Know by Heart," a DVD of his greatest hits filmed at various concerts from across the globe. "He went to Paris" is from the show I attended in the City of Light last summer and you actually see me quite a bit. You can download the video by clicking HERE (10 mg).

Phins Up!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Disappointing Show :-(

Some friends and I went to see The Police the other night in St. Etienne. It was concert I've been waiting to see for awhile. Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as it should have been. The ticket stated that the concert would start at 20h30 with the Charlatans opening up. We showed up around 20h45 (plenty of time before the "real" band comes on). However, The Police were already playing! They took the stage at 20h15, apparently due to the weather. To add insult to injury, they played for a mere 1h35.

Here is the set-list. The ones in italics are the songs we missed:

Message In A Bottle
Walking On The Moon
Demolition Man
Voices Inside My Head
When The World Is Running Down
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Driven To Tears
Hole In My Life

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Invisible Sun
Can't Stand Losing You
King Of Pain
So Lonely
Every Breath You Take
Next To You

I'm still bummed and pissed! Sting, Stewart and Andy owe me music...or money!