My wife says I'm too old for this. So I'll be forty-eight next week, who cares. Can't a guy enjoy his music... even an old guy? When I was a kid (like forever-ago), I saw all the big bands. You know, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Queen, Elton John, Yes, ELP, Rush, Aerosmith. Ah, the memories... smoke-filled arenas, throbbing eardrums, vomit puddles. All right, forget the memories.
Anyway, now that I'm a believer (26 years and counting), my love of music is even greater. Of course, my tastes have improved. Now, heavy metal is just one of many good things in life. No, I haven't been to Ozzfest or the Geezers with Guitars tour. Don't need to. Seeing quality Christian artists keeps me busy. Jars of Clay, Delirious, Jennifer Knapp, Audio Adrenaline, Phil Keaggy, Out of Eden, Anberlin, Seventy Sevens, Michael Tait, Spoken, Charlie Peacock, T-Bone, Blindside, Project 86... dude, I've seen them all. And some. Props to my concert buddy, CD. Without you, my bic would burn by its lonesome.
Well now, I have some tickets I've long coveted. As you can see in yonder pic, I've acquired, without the help of a scalper (unless you consider Ticketmaster's stinkin' $14.60 "conven - ience charge" equiva - lent to a scalper), two tickets to see one of my all-time favorite bands. Ladies and gentlemen, next month, Sunday night, May 14, at the House of Blues Aneheim, me and said "concert buddy" (i.e., my oldest son) will be seeing P.O.D. They allow "old guys" into these things, don't they? Hey, as long as my wheelchair can get through that door, I'll be there. Hopefully, I don't get caught up in a mosh pit and do a wheelie on the thing. Man, I'm almost as excited about this as I was interviewing Gina on my blog!
Now, I've got two more bands on my hit list: Switchfoot and Reliant K. Any of you guys ever seen them? Just missed Switchfoot at the Glass House in Pomona before they blew up (the band, not the Glass House). Anyway, I'm keeping my eyes peeled. I'd love to hear your recommendations, just go easy on the country and R&B. Long live all us wheelchair rockers!