Phish tour

The Hampton run of phish tour has been a blast. I’ve met many friends that have made me feel good about being here.  my second love has always been music and it feels great to be here and share in the groove.  Tonight will wrap up the run and I have my dancing shoes on.  I predict tonight will be the fire.  As much fun as I’m having I’m looking forward to returning home to west by God virginia.  I take a taxi to and from the shows to be safe and I like hanging out in the lot for a few hours before the gates open.  My cabbie is picking me up at 3 today.  Going to shows alone is different but still enjoyable.   See you guys when I return.

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Django Unchained

Tonight I got to watch Django Unchained with the wife.  From the moment the opening credits hit I knew it would be a winner.  Tarentino continues where he left off with Death Proof,  paying homage to the Renaissance of film, the grindhouse movie.  Django Unchained is about a black slave that is freed by a german bounty hunter only to become a bounty hunter himself.  Django also is on a mission to find and free his wife (who is also a slave )owned by Leonardo Dicaprio.  This movie was very fun and a great tribute to spaghetti westerns and blaxploitation.  I am looking forward to the bluray release.

Widespread Panic – New Years Eve

In addition to really bad horror movies, I enjoy going to “jam band” concerts.  I’ve done it for years and years, and no other kind of concert compares.  I know that  I will get a different experience and  different set list everytime I go.  The lot scene is always better at a jam band show, and there are really good people there.  This New Years Eve I will be attending the Widespread Panic show in Charlotte, NC.

Last year I attended this show  and it was a solid 5 hours of southern rock and seamless jams.  I am looking forward to a break from work for a few days to take a road trip.  I always enjoy the adventure.  I like stumbling upon weird roadside attractions… You never know what you’re going to find until you pack up the car and adventure.

When I return, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D will be in the theaters.  I am definitely going to check out this film and will offer my review of it here on my blog.  I have high hopes for it, maybe too high.  We will see if the saw is the law.

Until next time…

Columbus.

One of my favorite places to go is Columbus, Ohio.  I go there with my wife a couple times a year.  What I love about Columbus the mist is the German village.  The architecture, the food, the shopping, the people…. for a beer elitist like me, its hard to beat the selection at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus.  I can’t wait to go back to visit.  We have not gone to COSI on our adventures there so maybe that will be in the cards.  I’m burned out and need to get away for a couple days soon.