There are times that I never leave the house to do anything ... adult.
My husband, well, he noticed.
He politely asked if I would like to go to a concert with him.
Politely, because he knows I'm not a big fan of giant crowds of people all stuck in the same small space.
Well, I figured I could bend my 'people are evil, don't go outside' rule a little and head out into the big bad world if he really wanted to go.
So, we went to see the Zac Brown Band at Bethel Woods, NY.
|Photo borrowed from their website. Under the pavilion is where the bands play. Then they have actual seats, followed by lawn seats where everyone has blankets, but no one actually sits on them, so no one behind them can actually see.|
Now, growing up with a dad from Oklahoma, you get to hear a lot of country music in the house. A lot. It's not really my favorite music and if I can avoid it, I will.
But, the husband is on a country kick at the moment, so we went with some friends who go early and tailgate before the show.
We did have a nice time and the concert was good. The band is very talented.
I have a little problem with a few of the songs they played. I'm all about bands doing remakes. It's a nod to your favorite artists. Yet, some songs are a little 'big' for others to tackle.
They played Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. Not sure they should have done that. They also took on Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. They definitely shouldn't have done that.
My biggest peeve was when they did Can't You See by the Marshall Tucker Band. They did a good job, but they played the song for 20 minutes with introductions and individual musician solos.
That's great an'all, but play your OWN song for 20 minutes. I went to the concert to hear you play YOUR music.
Okay, I'll shut up now.
It's RELEASE DAY for Kacey Vanderkarr! Best of luck Kacey!
Stepping Stones (The Stone Series, Book 1)
Release Date –
August 25, 2015
Publisher – Urban Fey Press
Pages – 332
Genre – Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and
it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to
preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when
her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief
is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her
Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just
before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she
doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth
is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen,
Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of
the plan, and some fates are worse than death.
About the Author:
KACEY VANDERKARR has a penchant for
fantasy and frequently listens to the voices in her head—most of whom are
teenagers. Her favorite place to write is an old salon chair in her kitchen,
with coffee in one hand and adoring cats sprawled across her arms. She prefers
her music loud and her skeptics quiet. When she’s not writing, Kacey coaches
winterguard, works as a sonographer, and hangs out with other weirdos like her
at the Flint Area Writer’s club. In addition to her novels, The Reflection Pond
Series, Antithesis, and The Stone Series, Kacey’s short fiction is featured in
Sucker Literary Vol III, Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, and Out of the
Green: Tales from Fairyland.