Last night I passed through a lot of places that I’ve not been to for quite some time. First on the list was seeing Bob Dylan at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City with my girlfriend. It started with a quarter mile walk on a full bladder from the parking lot of Walgreens because it was the closest place we could find to park (who KNOWS where the “Salvation Army” is actually located). Did everybody drive themselves or bring an extra freaking vehicle with them? Anybody carpool? I thought gas was expensive.
The concert went well, but it seemed like they went out of their way to give you the impression that the vocal audio was always bad, but in truth, Bob Dylan is not a great singer these days. Sure, he’s got the energy and the notes, but it’s like his mouth is full of cotton balls. I’m sorry if that offends you, but my girlfriend is the most die hard Bob Dylan fan on the damned planet and even she told me in advanced that I wouldn’t understand a thing he’s saying up there on stage. It was like Eddie Murphy’s impersonation of James Brown. Still, he had a damn sweet hat on. And these 35 dollar T-shirts are pretty fucking cool.
Anyway, I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know that I’m going to be OUT for the rest of the weekend. I’m heading up to the ABATE biker rally at Lake Perry. Maybe I’ll see you out there. I’ll be campin’ somewhere. Hope nobody’s computer crashes or I’ll have to cut into all the fun I’m having.
Friday, August 29th, 2008