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We Keep Dancing On Our Own

Madison Square Garden
March 8

This is all you need to know about Robyn’s show at MSG…

they say – you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here, and the kids, well, they kept the dance party going outside of MSG because they didn’t want to go home or stop dancing or stop singing or stop partying or stop Robyning…

SetlistSend to Robin Immediately / Honey / Indestructible / Hang With Me / Beach2k20 / Ever Again / Be Mine! / Because It’s in the Music / Between the Lines / Love Is Free / Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do / Dancing on My Own / Missing U / Call Your Girlfriend

Encore – Trust Me / Stars 4-Ever / With Every Heartbeat

Second Encore – Human Being / Who Do You Love?

but no love for the Röyksopp collabs ‘Do It Again’ or ‘The Girl And The Robot’???


Totally Crossed Out & In

Christopher Cross
City Winery
March 2

I never got to see Kris Kross, but I can tell my great-great-great-grandkids (via hologram) that I saw Christopher Cross played live.  You know, the dude who cleaned up at the 1981 Grammys, and nabbed an Oscar the next year, and then disappeared off everyone’s radar, like Gary Burghoff did after he played Radar.  Not even ‘N Sync could raise the dead!  BUT HE (still) LIVES!!!  And with that smooth voice, and smooth sailing repertoire of songs, CC totally made for an easy-breezy lovely evening.  I got caught between his beautiful moon-face and New York City, and even bester than I could do, I fell in love.  It’s true!  And I rode like the wind!!!

Christopher Cross was never a cross to off on my list of ‘see them before they die or I die‘rs, but what I’ve learned in 4 short days, after seeing both he and Mellencamp, is that EVERYONE should be on that list.  Why limit yoself the incredible experience of seeing any artist play live?  Time and money baby, and so for now, I limit my time and money to the older acts (while still moving to the groove of the more modern acts that I like to shake my hips to), but will keep an open mind and set of ears going forward

SetlistAll Right / Never Be the Same / Sailing / Walking in Avalon / Reverend Blowhard / I Really Don’t Know Anymore / Roberta / Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) / The Light Is On / Dreamers / V / Minstrel Gigolo / Say You’ll Be Mine / Light the World / No Time For Talk / Ride Like the Wind

Encore – Imagine (John Lennon cover)


Bloomington’s Finest

John Mellencamp
Beacon Theatre
February 27

Didn’t realize seeing Mellencamp in concert was something I needed and was sorely missing from my life.  Thanks John! 

Btw, where do melons send their kids to camp?  Why John Cougar’s Mellencamp, duh!  aint THAT america!!


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Handled With Flair

Irving Plaza
February 22

Sometimes a new band enters your life and they penetrate your ears so easily, so quickly, so dang smoothilieie, that you juss know that they will now and forever remain in your heart AND soul (this is what happened when I heard Air and their Moon Safari for the first time).  This is apparently what happened when the two robots from Daft Punk heard the band Parcels, and this is what happened when someone introduced me to them and their incredible Incredible INCREDIBLE song ‘Lightenup’

Their sound is so fresh, and yet it’s a sound so familiar and dated (in the best possible way ever), but whatever their sound is, the Parcels are so mod AND so rocker, and they rock me to the core.  They have only one full album to their name, and played a majority of it and their previous singles in a super-inter-stellar evening that had me questioning whether they were one of the best bands I have ever heard live, or if they were the world’s finest lip-syncers.  I think these guys are the real thing.  Perhaps even better than the real thing

Setlist – Comedown / Lightenup / Hideout / Gamesofluck / Withorwithout / Exotica / Bemyself / Every Night (Paul McCartney cover) / Older / Yourfault / Everyroad / Tieduprightnow / Closetowhy / Overnight / IknowhowIfeel

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