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To The Wonder

Global Citizen Festival
Great Lawn – Central Park 
September 28th

stevie citizen

Everyone hates poverty.  There’s an organization set up to end it by 2112 or something.  I hope they do.  As an incentive to get others motivated to do the same, they dangle the carrot of free tickets to an awesome concert if you sign some petitions and what not.  BLAMMMM-O.  This is exactly what got me motivated to end poverty AND see Stevie Wonder in Central Park, FO FREE!!!  YESSSSSSS!!!!  Heck, I’d agree to end poverty by signing petitions even if the only thing they were handing out was/is free fried chicken skin!!!

But the concert wasn’t juss Stevie.  There was John Mayor and Queens of Neon and Elvis Costello playing some poopy song for a second, and that Janette Maynoisse girl came in and dropped some tunes, and there was Alicia Keys too, who we REALLY wanted to see, but only heard her, as it took about 9 hours to walk thru a maze of fences to get into the event.  No REAL gripes here – as the show was free, and for a good cause, although we could have done without the speeches, but free is free and poverty BLOWS!!!

Anywho, this show was really all about Stevie.  You MUSSSSSSSS see Stevie Wonder in concert.  MUSTTTT.  This was our third time with lil big Stevie (Jones Beach in 2008 + the crazy duet madness at The 25th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Concerts – Night 1 in 2009), and we are prepared to see him 33 more times.  An ageless… wonder, who is juss purely… wonder…ful, and full of life, and love, and songs that will be with us 17ever, even when man orbits Uranus!  Bless you Stevie.  BLESS YOU.  TAKE MY EYES, CAUSE YOU ALREADY OWN MY EARS!!!

Stevie Setlist –  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye cover) / Master Blaster (Jammin’) / Higher Ground (with Janelle Monáe) / Sir Duke /Day Tripper (The Beatles cover) / Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) / My Cherie Amour / Living for the City / Imagine (John Lennon cover) / Superstition / Isn’t She Lovely (with Maxwell) / Do I Do / I Just Called to Say I Love You


Fountains of Wayne Arnold

we bow down to the Hasbro owned Hub channel.  there are many reasons to do so (check out that unbeatable throwback evening part of their line-up), but one of their shows stand thigh above all the rest, and maybe thigh above all the rest for all thymes sake…


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Rocktobering Out With Our Cocktobering Out

The 25th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Anniversary Concerts – Night 1

Madison Square Garden
Rocktober 29th

this once in a zillion lifetimes concert contained the criznazzyiest of criznazzy collaborations and a super-sized sizzling sing-a-long setlist that set everyone’s ears ablaze and heads into a daze (see belows, complied by Thighlandium’s favorite son, Mr Pibbums), so much so that a listing of the who and what does all the talking and the walking that anyone would ever need to say or walk about the greatestestetstesteteststest 5 hour and 40ish minute concert wees have ever beens to and evers will. great googly mooogly!!!

Jerry Lee Lewis

‘Whole Lotta Shakin’

Crosby, Stills & Nash


‘Marrakesh Express’

‘Almost Cut My Hair’

‘Love Has No Pride’ (Bonnie Raitt)
w/Bonnie Raitt

‘Midnight Rider’ (Allman Bros)
w/Bonnie Raitt

‘The Pretender’ (Jackson Browne)
w/Jackson Browne

‘Mexico’ (James Taylor)
w/James Taylor

‘Love The One You’re With’
w/James Taylor

‘Rock n’ Roll Woman’ (Buffalo Springfield)

‘Teach Your Children’
w/James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt

Paul Simon

‘Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes’

‘Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard’

‘You Can Call Me Al’

‘The Wanderer’ (Dion & the Belmonts)

‘Here Comes The Sun’ (The Beatles)
w/Graham Nash and David Crosby

‘Late In The Evening’

‘Two People In The World’ (The Imperials)
w/L’il Anthony & The Imperials

Simon & Garfunkel

‘Sound of Silence’

‘Mrs Robinson’

‘Not Fade Away’ (Buddy Holly)

‘The Boxer’

‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’


(this is udder BS, since they needed their own 5+ hour set)

Stevie Wonder

‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ (Bob Dylan)


‘I Was Made To Love You’

‘For Once In My Life’

‘Signed Sealed Delivered’

‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’

‘Tracks of My Tears’ (Smokey Robinson)
w/Smokey Robinson

‘Mercy Mercy Me’ (Marvin Gaye)
w/John Legend

‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ (Michael Jackson)
w/John Legend

‘The Thrill Is Gone’ (BB King)
w/BB King

‘Living for the City’

‘Higher Ground’

‘Roxanne’ (The Police)

w/Jeff Beck

Bruce Springsteen
& the E Street Band

‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’

‘Hold On I’m Coming’ (Sam & Dave)
w/Sam Moore

‘Soul Man’ (Sam & Dave)
w/Sam Moore

‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’
w/Tom Morello

‘Fortunate Son’ (CCR)
w/John Fogerty

‘Proud Mary’ (CCR)
w/John Fogerty

‘Pretty Woman’ (Roy Orbison)
w/John Fogerty


‘Fine Fine Boy’ (Darlene Love)
w/Darlene Love

‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ (The Crystals)
w/Darlene Love

‘London Calling’ (The Clash)
w/Tom Morello

w/Tom Morello

‘You May Be Right’ (Billy Joel)
w/Billy Joel

‘Only The Good Die Young’ (Billy Joel)
w/Billy Joel

‘New York State of Mind’ (Billy Joel)
w/Billy Joel

‘Born To Run’
w/Billy Joel

‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher’ (Jackie Wilson)
w/Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Sam Moore and Darlene Love

my/our lord. we may never be able to fully comprehend that bestness that befell our be-eyes & be-ears be-last night. bi the gay, if you really want to know our thoughts on the show, czech our Twitter feed from last noche, and do the same tonight for Part 2 w/U2, Urethra, Metallica and Clapton’s replacement, Jeff Beck


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