jTunes

October has been pretty crazy (hence the lack of posting), but we are officially in the homestretch of Countdown.  That being the case, let’s talk about something else!

I had a very musical weekend.  Friday night, I saw my friend Jessica play an unplugged set with her band Walking Upright at Waltz, a hip little coffee shop in my neighborhood.  They put on a great show, as always.  They play regularly all over NYC, so check them out if you get a chance.

Saturday night I saw Zac Brown Band at Terminal 5.  It’s a great venue and we were right on the rail about 10 feet from the stage.  They’re touring with 3 other artists and I gained a lot of respect ZBB because they played with their opening acts, really supporting their music.  One of the them was from Tyler, Tx where I lived for a few years.  The show was about 3 1/2 hours and one of the best I’ve seen in a while. 

And on Sunday, I went to Video Games Live at the Beacon Theatre with the one and only Jon Decker.  VGL is kind of like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, only they play music from video games instead of classical music.  Aside from the full orchestra, the show also featured Youtube favorites Martin Leung (I’m pretty sure he’s a robot) and Flute Link

It made for a full weekend, but it was all great.  Music has always been very important to me and seeing it live just blows my mind.  Coming up in the next 2 months is Metallica, Luke Bryan and Cross Canadian Ragweed.  When no one was looking, country artists started playing in NYC!!  Woot!

We now return you to your semi-regular, not quite bi-weekly posting schedule.

– J

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6 Responses to “jTunes”

  1. Ali Says:

    1. jTunes made me giggle.

    2. Yay! The elves are back from vacation!

    3. Did ZBB play the chicken song? I LOVE the chicken song!

    • J Says:

      1. Glad you liked it

      2. They’ve asked for a raise.. We’re in negotiations

      3. Yes, they did play Chicken Fried. They only have one album that I know of, so they did all of them. Best part of the show (for me anyway) was their version of Devil Went Down to Georgia.

      • Ali Says:

        Oops. . . not *that* chicken song. The *other* chicken song from Foundation.

        (Y’know, we could only be having this conversation about a country artist from my particular part of the country. . . Gainesville haunts us all. . .)

        Sic ‘Em on a Chicken–my favorite PETA-incorrect old-school horrribly hilarious song.

  2. TexanNewYorker Says:

    Great title, as usual. 🙂

    So glad country music is gaining a toehold here. Now if we can only get a few venues to give us country DANCING, I may never leave. 🙂

    • J Says:

      Best part about country comin’ to town (get it?) is that since they aren’t very popular yet, they usually play smaller venues so you get cheaper tickets and closer to the stage.

  3. JonDecker Says:

    The VGL concert was, indeed, good. I think it would’ve been better had flutelink been older than, oh, twelve.

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