no, i am not the storyteller. well, not the storyteller i'm speaking of in the title of this post. the two i am speaking of are in a league of their own. read on...
this last week i was fortunate enough to attend not one but two AMAZING shows. first up was arlo guthrie at a small intimate theater in irvine. he is touring in celebration of his father, woody guthrie's 100th birthday and boy was it awesome! he is an incredible storyteller and so worth seeing live. jessica and i knew that he is well known for staying and chatting with fans after shows, so she came equipped with her Alice's Restaurant album (i stupidly forgot mine at home :/ ) and we were determined to get an autograph. we walked up to the cd/tshirt table and asked the ladies if he would be coming out and they said no. i had seen the tour bus when we walked in so i told jessica we should go stand outside it and wait. we did, and totally felt like groupies, and guess what? we got our autographs! it was such a rad night!
next up was nick cave and the bad seeds in san diego on tuesday with ruben and our friend shawn. anything i write will fall short. it was SO DAMN GOOD! maybe the best concert i've ever been to. definitely in the top three. we had seen him in '08 at the hollywood bowl and i'm sad to say that i was disappointed BUT this show...this show was everything i'd hoped that '08 show had been. mind blowing. that's all i can say.
i also saw nicky and she says hi :D we had fun watching her christmas tree burn in the fire pit. it's a tradition.
did you do anything fun over the past week? any exciting plans for the weekend? do tell!