I began writing yet another sexy-ish post today and stopped myself because readers might begin to suspect my integrity, but I'm beginning to think that the name of this blog should be changed to The Insatiable Mrs. Brown!
I knew that hubs and I were chafing at the time wasted on pelvic rest, but geez we're acting like a couple of lustful teenagers. Looks like we'll have to start stocking up on the Vitamin E. (wink!)
So enough of my sexy shenanigans because I'm guessing that there are only two people on this planet who give a rip about our sex life. Instead, I want to bitch about music - concerts, to be specific.
Ages ago it was discovered that both my husband and I like Eric Clapton, but it's interesting that neither of us have ever attended one of his concerts. We decided that we'd totally go the next time he plays in our area. All my recent musical exploration revealed that he's playing in our area in a month from now. I nearly peed myself at the awesome timing of finding out before the concert!
I checked out the ticket prices and, uh, I can swallow some pretty high prices, but don't think I can take $123 for a nosebleed seat. You read that right. It would cost $246 just for two seats! Perhaps I'm old-fashioned or just cheap, but $246 seems like a lot of money for the privilege of listening to a musician for around ninety-minutes. I hope a kiss is included in the price of admission because I already feel f*cked.
I shook my tiny fist of impotent rage at the computer and kvetched about it on Facebook. My brother-in-law had a very interesting comment that I agree with wholeheartedly. His feelings are that these exorbitant ticket prices serve to keep kids out of shows and only allows your more well-heeled or mature audience to attend. He's right.
Then he added that wasn't what rock & roll is about. And it really isn't. Rock is for the youth, but even at $8+ minimum wage, the young kids today would likely find it tough to pony up $123 per ticket. Want to help expose some young people to this fantastic music? Try lowering the ticket prices! I understand that they'll only charge what audiences are willing to pay, but DAMN!
What music would be played at a Clapton concert? A lot of hits that were recorded well over 20-years ago. Songs that were written for the enjoyment of young people. . .young people who grew up to be the only people who would probably be willing to spend $123 for a Clapton concert ticket. I don't want to spend that kind of money and I don't want to miss the show either. Crap!
Anyway, I came across this fun clip today. . .how many of you remember listening to vinyl??? I still have a fairly respectable record collection. All of the albums from The Eagles (still have an ancient The Long Run T-shirt somewhere), Zeppelin IV, and many others that I can't think of off the top of my head. Those were just my favorites. Yeah, I told you all that I was born twenty-years too late.
In closing, rock out with your cock out. Oh, sh*t! I had to go back to sex, huh?