My first time at the Wachovia Center. I use to see most of the concerts I went to at the Spectrum or the Mann Music Center. This was sold out and they have another concert here again on the 22nd of June.
My friend Lorin gifted me with a ticket to see James Taylor and Carole King in their Troubador Reunion tour and we went last night! It’s always great to see James again (5th time since 1979!), but seeing Carole was such an added bonus! She has such a powerful voice. She sounds like she did back in the 1970s. James had his friends and former band members Danny Kortchmar, Leland Skyar and Russ Kunkel performing too. I know Leland, the dude with the long beard in the back here is a serious tchotchkes collector-I like him even more.
There’s always a bit of a downer, we got stuck in traffic for 1.5 hours near the center, but in total I think we were in our vehicles (we met at a certain spot) for almost 4 hours coming and going. We missed the first 5 or so minutes of the concert, but they had started later or we would have missed more.
I thank Lorin from the bottom of my heart for the ticket, the ride, the t-shirt, but mostly her thoughtfulness. Thanks to her hubby who waited for us in the parking lot!
The first photo was taken by my with my PowerShot and the photo of Lorin and me was taken with her iPhone
Another bummer-my 14 yr old van needs a pricey transmission repair and we can’t see putting a ton of money into it. We will have to start looking for a smaller, get around vehicle. I’ve had it for 11 yrs and it only gave us yet another transmission issue when we first bought it. It did have it’s shares of weird noises and the a/c leaking, but I liked driving it for the most part. Wish us luck!
…now that my eyes are undilated! It took a good 5+ hours for my ‘cat in the dark’ pupils to go back to normal. But I am happy to report that the new eye doctor didn’t think I needed new specs. She even had the stylus right at that office to measure the thickness of my corneas again. If you recall I had to go to another office for that with the specialist doc. The corneas are still thick which makes the pressure in my eyes seems higher than it is. The doctor was probably a bit younger than me, but I enjoyed chatting with her. I asked her about my mom and she says mom’s left eye will probably ‘take over’ for the right, but of course with driving, there is going to be something missing.
Brian and I went out to dinner tonight to Apple*bees. It was good, not as good as a few weeks ago and rather noisy. I just needed a break. All the lights on the way there were like stars from the dilation. Ugh. Have a little eyestrain right now.
Tomorrow Sean takes the test for the census job. He could probably work something out between doing that and working at Wally*World since it’s only PT.
I saw an article in Woman’s*World about making extra money and I followed a link to Cha*Cha.com to be like a human search engine. People call or text in a question (or comment) and I’d be like the middle woman and screen the questions to see if they can be answered or passed on to the specialist (they have a previously asked questions data base and a section for jokes,etc). I viewed the training videos and took some quizzes (call me ‘Ms. 80%’). I just need to take the readiness test. You get one shot and that’s it. I didn’t feel like doing it last night (info overload) or today. I’d like to review some of the videos again since I was asking myself questions in my head and couldn’t figure out what to do-not good. It’s one of those places where you have to just use the site and get comfortable with it. The pay doesn’t look that great, but it does looks like it would be fun to see what kind of questions people ask. Of course they want to know crude things and they say you have to be discreet about what is moral and all. There are a few other places I will look at too. I needed a change, this may be it.
And how could I forget this awesome news-my friend Lorin is treating me to a ticket to see James Taylor and Carole King in June! She asked if I wanted to go! Of course yours truly fretted about it as Lorin can’t drive at night and I’ve never driven to the Wachovia*Center outside of Philly. Also, Lorin lives a distance from me. I wrote her a note of concern and she said her son would drive us! Woo! I said I could be waiting like 20 minutes from the center (that’s about how far a certain mall is). We’ll work it out. This will be the 5th time I will see JT (1979, 1982, 1997 and 2006). We are planning on making t-shirts (well she is as she’s an artist) and trying our darnedest to meet him! : ) What a treat it will be.
James Taylor sings during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2008, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.
Besides my favorite singer James Taylor entertaining me 4 times over the last 30 yrs, I find it entertaining to take photos off our fairly new HD-tv. I then make collages, etc. if I have enough like I had here. My next tv photo session may be to look at old videos and freeze frame them to take photos. I had tried that on the old tv-like looked awful.
Happy Lammas Day! It’s the first day of harvest! It was traditional to bake a loaf of bread and have it consecrated at church, thus ‘loaf mass’-Lammas! Thanks Farmer’s Almanac!
I’ve been a fan of James Taylor for over 35 years. I saw that he was going to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show today, so I took out my camera and snapped some photos of my favorite singer. I have other shots in my flickr set, many turned out well. I’ve seen him 4 times in concert, so I think this is worthy of a Show & Tell. I got ‘this close’ to meeting his daughter Sally, but she had to leave right when I got near her (she’s a singer/songwriter/guitar player too.)
Yes, I do have all the records except the very latest one-the second ‘Covers’.
I get an email from JT every month and there were a few videos (and here too) attached of him making a mouse trap, playing with a mouse he caught (he named it Evander because it had a hole in it’s ear like the boxer) and then they showed him with his cat Ray! Wow, I didn’t know! Another short video was of Ray climbing up a cat walk to the second floor. These are cute as they show JT as like the grandfatherly type next door (he is a grandfather) and not the singing legend-except for what looks like a BMW in the garage. : )