Sunday, October 31, 2010

Robots need love too.

Hey ya kids! Right now I'm blogging from my favourite coffee shop with wifi in Stratford. My favourite coffee shop in town has no wifi, so that's why I'm not there, and I'm drinking a slightly less yummy chai latte, but the internet is my ultimate mistress, so that's why I'm here and not there.

Anyway, happy Halloween! I'm actually gonna be handing out candy with my dad tonight, which is something I haven't done in years and years so that should be mildly amusing... I guess.

Friday at school was amusing. I dressed up as a surgeon and didn't really teach much. It's hard to do so in a costume, eh? You lose your gravitas. I gave my last period class a quiz, but then double candy, so I made up for the one period in which I was a Halloween grinch.

Thursday was Dan Mangan at Trinity-St. Paul's. I've been to a couple of concerts at this church before; it's a great venue because you can see well no matter where you sit and everything sounds great. Anyway, I expected to like seeing Dan live, but I didn't expect that he would exceed my expectations quite so much. His band was great, and at some points there were many musicians on stage: I'm talking horns, strings, keyboards, everything. He opened with "Sold", played my favourite "Road Regrets" and "Tina's Glorious Comeback" (the lyrics of which describe my life right now... and no, that's not because I'm planning to re-enter pop music a la Tina Turner). However, my favourite moment was the sing-a-long during "Robots" at the end of the set. Dan was standing on pews getting everyone in the church to sing, and it was amazing. There's something about an entire crowd singalong that makes you feel just so connected to the artist and everyone in the building. I love those moments.

Here's the video of the song Robots. The video is a bit on the cheesy side, but the song is so fun. Fast forward to 2:45 for the optimal sing-along part. It will make you feel better about whatever is troubling you.

A big thanks to my friend @mattinwpg to giving me Dan's discography (along with a creepy Santa card) for Christmas last year!

I finally saw "Evita" at the Stratford Festival last night thanks to their kind social media co-ordinator. It was a great performance. I'm so glad that I didn't miss out on it after my timing mistake. I love the story of Evita: I actually used to read books about her when I was younger, and had forgotten the story. It's an interesting look at an icon. The production itself was amazing. Shows in my hometown never let me down.

Anyway, I'd better pack my computer up. I have to be home for supper soon. Isn't it so fun how when you stay with your parents you end up regressing to being a kid. I went out for the afternoon to visit my friend Teresa, then nerd out at a coffee shop, and now it's supper so I must go.

Don't eat too much candy tonight!


Miss Ash said...

You and Rawbean always introduce me to new music and artists so thanks, I'm digging that song!

Too late i've already eaten FAR too much canday, my tummy hurts!

Yay for Evita, I'm glad you enjoyed the performance! I wonder how long it is playing for.....

The Grunt said...

Good song! I miss trick or treating. Handing out candy just doesn't cut it.

galapogos said...

I've heard that song a lot on the radio here, it's very cute.

I hope you didn't eat too much candy!

yrautca said...

Interesting post with words like 'gravitas' and 'supper'. Warm.