Saturday, April 15, 2006

As Good As I Once Was

Tonight was the David Lee Kaiser CD release party at Antone's. He was referred to more than once tonight as *country that rocks* and that is an apt description. I left early, what with the big annual pre-Easter crawfish boil tomorrow and everything, so I'm sure I missed a lot of the rocking but I do love that boy.

When I go to a club to watch live music, I have this obsession with (1) having a chair and (2) having the best possible seat in the house in the most advantageous geometric configuration speaker-wise and view-wise I can possibly get. Therefore, I am the designated scouting party. I am the person who gets to the club as soon as the doors open and holds chairs for all of my lovely friends and family.

Some folks might see this as worthy of praise while others might think I'm goofy for sitting somewhere an hour or two before the event of the evening starts. However, no praise is needed (though I do love the *thank yous*) nor am I goofy. The trick is in the fact that I am easily entertained. For example, while I waited for my friend to arrive this evening, these are the things I contemplated:
  1. There are exactly three good places to sit in Antone's for a perfect sound/visual configuration. Two were taken so I chose the rail. This was an excellent choice, by the way. You can really kick back and put your feet up on the rail.
  2. It was nice of the stage designers to include handrails for the drunk musicians to enter and exit the stage.
  3. Why the fuck can't someone come up with a way to eliminate all the stupid posts that obstruct the view for so many of the seats in Antone's?
  4. The best lyric I've heard in a long time: I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

6 comments:

Donna said...

If we were in the same town, I'd be arriving early with you -- I HATE having to scramble for a lousy seat, or even worse, being forced to stand in the back.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Best lyric I've heard in even longer than that....

Deek Deekster said...

Know what you mean about the sweet spot in a gig. I have been known to stay rooted like King Canute. The tide of unwashed humanity surging forward shall not rob me of my gigging pleasure....

Neal said...

I had to think about those lyrics for awhile, but I got it. Must be late...

Clay said...

You know, I don't think I ever had a time when we where to meet you at a concert and you didn't save us a seat. You are talking alot of hours of just sitting there and waiting....and drinking. So from the very bottom of my heart, thank you and thank God for you. Claybob

Laurie said...

Donna - Yes! We could sit together and drink and visit and talk about people's outfits.

Old Horsetail - I loved it!

Deek - Here's a toast to proper gigging! *clink*

Neal - It's a tricky one.

Clay - From the bottom of my heart, thanks for being there!