Comments on: Monkees Monday http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792915 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:55:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792915 I just saw part of a triple bill at the North Star last month! Before that, it was probably Cowboy Junkies at the Keswick about 9 years ago, unless I count Bubboon and Bubbles at the Philadelphia Zoo on WXPN days. Kids’ changed my music habits. Sigh.

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By: Dr. Crazy http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792788 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:45:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792788 @Indyanna -Chrissie Hynde has a new project that’s actually pretty awesome: J.P, Chrissie, and the Fairground Boys. Their first alblum was released last summer/fall.

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By: JJO http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792772 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:42:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792772 I remember Michael Stipe with hair, and Monkeys reruns on MTV. Ah, high school.

I think my first “concert” was the coked up remains of the Beach Boys either at half time of or immediately following a Washington Diplomats game. Johan Cruyff! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN8zyz9FsdI)

My first show of my own volition was probably the Grateful Dead in 1984. Best shows recently… The presumably not coked-up remains of Ralph Stanley; possibly coked up remains of Graham Parker; and the pre-Zooey Deschanel M. Ward. Oh, and one of the most memorable I’ve been to was Blue Rodeo (Canadian supergroup but relatively unknown in the U.S.) at a really small place in Philly (the North Star Bar, maybe?)

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By: Perpetua http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792770 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:25:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792770 Please take a moment to point and laugh when I tell you that the first concert I ever went to was Amy Grant. My relatives were fundies. One time one such relative bought me a shirt that said “Dare to be square” on it. Boy, did I live that concept in middle school & high school.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792643 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:18:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792643 Huh. I hear more and more diverse live music now than I did in my 20′s. Back then it was all opera and classical, except for one memorable road trip following the Dead Milkmen. Now I only attend the opera when I happen to be in a real opera city and locally we go to folk, bluegrass and so on (Punch Brothers coming up soon). The best non-operatic live show I’ve ever seen was Dolly Parton.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792617 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:17:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792617 The Who, fall 1968, somewhere in Westchester county. It was a present for my (older) sister’s 16th birthday, and my father took me as his guest. I think my sister was cross, because I got to go and it wasn’t my birthday (and it wasn’t particularly my scene). Bonnie Raitt in college, and Holly Near in grad school. Never much of a rock/pop concert person…

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792601 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 04:29:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792601 Oh–forgot. Bob Mould at a free Earth Day show in Cincinnati in 2000, I think, and Lucinda Williams also in Cincinnati (not free, at a bar) around the same time.

(Since I’ve moved to Colorado–no live music for me!)

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792600 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 04:28:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792600 It’s so interesting–there’s more variety in musical taste than in generational diversity in this thread. I’m guessing that most of you all are in your 40s and 50s. Perhaps the youngsters who have never seen the Monkees and/or Michael Stipe with hair aren’t yet moved by nostalgia for their youths?

Now that I think of it, my last memorable musical day/night out was the free show Green Day put on back in the summer of 1994 in Boston in the Hatch Shell, when they had to pull the plug because the local authorities were afraid it was going to be another Who in Cincinnati situation. (Plus it had been raining all day and was so muddy that they were afraid of electrocuting all of us.) I was with a bunch of other people in their mid- to late 20s and we all felt like the scene was already too young for us.

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By: Bardiac http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792588 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 04:09:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792588 The Carpenters, at a theater in the round thing, with a friend whose parents took us.

The first one I did on my own was Elton John, c. 1980 or so.

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/22/monkees-monday/comment-page-1/#comment-792571 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 02:54:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14249#comment-792571 The first concert I remember going to, I may have been 11 or so, was Yehudi Menuhin playing violin. My mom took me. So, did I just broaden the bandwidth into UV dorkness, or what?

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