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Marian Call - Phil's Rambling Rants
June 2nd, 2010
02:07 pm

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Marian Call
The post-con effect was rapidly returning me to my pre-con mental state yesterday.  I didn't really feel like going out, but I decided that I should go to the concert just for the sake of not staying home and wallowing.  So I hopped in the car and took off.  The Lazy Daze Coffeehouse was right there where Google said it was.  Really small.  The show was set up outdoors -- fortunately, we were between thunderstorms for the evening -- and even the outdoor area was packed with 20ish attendees.  In lieu of admission to the show, I bought a yummy muffin/cookie thingy and a milkshake at coffeehouse prices, and put a donation in the tip jar.

I hadn't heard a note of Marian's music before the show, because I live on the wrong side of the digital divide in a rural area where I can only get dialup, so all my software is way out of date and music sites just tell me to upgrade my browser.  Her first few songs didn't grab me very hard -- she sounded good, but I wasn't making any emotional connection with the music.  By the end of the show, I was starting to get into her more; if I get some more exposure to her music, I might turn into a fan.  I was really impressed that she was playing with a stunt guitarist (I caught that his first name was Bryan, but his last name didn't stick) that she says she's only been working with for a few days, but he was playing really impressively, at least to me, and they sounded really tight.

I got to spend a few minutes chatting with the awesome tollers and said hi to harperjen as well.  Maddy seemed like she was almost ready to be friendly with me, and I was almost ready to be friendly with her, but I have almost no experience with little kids and I'm so terrified that they'll break if I touch them that I just go catatonic when they're near me.

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