Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Find the connection

What do Mrs. Brown, an English monarch, milk (or lack thereof), a tailor, Suzie Q and Mary-Ann all have in common?

Any idea?

Still nothing?

Not yet?

Come on, the oldsters among you have a better chance with this one. Think hard, you can get it.

Well, first we heard this and this, and then later this and this (but with them), and then saw this who did this, but we never did hear this*.

For those of you whose musical tastes are not older than dirt and who are now completely bewildered, I went tonight to go see Herman's Hermits and The Animals in concert, and they ROCKED! I hadn't seen Herman's Hermits since 1987 (and that was a reunion tour back then!) and had never seen the Animals. They were only playing ONE date in Israel in a city quite far away but I managed to find a few friends to go with and off we went to spend the night cheering, singing along, and hooting like schoolkids. It was a fabulous trip down memory lane to the days of my misspent youth.

And now, since it's 2:39 in the morning, I'm off to bed. I'm not nearly as young as I was the last time I saw these guys and morning is going to come much too soon.

*I suspect it was being saved for a final group encore but since it was already 1am and we had an hour+ drive home the woman driving decided to leave during the final set. What idiots put the weakest band (The Marmalade) on last anyway? At least that way we didn't feel like we missed anything (other than the encore and this fab song) by leaving a few minutes early.


Janet said...

Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter :-)

Robert said...

What a fun read. And listen. Glad you had a good time. I know what you mean about feeling older at concerts. I remember one a few years ago and everyone kept standing up and clapping. My wife and I kept getting annoyed wishing everyone would just sit down! Yet we keep going to concerts. We're going to see James Taylor next month. Can't wait!

Robin said...

I'd LOVE to see James Taylor!

Shermanim said...

How fun! We thought about getting tickets but it wasn't in the budget this month. I'm jealous. :-) Did you happen to check out the kids' park while you were there?

Anonymous said...

hurray for concerts!! glad you had a good (and exhausting) time--those are the best kind!

Robin said...

We passed by it on the way to the amphi, it looked really nice. Do you have to pay admission to the park when there's no concert?

Genny said...

How fun. And you're good...posting at 2 in the morning! :)

Thanks for your sweet comment.

rebecca said...

oh, how i loved Herman's Hermits growing up...used to sing their catchy little tunes all the time..

i'm henery the 8th i am, henery the 8th i am, i am, i got married to the widow next door, she's been married seven times before....OH DARN IT! now i'm not going to be able to get this little ditty out of my mind and i'll be singing to this until something else occupies this very vast empty brain :)

good for you! i hope you had a great time!

rebecca said...

and every one was a henery
she wouldn't have a willie or a sam...


**ok, i'm humming now**

Shermanim said...

No admission as far as I know. My in-laws said they were going to charge, but I haven't seen them charge to get in as of yet.