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Ten on Tuesday

So this week’s Ten on Tuesday is 10 Awesome Bands.  I’m not sure if I can name 10 awesome bands so instead I’m going to write a list of the bands I’ve seen in concert.  Mmm’kay?

1. Rush.  This was my high school boyfriend’s favorite band.  I saw them several times.

2. Ozzy Osbourne.  Yup.  Right at the time that he supposedly bit the head off of a dove.  I still can’t believe my mother let me go.

3. AC/DC.  I went when I was in college.  Turns out, Dale was at the same concert – with his son.  You know he’s a bit older than me, right?

4. Jethro Tull.  Nothing says fun like an electric flute and men in tights.

5. Yes.  Actually, when I saw them they were in the middle of a lawsuit and couldn’t use the name Yes.  They were called Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.

6. Black Sabbath.  I bet this one’s a shocker, too.

7. Billy Joel.  I sat in the 8th row.  It was fantastic.

8. Alan Jackson.  A bit more mellow than most of these other shows, that’s for sure.

9. Jimmy Buffett.  We’ve been twice and we’re going for our 3rd time next month.  Woot!

10. Dale and the Duds.  This is Dale’s band.  I can’t even tell you how many times  I’ve seen them.  And yes, I think they are awesome.

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  1. Wow – you have a bit of a hard rock streak in you! Who knew? I love Jethro Tull, and of course, I’d love to hear Dale and the Duds!

  2. Rush- hilarious. My husband loves them and I swear our house is just a shrine to Geddy, Alex and Neil.

  3. I’ve only been to see two bands on your list – Yes and Billy Joel. I bet Dale and the Duds is the most fun. 🙂

  4. So you get to go hear Jimmy again? woot woot. that is so cool.
    I haven’t heard any of those live, but I have seen some that others might know: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Rait (more than once), Kenny G, oh and there were others, I forget 😉

  5. I haven’t thought about Jethro Tull in years! Thanks for the blast from the past. Think I will load some on my ipod for my walk this morning.

  6. I think I’ve been to two rock concerts in my entire life, Jimmy Cliff and Jethro Tull, the former because I liked him and the latter because the guy I was dating at the time liked them (which tells you how long it’s been). I have to say I am not generally a huge fan of big rock concerts, but I do like hanging out with my friends watching a favorite band perform, so I’d happily go see Dale and the Duds.

  7. Nothing like a live concert to make you feel young! I am a HUGE “Hall and Oates” fan…and can’t get enough of John and Daryl. I’ve seen them about 8 times and plan on seeing them another 88 times before I die!! Now I watch them on “You Tube” when I need a “fix!” Any videos’ on “You Tube” of Dale and the Duds????

  8. Who are you?! Where’s the nice preppy girl we love?

    I’m starting to question the way I see you, Carole. You’re secretly wild, aren’t you?!

  9. First you want to come back in your next life as a horse (that comment over at Norma’s has branded you for life in my mind, missie!), now you tell us you were formed by Ozzie and Angus! Apparently there is a very, VERY outlaw heart beating under that reserved librarian exterior. 😉

  10. I’ve seen (and played in) countless early music and classical concerts and heaps of modern music concerts, lived with a band, etc., and the all-time best modern concert? The Neville Brothers back in the 1980’s in Santa Cruz. Wow.

    I agree with Cookie. You’re definitely altering my opinion of librarians…

  11. Hee, I saw Ozzy Osbourne (During the bat time) also. All I remember is that there was no bat and he either came out of the floor or down from the ceiling sitting on a throne.

  12. Let’s see, memorable performances: Ferrante and Teisher, The Lettermen, Duke Ellington, The Canadian Brass, Peter, Paul & Mary (not a band, but a great show!), Leo Kotke, Leon Redbone, Alvin Batiste Jazz Ensemble (with DD doing the vocals).

  13. i have to see dale and the duds sometime soon. i haven’t seen any on the list but then i’m not much of a concert goer. and if i’ve been to 10 shows in my life, i’d be surprised.

    also, these people who think of you as the mild mannered librarian … hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  14. I listen to a lot of music. These days, Husband and I go to Christian concerts mainly. We have seen Stryper, Oil, Barry McGuire, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Disciple, Todd Agnew. The ones who put on the best shows, by far, are Third Day and newsboys. Rockin’!!! But for pure and true music, no one is better than Randy Stonehill. We saw him at a local church. Six bucks got us in to listen to him play all the songs he wrote. Just him and his guitar for nearly two hours…awesome!

  15. I’ve seen a lot of bands and we didn’t even cross over once! You’ve got a little more heavy metal in you than I do. Though Kiss was my first concert ever at the Cape Cod Coliseum! I wonder if it’s still there?

  16. my husband’s frat had The Buckinghams. (Kind of a Drag was their big one, I think). I love Billy J’s music.

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