Thursday, April 07, 2011

A Cambridge Kind of Evening

Sometimes I remember exactly why I love living here so much.

First, I went to a reading at Harvard Bookstore. Marc Freedman was discussing his newest book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Mid-Life. I don't think (or at least I don't think I'm old enough to be in) the target audience for a book about moving through the middle stage of life, but YG had actually been interviewed for this book, so we both wanted to attend the reading. Unfortunately, he is traveling, and even more unfortunately, the babysitter I hired for tonight was a little late. By the time I arrived, the place was packed and I assumed I wouldn't get to meet the guy. I decided to just buy the book and leave, but by some random twist of fate, I ended up in the right place to be first in line to get books signed. I told the author who I was, and he told me how great YG was. He is great. Hopefully, I am great by association.

Then it was off to see Coyote Grace and Girlyman at Passim again. SKB bought the tickets, and there was an extra one, so my old work buddy, DS, was able to come. Both bands were brilliant and lovely and played the most awesome cover of 'Stayin Alive' I have ever heard. I found this video from 'Somewhere Different Now' at Passim from a few years ago.

Now I've just been reeling, staring up at my ceiling
Wishing someone would reach out, come and bust up my hideout
I'm not quite lost, not quite found
Just somewhere different now

Sort of a perfect description for my recent malaise.

Sort of a perfect night.


David said...
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David said...

"old"? ;) Is it the new bifocals? Or the fact that the CAPTCHA challenge-response word in front of me right now is "aging"?