6.24.2006

Great followed by great.

What a good day. Gave a really good art lesson today… not as much as my teaching was out of this world, but rather a good lesson, good learner, good synthesis. Just good. Followed by a great night out. Got to extend my birthday out a month and had the pleasure of eating dinner with “homefolk” (a term penned by Sadie and Bessie – You must read “Having Our Say” by these two centarian sisters) and seeing “Cars” - what a surprise, loved it - lumbered over to Borders following the movie… was gifted the book I made mention of a few posts back – In the Belly of the Green Bird. Great. Just super enjoyable.

Got a call later this afternoon from a friend saying “Michael Buble’s band will be just gigging down at Hunter’s tonight. Matt (said friend’s husband, our media director and about the best gig/session pianists I’ve ever heard) will be sitting in with them.” So, went down around 11… what a great night. Michael Buble is in town tomorrow night and his musicians got here today, looked around for some places to jam I guess, Matt was called and then the angels sang because it was some of the best live music I’ve heard.

The Quad cities has a really good open-mic/live music thing going for it. I will frequent some places that I know have some good stuff from time to time, but tonight was just really good professional musicians doing their thing and just jamming everything from funk to fusion. I love watching music happen and take place and be given the space to be made in front of you. To watch the give and take, especially in jazz, where people get their moment to create music with these other people that are going to same direction, but have no idea, along with you, what will sound next. This is such an interesting thing to observe and be a witness to… this genuine moment where humanity says to each other “I don’t need to be in control right now because this is your moment and I want you to have it” – funny how music can help create a safe space to be vulnerable. It’s interesting to me.

Anyway, great followed by great. What a good night. I will be tapping my toes in my dreams.

7 comments:

Dan & Angie said...

Sounds like a super night Jenn! Would have loved to have seen Michael Buble's band ...

Next time you visit, we'll have to make it a priority to visit Rossi's Blue Star Room (great Jazz club in downtown Minneapolis) - have a feeling you'd love it!

greggoryjames said...

didn't mean to sound so sarcastic last night jenn...i'm glad you had a great day...

Otte said...

mmmmm....good music.

Holly said...

Michael Buble's band is OUT OF THIS WORLD. There is just no way you can argue with that. They're here Tues. night and I would've given my left arm to go.. funny that's about how much it cost! The open mic thing is HUGE here in GR, too. Jason and some Greenhouse friends were trying to bribe me into performing at one here. Hmm... we'll see. Jason ran into Kevin what's his face from DC Talk a couple of weeks ago at an open mic here. Pretty interesting, stuff, let me tell ya!

TheGaffords said...

I LOVE Michael Buble! I could listen to him all the time. I'm with Holly, though, he was in Detroit a while back and tickets were WAY too expensive for my budget! Glad you had a fun night!

theReynoldsFam said...

thanks for introducing me...i have so much to learn about music and enjoying it...although to have my toes tapping in my dreams, i'm not sure i would like. i love your passion.
-juli (obviously)

Jesse said...

I saw Michael Buble last Saturday night. One of the best shows I think I've ever been to.