Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bonnie Raitt and other stuff

Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie

On May 4th I had the great pleasure of hearing Bonnie Raitt in concert for the second time. She is my favorite performer and I listen to her every day. She is both an incredible guitarist and singer, and her songs reflect a wide range of styles and moods.

The first time was in St. Louis. Not only was the concert fabulous, but I was able to dine at Riddle's Penultimate Cafe and Wine Bar, just a few blocks away. It's decor can only be described as early bowling alley. I don't think any of the furniture matches. However, the cuisine is what I would describe as contemporary American, and it's excellent.

This time was in Peoria, a town in which I don't know the restaurant scene, so nothing to report in that vein. Again, the concert was wonderful. Whenever the first few bars of "I can't make you love me" are played, the crowd goes wild. What a great ballad.

I've planted my veggies (tomatoes,peppers, chives,basil) and will also have to mow the grass for the eighth time. It's looking the best I can ever remember, thick and bright green.

Just starting to flog the golfing pill around, so I'll have many lies to tell about that sport. My buddies are playing today, but the course they selected is for masochists, if not suicidal types, so I declined the opportunity.

I'll be writing about my varied musical interests soon (4000 in itunes) , so be ready and "Rock Steady (duet by Bonnie with Brian Adams from Road Tested).


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hi, I'm kenabeck, and new to blogging, so be patient. My interests are music (I'm listening to Angela Hewitt playing Rameau at the moment), food, travel, sports, and the social sciences. My lilac is just about ready to bloom, which will provide some wonderful color and fragrance. Here in the midwest we have had a gloomly winter, so a fresh day like today is very invigorating. I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes and golf lies with you in the near future.