concert in the park

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:52 pm
[personal profile] kevins_concerts
I went down to Veteran's Park to see Copper Box. They play all over eastern Wisconsin. Festivals and such. They're a lot of fun. A guy plays keyboards, accordion, sousaphone, trumpet and sings. A girl plays guitar, tenor and baritone saxes, flute and sings. A guy plays bass and occasional ukulele and guitar. A guy plays drums. They play... rock, zydeco, polka, swing... ish. They did a sax and sousaphone version of Aerosmith's "Last Child." And a polka version of "Comfortably Numb."

Best band ever? No. A good way to spend an evening? Definitely.

Fic: Shining Armour (Yuri!!! on Ice)

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:04 pm
el_staplador: Yuri Plisetsky from 'Yuri!!! on Ice' sticking his tongue out; caption 'makes me wanna barf' (yuri on ice)
[personal profile] el_staplador
I posted a fic. It's not at all the sort of thing I usually write...

Shining Armour (1900 words) by El Staplador
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Michele Crispino/Emil Nekola, Michele Crispino & Sara Crispino
Characters: Michele Crispino, Emil Nekola, Sara Crispino, Yuri!!! on Ice Ensemble, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - toyshop, Fluff and Angst, Angst with a Happy Ending, Experimental Style

They came out of the factory on the same day. They were packed in the same box, sent to the same shop, displayed on the same shelf. But now somebody's bought the lady and left the knight behind. Nobody understands what a disaster this is, except maybe the robot on the shelf above...

I have also managed to post my assignment for Rare Ships!!! on Ice, a whole day before the deadline. This, by contrast, has my grubby fingerprints all over it. (At least, I think it does. I shall be interested to see if anyone guesses.)

The Who tribute band

Jul. 8th, 2017 08:21 pm
[personal profile] kevins_concerts
We had free tickets to Summerfest, so we went. Saturday afternoon. They had these School of Rock kids playing all over the place early in the afternoon. Most of them weren't very good. I was reminded that while you can get really good at playing the guitar, having a good voice is not something you can learn.

So we sat through Substitute, a Who tribute band. They were OK, as far as tribute bands go. The music was great, but that's because The Who is great. The lead singer had a voice that was kind of in the same ballpark as Roger Daltrey, but he didn't have the range. And Daltrey isn't someone I'd say has a lot of range. The guitarist sang Pete's songs, and he did OK there. They didn't have a keyboardist onstage, so all of the keys, synth and violins were prerecorded. And the horns were nonexistent. The sound could have been mixed better. Other than that, it was great!

After that, we walked the park again, and left.

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