Last night I went to a benefit show at Uncle Pleasant’s. OK I actually just saw the first band, Of Asaph (who are buddies of mine and do some very interesting stuff) and a bit of the second band (which, frankly, was too much). The show was to benefit the Aaron Marrs Memorial Fund, and turnout was really good.
I couldn’t help but mention, though, that I have never seen a bar where the two televisions were tuned to, respectively, the SciFi Channel and Animal Planet. That just looked so funny because it was full of a rock crowd and is not exactly located in a frou-frou part of town. I think they wound up changing to ESPN. No reason to mention this other than the fact that I just thought it was funny.
Apparently the Congressional Prayer Breakfast took place yesterday. Here is an interesting description of it, if you’re curious.
If you hadn’t heard, the Super Bowl is this weekend. I have been able to avoid ESPN and other news outlets this week so I have not been inundated with the overblown hype machine that works overtime for two solid weeks. Granted, I don’t give a rip about the teams playing, but even if one of my teams had made it I would still say it is way too much. It is one football game! I don’t know if I’ll wind up watching it, though there’s always the unexplainable draw of the commercials. But I have decided that I ought to perfer one team to win, so I’ll cast my lot with the New England Patriots. Why? Well, for starters, do remember that I see this as the least objectionable champion rather than something to be excited about for me. But I hate the thought of Terrell Owens winning a Super Bowl. The Patriots at least seem to have a certain classiness about them – don’t see a lot of braggadocia and chest thumping, just a solid team doing their thing.
Lots of reading to do, so I’m checking out.