Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday Feast....and some old guys we saw last night!

So....I leave the computer alone for one day....ONE DAY....and what do I come back to find....Holy Moly Myrtle...I found 67 new posts in my's overflowing!!! Don't you people ever take a break?!?!?! Just kidding....not about the tons of reading I have to do tonight, but...the taking a rest part!!! :-D

Since I have so much reading to do tonight...and there are only so many hours that I can devote to this...I'm going to do the Friday's quick, it's easy...and well, it's quick.
Here goes:

When someone smiles at you, do you smile back?

Du-uh....I smile back. Hell...I was probably already smiling !!!

Describe the flooring in your home. Do you have carpet, hardwood, vinyl, a mix?
We have 6 rooms in our house....3 are hard wood...but not the expensive kind...and 3 rooms are tatami...the woven mat flooring we have in Japan.

Write a sentence with only 5 words, but all of the words have to start with the first letter of your first name.

Delovely Debbie Derives Delight Dancing.

Main Course
Do you know anyone whose life has been touched by adoption?
I know quite a few people....those who have been adopted, those who have adopted...and those wanting to adopt. What a great way to share the love, huh?

Name 2 blue things.

1. The sweatshirt I am wearing right's a GAP one...with a hood.
2. The batik that is hanging on the wall right in front of me, behind my comptuer...with some really cool fish. My friend Rachel picked it up for me on her trip to Bali a very long time ago!!!

Yesterday....the K-man and I went on the Express Train, about 1 hour and 45 minutes to Fukuoka (don't hurt yourselves trying to pronounce that..../foo-koo-oh-ka/) to a concert.
(Ergo, why I didn't blog or do anything on the computer yesterday!!!)

The K-man is a musician. Since he was about 15 years old, he has been a member of various bands. Though he is too busy now, he still has his "music room" where he plays guitar (think "guitar karaoke"!) on any one of the 8 that he has....sometimes he plays the ukulele, or keyboard...he even has a very small steel drum he got from "Santa" one year.

His first love is the Beatles...especially, George Harrison (Go on...ask me what Koji's middle name is....go's Harrison!!! :-D ). After the Fab Four....pick any "progressive rock" band of the '70's (think Pink Floyd, Yes, Emerson/Lake and Palmer.....) and he will be able to tell you, not only members' names, but....particular instruments they played on certain albums, where they went after the band broke name it...he can probably tell you about it. It's actually kind of freaky how he can do that!!!

Through the years, we have been to many a concert....the Eagles (2x), Eric Clapton (2x), Sting, Cyndi Lauper, Art Garfunkle, Neil Young, Crosby/Stills/Nash (2x), Queen (w/Bad Company lead singer Paul Rogers), Phil Collins...just to name a few. rock is still his favorite.
So.....when the group ASIA came to Japan for their new tour (Debbie: "They're still playing??")....of course, we got tickets!!!

Remember them?!?!? I barely did....but when they started playing, honey....I was clapping and singing...which always just thrills my husband to death...haHAhaHAhaHA!!! One of the highlights was when, as they were doing songs each member did from other bands, they did "Video Killed the Radio Star".....yes....we stood for that one!!! that was a "highlight" for the 45-year-old group...the 50-and-older were rocking to "Roundabout"!!!

In Japanese, they have a word natsukashii....which translates to "nostalgic". I have always told students that I wasn't old enough to feel nostalgic...I was more like "Oh...I remember that song!". No more, my friends, no more....last night was a total nostalgic night!!!

Some observations:
*In the 2,000 plus member audience...I was the only foreigner.
*In that 2,000 plus member audience...there was only a handful of women. Seriously...this was the first concert I have ever been to where the line to the Men's' toilet was longer than that of the Women's'!!!
*Average age of the audience....maybe about 48-50...maybe.
*In the audience, there were men that came straight from work, long-haired rocker dudes (old, older and young alike), young guys who probably listened with their dads, and regular guys like the K-man.
*When it comes to 'progressive rock'.....I really don't understand the meaning of the words...I have been told the songs are like "volcanoes erupting, full of emotion and angst". OkaaaAAAaayy. I still don't really understand the meaning...oh's usually got a good beat and I can dance to it!!

It's time to get the kitchen cleaned up from supper....and then I can do some reading...Heidi, my love, you are first on my list...I have neglected you...I'm so sorry!!!
Have a good Friday, all.....
...........and I will leave you with......this...from the concert last year, but still pretty much the same.....does this song bring back any memories?!?!?!
(*If you can't get the video...go to: )


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I didn't even remember that song until you said it; I think I could sing (I use the term loosely) the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

Your concert sounds like fun. Next Friday we're going to see Metallica! I feel a little too old for this, but oh well.

just jamie said...

Fun Friday Feast to read. And I know what you mean about Google Reader exploding. I always have at least 50 to catch up on... but it's such a treat.

katydidnot said...

your floors sound lovely, but how does one clean woven mats? sweep? vaccuum? sadly, i actually want to know.

Grandy said...

Where do you get those Friday Feast questions? I always enjoy reading your answers. I bet you're the one that got that person smiling in the first place. :)

Claudia said...

Alright, I confess, 65 of the posts were mine. ;)

Karen MEG said...

OMG, Debbie, you make me LAUGH... when I read ASIA I actually did say, are they still around??? I remember buying that album years ago. Weren't they the super group way back when?? And here the are still LOL!!!

Does your hubby like Rush?? I don't think they are always classified as prog rock, but sometimes. We went to see them and there was NOOOOOO lineup at the ladies' at all! Just mostly middle aged white men playing air guitar in the stands, and a very small minority of women, and even fewer (maybe 2?) Asian women, one of which was me!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you !!!

stephanie said...

The concert experience sounds terrific - I do remember loving ASIA whenever I heard them, but they were one of those bands that you couldn't name a song out of context. Weird.

Friday Feast is fun - do you make it up each week? Because I know you have tons of spare time...hehe.

Family Adventure said...

Sign me up next time there's a progressive rock concert in Japan. Any gathering where the men's bathroom line is longer than the women's is at the TOP of my wish list.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend. And Happy (American) Mother's Day to you :)