Tuesday, October 18, 2005

What a drag it is getting old

Geezers still rocking the house!

For the biggest live acts, Bongiovanni says, a reputation for showmanship is the key selling point. "Neil Diamond's fans aren't coming to see him just because he may have a record coming out. They know that the guy's been around a long time, and he's always going to put on a good show. It's the same with Springsteen. Just because you've seen him before doesn't mean you don't want to see him again."

First off, I'm not sure how The Boss would feel about being lumped with Neil Diamond. Second, isn't there something a little sad about being content to relive past revelations all your life? Sure, seeing someone you saw years ago when you were young might be fun, but what if (as I suspect) the majority of those going to see Springsteen (or Diamond, for that matter) don't go out again to another concert until the next time Bruce or Neil come to the closest mega-Arena.

Maybe I'm just spoiled, and it's been at least a year since I've seen anyone perform, so I'm not one to talk. But it strikes me that there's a lot of talent out there getting oxygen deprived by acts that haven't had an original moment in 30 years.

Note to self: After the wedding, get back in the habbit of going out at least twice a month to hear some live music. Living in New York and not taking advantage of the music scene is, I think, somewhat retarded.


Anonymous Your future wife said...

The wedding had nothing to do with it. If your ass was in NYC more often, and not gallavanting roud the world, then you would be able to do more.

8:28 PM  

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