November 10, 2003

Two Concerts

It's been a week of concerts here in San Jose, which is unusual because normally people don't make a stop here and we have to go to San Francisco or Santa Cruz to catch them.

Last Tuesday we saw Simon and Garfunkel. They were awesome! I had been worried because they sang "America" (my favorite song) on the David Letterman show and they sounded horrible. Like two guys who just happened to be singing at the same time, but not necessarily the same song. They opened the concert with another disharmonic (is that a word? It is now) tune, "Old Friends" and I thought oh no, we're in for a night of this, but after that they were flawless. The harmony was tight and the concert was very enjoyable. Poor Art, he suffered from a bad case of "I have nothing in my hands." Give the guy a guitar and teach him a few chords to give him something to do already! Their choice of songs was great. Well, there were a couple of stinkers (like "At the Zoo"), and a couple of Paul Simon-only songs (like "Slip-Slidin' Away"), but they played my favorites, even the one not on the greatest hits album ("Leaves that are Green").

Tonight we went to a very small concert in a local cafe to see Peter Mulvey. This concert was also very good. The small venue and crowd was nice and personal and we really enjoyed the performance. Peter Mulvey is quite an accomplished guitar player, so no "I have nothing in my hands" syndrome there.

Posted by Shelby at November 10, 2003 10:06 PM