Saturday, September 17, 2011

HOLY MFING SHIT!

It is like the universe decided to send me a sign that she isn't a bitter, nasty, hard ass old crone...
I love it when a series of events all come together to make something spectacular possible...no, this isn't like I am suddenly able to feed all of Somalia or something (though if I stopped over eating and sent that food there I could possible save a few hundred lives :\) - I was supposed to go to Washington this weekend but due to Michelle's work sucking wang her schedule didn't permit so it got rescheduled til Oct 8 - no sweat...I sold my extra Matthew Good tickets this week so I have 100 bucks cash tucked away for a rainy...

So while I am sitting here on a shit Saturday with no motivation, feeling gynormous & miserable with no motivation to do eff all until I meet up with the lesbos downtown for a Vietnamese dinner and a movie ~ I stumble across Liam Finn concert dates on Facebook (which I wouldn't have if  I was in Washington this weekend!)....I am scanning them in hopes of a Victoria show...I see a Seattle show and sadly it doesn't work for when I am already in Washington but as I scan I see VANCOUVER...not Victoria but wHATEver...I instantly start to shit in my diaper a little b/c I have a lot of plans coming up and not really the funds for it w/o going into Visa Torture Land which I do not generally enjoy...so I am scrambling to find a hotel near the little cabaret venue and find one in the same bldg...rooms are 70 bucks with a gov't discount...SWEET...all set up...I am totally thinking I will just walk on the boat Saturday morning...wander to that part of town...check in when I am able...and enjoy Vancouver until 8 o'clock...the sweetest part is...IT'S AN EARLY SHOW...830-1100 - its like the baby fucking jesus of nazareth really did plan this all for Jen! This old granny loves early shows!!!

With the plan made I relax a little...I decide to call my buddy Laura in Vancouver and see if she wants to come...I hardly ever get to see her so I thought it might be a fun hang out for us til I see her in December...she was on board and invited me to stay at her place...so that was cool...saved me some $ though I really do love staying in hotels... dunno why...I sleep shitty in them...there was no pool...but I love the novelty of it...likely b/c I don't often get to do it...if I had to all the time I am sure it would lose its fun. This also means less debt involved so...awesome.

PLAN MADE...TICKETS BOUGHT...I, Jennifer Jay Conklinasaurus, am going to see LIAM fucking FINN in a small cabaret environment on my gawd damn 41st birthday. I cannot think of anything I would rather be doing....! LOVE LOVE LOVE...the fact I have ONLY listened to Liam Finn at home or at work or on my MP3 player for the last 3 weeks straight is testament to how I feel about him...I just discovered his existence watching the Water on the Road (Eddie Vedder) DVD 3+ weeks ago and since then I have devoured Liam Finn like a piece of caramel cheese cake. It is a rare occurrence u get to see someone live as you are in the middle of your obsessive, freak show phase of finding your new top 5 musician....

Do you get how big this is? Do you? Think of all the bands there are in the world....think of that number....then think of trying to make a top 5...so imagine stumbling upon someone who you never knew existed less than a month ago and he is within 2 days bumping someone out of your top 5, making a place for himself. This is unheard of people! I was fairly convinced for years that my top 5 would remain my top 5 til I died b/c rarely does newly discovered music breach the walls of my top 5 and displace its members. This is EPIC...for me anyhow. Clearly none of u are affected by this earth shattering occurrence.  I will not hold it against you.

FML I am so excited I cannot contain myself. I have no one to tell...I have no one who would get this b/c the only person who would get it (my brother) isn't around anymore to share this with...dammit...even my music loving friends are a little more 'mature' about this sort of stuff...
Oh well...lucky for me I am ok with my loner status.





5 comments:

kelly said...

so you sorta like this guy huh? Is that what I should get from this?

Maggie said...

oooh i like him too! i do have to ask though, who got bumped from your top 5?

~Jen~ said...

Oh! I will send you some music then!

My Top 5: (in no particular order)

1-Eddie Vedder (PJ)
2-Maynard James Keenan (APC, Tool, Puscifer etc)
3-Ryan McMahon
4-Matthew Good
5- Liam Finn
6-METALLICA SLIPS TO #6!!!!!!! Oooo!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's at the Biltmore? Nice! I wish your birthday (and the concert) was a couple of weeks later, though so that I could hang out with you too.

~Jen~ said...

I know - talk about poor timing...:o( When u are in Vancouver though I am gunna send u smoke signals!