All posts tagged: Surfin’ Safari

Teachable Moments . . . and Rock Concerts?

First concerts.  We all remember them.  What was yours?  Mine — Shawn Cassidy.  1978.  Then the Beach Boys (yeah, so I’m dating myself.).  And, now, as I see my daughter rockin’ about, hearing ads for rock stars comin’ to town, I think of the concerts I attended after Shawn Cassidy and those Surfin’ Safari boys……and I cringe.  I mean, concerts don’t always breed the best behavior out there in society.  On top of that, I don’t even know what goes on today at those things.  I mean, my last concert was U2 a whole 2 decades ago. So out comes the ad for Bruno Mars comin’ to town.  My daughter says, “Mom, you love Bruno Mars, don’t you?”  Huh.  Never really thought about it.  I mean, I don’t really think so.  She continues, “I mean, you love all his songs, don’t you?”  Well,  I think, I kinda do.  So, he’s comin’ to town, with Aloe Blacc as his opening act.  Have you heard him?  A little re-make of Elton John’s melody of “You Can Tell …