A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
My Blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I learned From A Little Golden Book, says that we should “make music a part of
[our] life”. This is something that I have always tried to do as in: Day
56- Banjo Night, Day 15-Change It Up Jazz, Day 58-Black Keys, and Day 101-Pittsburgh
Pops, Chris Botti. However, for this new challenge, I tried tried a new music venue, Stage AE on the Pittsburgh North Shore.
Concerts at Stage AE are more intimate and the place has an eclectic band line up.On a whim my friend and I decided to go on a Friday and
thus I also explored “ new artists,” or
at least they were new to me!
Guster with Kishi Bashi
You may have to stand the entire time but you are much
closer and the ticket cost is a lot less to be close than at a Heinz Field concert. It was not too crowded so we had our own little space too! At Stage AE I heard Kishi Bashi, Guster and My Morning Jacket for the first time but I was a fan by
the end of each evening. I even got a Guster tea shirt- another first!
Maybe I am just
not “hip” because I haven't heard of a lot of the bands that play here but this venue has been an excellent place to experience good music. I haven't been disappointed yet, although the last show, My Morning Jacket, was a bit too loud. (Stage AE line up). The
tickets prices are not out of control and some
concerts are outside which is always a bonus on a clear warm summer night in Pittsburgh.
My Morning Jacket
Spiritual Reflection I will sing to the Lord because he has been so good to me. (Psalm 13:6) May the words of my mouth and thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O' Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 9:14)