Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Your Tuesday Moment of Possibly Interesting Coincidence

So over the weekend, I was at my local CVS pharmacy and this utterly gorgeous Gin Blossoms song, from their brilliant 1992 debut album New Miserable Experience, came over the store sound system.



And I remembered just how much I had loved that record at the time. And how I regretted never having seen the band live.

And then yesterday, I discovered that they were in town and performing NME in its entirety at a local small club...


...and that I hadn't gotten the memo in time.

There's a moral to this story, I suspect, but it's probably just shoot me now.

4 comments:

Squints said...

Robin Wilson of the GB is playing out with The Smithereens as their singer whenever it's not Marshall Crenshaw's or Ted Leo's turn. I love that the guys are carrying on.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's disheartening when that sort of thing happens and, unfortunately, I think every rock fan has a story like yours, Steve, at some point. Like last summer, when I went to see the reunited Pursuit Of Happiness do a free show at a park in Toronto, only to discover I'd misread the e-mail and had shown up a day late. Fred Sanford's admonishment - "You big dummy!!!" - kept going through my mind.

Chris E.

Alzo said...

RE: Missing a train... This past year I stumbled onto the French band The Liminanas and just had to get my ears on everything by them. To my chagrin, I found that they had come thru town back in 2011 and haven't been back since. Merde!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS4jGrhyeJc

MJConroy said...

I've seen the Gin Blossoms live several times and got to be in the studio for recording of a live local radio broadcast when they were promoting the followup to NME. Got to talk to Robin after a recent Smithereens show - he did a fabulous job. Jesse Valenzuela's solo work is worth checking out too.