"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Let's hear it for the girls...

It's been all about the ladies recently for us.  Most importantly, Ashlee's mom, Evelyn, who has been on a long recovery over the past six weeks from an aortic tear in her heart.  Her serious medical condition has required us to miss a few shows and events we had planned together over the last month or so, but we were able to squeeze in a few things from some other special ladies during that time.

We caught the second show of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals' two-night-stand at the beautiful
Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Saturday, October 13th.  With our friend, Wayne,
 we had awesome front-row balcony seats that gave us a great view of the 2-hour-plus show.

We were fortunate enough to get a chance to meet Doris Roberts
of "Everyone Loves Raymond" fame as she spoke to volunteers at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga during Evelyn's recovery.  She was in Chattanooga for a seniors active-living convention and stopped by the hospital during her first-ever visit to the city.  Thanks to the staff at Memorial for letting us crash the party.

We returned to the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, October 26, to catch another great lady of music, Alanis Morrisette, who hasn't toured in a few years, but you couldn't tell that from the energy she showed on stage (see a small part of that in the video below).  Our 9th-row main floor seats were a perfect vantage point for the show that was packed full of her past hits (hear that, Jackson Browne, it's OK to play your hits!!) as well as new songs off her latest album.  Our great seats were a far cry better than what we had the last time we saw her a long way from the stage in the general admission grass at the now-defunct Starwood Amphitheatre (RIP, old friend) many pre-blog years ago.


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