concert count

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Brett Kissel –  The Watson Art Centre – 2015

In my last blog (Who Am I Now?) I mentioned that I’d try to write down a list of all of the concerts I’ve been to.  As I sat down to write the list and came to the final tally, I was surprised – I thought I’d been to more than this … but 44 isn’t too bad!

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Kid Cudi – Air Canada Centre – 2014

And here they are in no particular order:

  1. Metallica – Exhibition Stadium – Toronto
  2. Faith No More – Exhibition Stadium – Toronto
  3. GNR – Exhibition Stadium – Toronto
  4. U2 – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  5. Coldplay – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  6. Default – Kitchener
  7. Grapes of Wrath – Waterloo
  8. Alan Jackson – Windsor Casino
  9. Tim McGraw – Casino Rama – Orillia
  10. The Killers – T-Mobile Centre – Vegas
  11. The  Tragically Hip – Stratford
  12. The Tragically Hip – Kitchener Auditorium – Kitchener
  13. The Tragically Hip – Winnipeg
  14. Danko Jones – Stratford
  15. Disturbed – Hamilton Coliseum
  16. Theory of a Deadman – Guelph
  17. Elton John – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  18. Billy Joel – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  19. Kenny Rogers – Centre in the Square – Kitchener
  20. Randy Travis – Casino Rama
  21. Simple plan – Stratford
  22. Sum 41 – Stratford
  23. Brett Kissel – Watson Arts Centre – Dauphin
  24. Jordan Macintosh – Watson Arts Centre – Dauphin
  25. Shaggy –  Kitchener Auditorium – Kitchener
  26. Justin Bieber – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  27. Big Sean – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  28. The Steve Miller Band – Canada’s Wonderland
  29. Neil Young – ACC – Toronto
  30. John Mayer – Molson Amphitheatre  – Toronto
  31. Philip Philips – Molson Amphitheatre  – Toronto
  32. Joe Satriani – Canada’s Wonderland – Vaughn
  33. Michael Buble – Budweiser Arena – London
  34. Kid Cudi – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  35. Naturally 7 – Budweiser Arena – London
  36. Sean Kingston – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  37. Dr Hook – Kitchener
  38. Nazareth – Kitchener
  39. Pink Floyd – Exhibition Stadium – Toronto
  40. Big Sugar – Kitchener
  41. Marianna and the Diamonds – Air Canada Centre Toronto
  42. Elton John – Cesar’s Palace – Las Vegas
  43. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Casino Rama
  44. Danny Michel – Kitchener
  45. (soon – June 25th – U2 – The Joshua Tree Tour – ACC Toronto
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The Killers – Grand Opening of the T-Mobile Centre in Vegas 2016
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Michael Buble – London – 2014

Get Out The Covers!

I am music buff.  I love music, and I have a eclectic range  … classical, country, classic rock, alternative, 80’s rock ballads, heavy metal, blues, hip hop, rap, indie, pop, R&B, raggae, raggaeton, latino and accoustic etc.  There’s probably not a genre I don’t like … well maybe screamo … I don’t like screamo, but I do quite like bands like Disturbed.  Actually come to think of it I’m also not fond of Jazz and show tunes, I don’t like show tunes!

I’m happy, I listen to music.  I’m sad, I listen to music.  I need inspiration, I listen to music.  I go to sleep, I listen to music (Stingray Spa).  I love how one song can bring you back years, decades –  to a moment in time, just like it were yesterday.

The one thing you wouldn’t find me listening to much of were cover songs.  The original (or at least the version I thought to be “original”) was the version I liked … I didn’t like much deviation … I’m still that way at times. When I go to concert, I like when the artist sings the song as they did on the album, not put on their special concert twist and it sounds nothing like it did when it was recorded.  Like, how can I belt along when you’re going and changing it up on me? lol

I’ve made a list (in no particular order) of some of my favourite cover tunes.  Check ’em out and see if you do too.

1.Artists of Then Now & Forever, Forever Country (John Denver, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9gAXwYZtfk

2. The Killers, Bad Moon Rising (CCR) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7QTCkrD9s

3. Ryan Adams, Wildest Dream (Taylor Swift) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCme_D7pV4

4. Futuristic & Devvon Terrell, Love Yourself (Justin Bieber) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcqmdLwj94Q

5. Willie Nelson, The Scientist (Coldplay) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v525UGbA448

6. Disturbed, Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

7. Jordan McIntosh ft George Canyon, Story of My Life (One Direction) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2PVZgKISjg

8.Michael Buble, Feeking Good (Nina Simone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7NENSbrSl4

9. Usher, Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMEuA7HbiiY&list=PLXnQbf9inlDFXnvEIMikfPOepu4zc2f9I&index=8

10. Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius, Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWH5KxMy2M

11. U2, Yellow (Coldplay) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHdfEtczmWM

12. Josh Turner, Three Wooden Crosses (Randy Travis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2iBFQ1cxU

13. Johnny Cash, Hurt (Nine Inch Nailshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

14. Alexandra Kay, Jolene (Dolly Parton) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeatqoUNwVk

15. Alien Ant Farm, Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDl9ZMfj6aE

16. Boyce Avenue, Wherever You Will Go (The Calling) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw6eD4Z74GQ

17. Tori Amos, Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2c7_vyBSM

18. Darius Rucker, Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4

19. Joe Cocker, With A Little Help From My Friends  (The Beatleshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU

20. Rufus Wainright, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0DKOGco_o

21. Erich Church/Chris Stapleton, The Weight (The Band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOgJBgR0ySA

22. Ingrid Michelson, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2U8_vR3yUI

23. Justin Bieber, Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWdKwYKUe1M

24. Demi Lovato, Take Me To Church (Hozier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysv84KEZXWw

25. Brian Justin, Creep (Radiohead) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8AlxrwhY30

I definitely like covers songs now … My iPod sometimes contains 2/3 versions of one song, because I appreciate what each individual artist brings to their rendition.

What do you think of the list?

Are any new to you that you like?

What are some of your favourites?

Namaste

T xo

~ “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley