Friday, November 26, 2010

Sam Bradley & The Men Concert 09.25.09

From yet another blog I wrote on

Sam Bradley In Concert Last Friday – and I was there!

Sam Bradley and The Men performed this last Friday night on September 25, 2009 at the Venue in downtown Vancouver. I made a special trip up from Portland just for it. Okay, I may have been a bit more apt to see the concert as an Eclipse actor may have been there, although none were. (Maybe they were at Pearl Jam?) At least that’s how I felt until after the first song. I have listened to some of Sam’s stuff on his myspace, but some of the songs are old and it was NOTHING compared to him live. I have him on the calendar for December when he comes to Portland. No joke.

Sam’s opening act was a Vancouver local Mani Khaira. He was great! His vocals were powerful and his keyboard playing was completely infectious. I laughed so hard when he told us to buy a T-shirt because that’s how he feds his band. His guitarist looked a bit like a hipster, but his drummer was hot! My favorite songs were Oblige and Anything You Ask.

Back to Sam! So when I first listened to his myspace page, I must say I wasn’t so impressed. I only kind of liked Soho Whores and Derek – much better live by the way. As soon as I heard the opening song Watching Over You, I became a fan.

Since I have done several presentations lately, I'll give you a little bullet point.

* Sam Bradley has been in Vancouver for 6 years now.
* He is from London and that’s how he knows Rob Pattinson.
* He co-wrote Never Think from the Twilight Soundtrack.
* He “was in Victoria” the night before and told us that we could take that whichever way we like. ha ha
* He has been with his current band, Sam Bradley and The Men, for the last year.
* Sam introduced his bandmate and guitar player Dave Meszaros first – and mentioned how he has a “huge penis.” LOL!
* Drummer Matt Kerrey’s introduction was next and not only does he have a “huge penis,” but “he is single” too.
* And then there was bass player Jeff Reidlinger and his “huge penis” as well.
* Sam looks good without the jacket.
* At one point, Sam mentioned how he had a dream recently about reaching into an audience full of their hands up. He proceeded to then go for it.
* I enjoyed Sam’s dancing and the obligatory booty shake of course. See 00:49 of the video below.

* He was excited to be in Vancouver, but even more excited to go on tour with another Canadian musician Justin Nozuka (I especially like After Tonight) and to be doing it on a bus.
* More pictures are in my Twifans album.
* You can see more of my videos on my YouTube page.

For some real HQ live videos, check out YouTube's Sitatara.

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Written by bass player Jeff

A Song Could
Written by drummer Mark Kerrey

Monday, November 22, 2010

To Be Continued...

So it's been almost a year since I've input anything into this blog. Wow - a year. I thought it started off strong, but as life (and procrastination, of course) took over things fell to the wayside.

First things first, I must do something about the name of this blog although I'm not ready to. I am no longer located in Portland, but I am still in transition. MissAdventures in Limbo? I don't think I like the sound of that. I am glad that I can change the name of the blog otherwise I just might feel static and definitely wouldn't want that. I feel like I still have so many places to go and so many things to see. My bucket list is forever expanding. Where I will be moving to in the near future is still up in the air.

So much has happened this past year. As I am writing I can almost hear the song Seasons of Love from Rent - "how do you measure, measure a year?" I guess I need to decide where I want to go from here. Do I want to recap past adventures or simply move forward? Decisions, decisions. We'll just have to wait and see.

Quote: I am an imperfect person. - Grey's Anatomy Season 4, Episode 12 "Crash Into Me: Part 2"
Song: What You Waiting For by Gwen Stefani
Movie: Up In The Air

Monday, January 4, 2010

Birthday #26 (09.13.09)

I don't like to make much ado on my birthday. I just like a nice easy day. I decided to get a nose piercing because I've always wanted one. We'll see how it holds up especially with soccer. Hopefully I won't get hit in the face...too much. My roommate was nice enough to make me a fresh raspberry-sour cream crumb cake (although I know she really wanted a reason to use her new cooling racks). I don't really like raspberries or sour cream that much, but this was pretty good.

I have the same birthday as my grandma Emily. I was born on her 65th. I also share my birthday with Bela Karolyi, chocolate tycoon Milton Hershey, Fiona Apple, Ben Savage from The Princess Bride and Boy Meets World, American Army surgeon Walter Reed, Joe Don Rooney from Rascal Flatts, Tyler Perry, and many others.

Quote: Few are those that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. - Albert Einstein
Song: Dig by Incubus

Council Crest

While still recovering from the pina coladas the night before, I wasn't very productive. I took up an offer from Nicole and Brandon to go up to Council Crest Park around dusk. It's over 1000 feet above sea level and is the highest point in the West Hills or Tualatin Mountains that run parallel to the Willamette River in Portland. This huge park is about a mile from where I live. There are even trails that I could hike from my house to get there. It was nice to visit, peaceful. In the middle of the park at the top there is an observation area that has placards to show from which spots it is possible to see Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount Jefferson. I used to go to this softball park in Stockton often to study. Just being outside is much more calming than at a study cubicle. Hopefully, I'll be here enough in the spring to spend some more time at this park.

Quote: There's a fine line between losing it and getting it. - John Corbett in Dreamland
Song: Heavy by Holly Brook

Margarita & Taco Time

A few weeks into my new home in Portland I decided that I needed to blow off some steam. So my roommate and I decided to have a margarita and tacos night with our neighbor Megan on a Friday night (09.11). I also invited Jen and Logan over since they had not seen my new place yet. I was kind of excited Nicole took care of the tacos, since she doesn't really ever cook.

Mmm - mango margarita.

The first picture with my new roommate Nicole.

Always pictured drinking. It's like Jen and Logan's wedding all over again.

I really need to stop making faces when someone's taking a picture of me...

Good times.

That's not a glass of milk Logan has. It's a pina colada.

Out of control.

The shot goes in the blender, not in your mouth!

Megan mixing it up.

Double fisting.

Brandon gave in a decided to have a pina colada.

Quote: She put the lime in the coconut and drank them both up.
Song: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes