I know I told you that I would show you pictures of my Valentine’s Day today (HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, by the way), but the truth is that I have been sick and sounding like a man, and last night, all I did was clear out my Hulu queue from the quiet solitude underneath my blankets. Oh, and I ate four cups of green beans because hell, I couldn’t taste anything anyway (read: I LOVE GREEN BEANS).
That said. I did not upload my pictures yet. But you all responded awesomely to my post yesterday about Mike Blair and the Stonewalls, and I hope that some of you bought the album. It’s so worth it. And I’ll make Mike Blair handwrite you a thank you. 😉
Let me tell you a little about my Valentine’s Day weekend. When I got to Mike’s on Friday, he had dinner ready and waiting…by candlelight. 🙂 What a man, right? Tuna steaks, shrimp, and vegetables, I was in heaven. So I drank wine and he drank some sort of man concoction. After that, we were playing on his computer and talking about music. After looking at some shows in Cleveland and showing each other what we had been listening to of late, we talked about “Melissa” by the Allman Brothers.
We love it LIVE.
When we were downtown in Wilmington back when we were dating, we stood outside of the Reel Cafe against the brick fence. The canvas tent was covering the patio area and we were wrapped up in each other’s arms. The band inside was playing “Melissa” and we were a hot mess. Every time I hear Melissa, I think about how exciting it felt to feel his arm hair brushing up against mine for the first time and the way his red t-shirt looked in the yellow lights. The humidity couldn’t even hang between us that night.
So on Friday when we started listening to that together, my whole music conundrum disappeared. I felt music again.
Fast forward to today. The new Punch Brothers was released today–Who’s Feeling Young Now–and my friend Tom who gave me the amazing vintage ad collection was kind enough to send it my way.
Ho. Lee. Seamonkeys! It is INCREDIBLE!
I am so thankful that I have a boyfriend and friends who can cure music illness. Please ya’ll, listen to the new Punch Brothers. And then come to Appy Up with me in June to see them. 😉