Friday, January 9, 2009

Favorite Things Friday - NEIL DIAMOND

I would have written about this sooner, but I seemed to have lost an entire week being sick...

Although I have always loved his voice, I have never really considered myself a Neil Diamond "fan" (as my husband is). We got tickets to the concert last Friday night and went out for a "date night." I was amazed. The show started 30 minutes late, I was just beginning to get sick, and I was wondering if I would be able to make it through the evening. I sat, calculating in my mind - if Neil Diamond has recorded upwards of 200 songs - most of which were hits - if he just performed the hits - we could be there all weekend...
Once the lights went down and the show began; I was mesmerized. The lights, the stage, the band.....the music. If I tried to find one word describe him, it would be....smooth. Two hours later the entire arena was still wanting to hear more.
I went from thinking too many of his songs sound alike to deciding that if Neil Diamond opened the newspaper and sang it, I'd still want to listen.

8 comments:

Sue said...

great to hear you had a nice evening and glad to hear Neil still has what it takes...I listened to him a lot in the 70's when I was in high school and my early 20's...I love his gravely type voice. He appears to be a very nice man too.

pam said...

I am glad you had a good time at the concert. It is fun to get out, isn't it?

I hope you are finally feeling better.

TeresaW said...

Gosh, you still not better yet? I just popped in to wish you Happy New Year, it looks like apart from you feeling a bit off, you are having a great start. I like the phrase "date night", even though I've been married for sooooo long I think I will re-introduce the date night as my new year's resolution.

Get well soon

Leslie said...

I hadn't really heard how the show was, so I'm glad you guys enjoyed it so much. What did you wear? I love to get dressed up for stuff like that and it would have been a blast to go with you both, too bad!! Love you!

Saved by Grace said...

Your so cute!!! I love the new pic you put up of Samantha!! I hope that was the right girlie I named?

Love ya girlie!
Adrienne

Paper doll said...

Making my rounds, have a great week.

TeresaW said...

Me again Kristin I've got an award for you on my blog here. Congratulations!

Kristin said...

Hey there! Thanks for popping by my blog. You have a great name, and you even spell it correctly! :)