Monday, December 7, 2009

Sushi, music and IKEA....

all in under 24 hours!    We had a great get-away with good friends this weekend.

Hop on over here to read a full run down written by my sweetie....and then come back here!  

The concert was "The New Standards", a trio of Mpls musicians, playing familiar classic "modern" tunes in the style of the old standards.  It was simply one of the most incredible concerts I've been to...a perfect blend of fun, musicianship, and pure talent.  I was literally on the edge of my seat in anticipation for whatever the next song might be.   

They played everything from Britany Spears "Toxic" to the Suburb's "Love is the Law" and Cheap Trick's "I want you to want me"..with a bunch of holiday songs thrown in. They featured a 406 voice back-up choir, 4 piece brass section, a string quartet and a guy on a Wurlitzer organ at times.   There were poetry readings and tap dancers, and they closed with a version of OutKast's "hey Na" complete with a very silly, bendy, hip-hoppy guy lip-syncing and dancing around.   

Perfection. all of it.

Here's a sample of the concert; this song was a highlight....

 It was a wonderful way to officially kick off the holidays. 

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