50 posts! Wow… I can’t believe I’ve been able to write this many posts and still have people stop by and read them!
At the beginning of the past week I realized this would be a milestone post, so I tried to come up with something interesting to write about. It didn’t take long for me to realize there weren’t any good ideas in my brain. So I did the only thing that makes sense when faced with a challenge – I procrastinated! For days. That doesn’t usually accomplish anything but wasted time, but luck was with me this week. I received a phone call from my sister one afternoon that changed any plans I might have thought I had for post number fifty. One of our local radio stations – WDVX - has a program they call the ‘Blue Plate Special’ which airs live Monday through Saturday at noon. Various musical acts perform in front of a live studio audience and my sister wanted to let me know that Joan Osborne was the guest Thursday. !!!! Ms. Osborne is a singer-songwriter that is, perhaps, best known for the song ”One of Us” from her 1995 album Relish. In my opinion, ‘One of Us’ was one of the weaker songs on the album while most of the others showcased more of a rich, edgy sound that the single lacked. It was certainly more of a radio-friendly song, but many of the other tracks far outshine it.
We’re not here, however, to discuss Joan Osborne as I remember her from the 90′s… we’re here to discuss Joan Osborne from a couple of days ago when I was lucky enough to join a room full of people gathered to hear her sing a short set for WDVX.
Joan and her band were actually the second part of the show - the first performace was from the group HuDost. I don’t know much about them, but they had a very unique and creative sound that everyone seemed to enjoy. If you’re interested in eclectic world music you should definitely check them out!
After HuDost finished their performance Joan and her band came out and took the stage. Their set was not a long one – 30 to 40 minutes – but it was so much fun. Her voice is still as gorgeous as ever and I was thrilled to finally be able to see her live! Performing songs from her new CD Bring It On Home – she captivated the crowd filling every corner of the small room with the selection of vintage blues and soul songs. Bring It On Home rocks with songs from R&B greats like Ray Charles, Al Green, and Otis Redding, and Joan was in her element singing them.
If you haven’t heard her new CD and enjoy that type of music you should look it up and at least listen to a couple of songs. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Everyone in our small group had a great time and agreed that having a ‘Blue Plate Special’ with Joan Osborne was a great way to spend a lunch hour!
If you told me Monday that I’d have such an experience to write about by Friday, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. It was a great week to have a milestone blog post and I’m so glad my sister heard about the opportunity and invited me along!
A huge THANK YOU to Joan for a wonderful show!! Thanks to my sister for bringing some ‘glad you’re feeling a little better’ cheer to the week and thanks to hubby for making sure I was able to get out of the house to enjoy it! lol!
And as always – thanks to you for stopping by and visiting me here… Hope it’s a great weekend!