Off to See R.E.M
Christie and I will be out of town for a few days — we’re heading to Chicago to see R.E.M. in concert. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you might remember that a good friend of Christie’s has been dating Peter Buck (R.E.M.’s guitarist) seriously for three or four years. In fact, we got the chance to meet and hang out with Buck last October, when the two of them stopped by our house for dinner and drinks on their way driving across country (I made a post on it here).
In any event, Buck has hooked us up with sweet tickets, backstage passes, the whole shebang. Not only that — he’s paid for both of our nights at a pretty swank hotel in Chicago. As far as we’ve been told, after meeting up with Christie’s friend, “a car” will be picking all of us up at the hotel to bring us to the venue, where we’ll first eat and then be off to the show. A pretty virtuous guy, that Mr. Buck — he’s got a handle on generosity.
That means I won’t be manning the ship here for a few days until I get back. I realize there are some “in progress” conversations running, so feel free to put up your thoughts, and I’ll be sure to respond when I get back. See you in a few.