Tonight I watched HBO’s broadcast of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert that took place at Madison Square Garden last month. It was a loooong show, but filled with great musical acts. Yankee fans were well represented by Bruce Springsteen….
…and Paul Simon.
No idea what team, if any, Art Garfunkel roots for. Ditto: Crosby, Stills or Nash.
Some of the pairings of performers were interesting. I give Annie Lennox props for even attempting to share the stage with Aretha Franklin, who looked like she’d rather have it all to herself.
Bono, Fergie and Mick Jagger put on an entertaining version of “Gimme Shelter.”
I wish there had been more of them and less of Stevie Wonder, whose girth wasn’t quite on the level of CC’s but getting there.
Listening to some of the older artists made me nostalgic for my teenage years when I wanted desperately to be a rock and roll singer. In fact, in 9th grade my friend Jackie and I formed a “band” (I played the electric guitar and she played the drums) and we made a demo of several songs I wrote. We were convinced we’d score a record deal and be on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” We were so clueless (and talent-less). But we had a lot of fun making music. One of these days, I’ll post the audio of the songs and you guys can have a laugh hearing the 9th grade me singing them.
Anyhow, back to tonight’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame show. The highlight of the concert for me was when Metallica did their thing.
I’m not really a fan of their music. I was just hoping they’d play “Enter Sandman” so I could close my eyes and picture Mo coming in from the bullpen. Fortunately, they did play it and I didn’t close my eyes. I was so excited when the big screen behind them flashed clips of Mo coming in from the bullpen! Talk about a jolt of excitement! Talk about a way for Mo to celebrate his 40th birthday today! Here’s a look via the She-Fan Cam. (The volume is very low. So don’t worry; it’s not your computer.)
Happy Birthday, Mo, and thanks for being a future Hall of Famer yourself.