All posts tagged: Beer

When Booze Became More Important Than Bob Dylan

(Graphic: Nancy Gonzalez/TueNight) One could argue that Bob Dylan was not at his peak live performance level when I saw him in concert in 2005. Granted, this is coming from a one-time Deadhead who believed Jerry Garcia was a genius, even when he forgot lyrics and bumped his head against his microphone. But I was in no position to judge. While Dylan’s legendary, scratchy voice echoed from the stage, I was in the lobby of the Beacon Theater, practically begging the bartender to hurry up. Pour me my beers, man, and fast. It was just taking too long. My mother and cousin, who were both inside enjoying “Visions of Joanna” and now “Highway 61 Revisited,” were surely starting to wonder what was taking so much time. Music had become something that sounded so good when I was under the influence, like a triumphant anthem applauding my inebriation, but so dull when I was sober. And what was taking so much time? The musty, slightly weed-scented lobby was practically empty since Dylan was on stage. Getting …

The TueDo List: Weepy Tunes, Tearjerkers and Cathartic Yoga

When was the last time I cried? Yesterday. A friend was so kind to me and so empathetic about something that I was experiencing that I let the tears come and didn’t stop until I was good and done, thank you very much. Sometimes it’s the best and healthiest thing I can do for myself, before I dust myself off, fix up my lipstick and move on. So pass the tissues, please – and never underestimate the healing power of a good cry. Just don’t let it last all weekend. Crying Songs If you like your music with a chorus of tears, two recent releases will hook you up. I heard an unfamiliar Sarah McLachlan song in a store recently, and when it immediately bummed me out I had to admit I admired her decades-long commitment to depressing music, even if I dive for the remote every time I hear her start to sing “Angel”. I have seen those puppies one too many times, can’t lie. Her May release Shine On  ($11.88, Amazon) kicks off with …