Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Live Music, at Any Cost

If you've been here for a little while, you might remember that a few years ago I discovered 70s singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips.

Seriously, click that effing link in the preceding paragraph.
Welp. Shawn Phillips, who supposedly retired from touring some time back, is actually playing a show at iconic Dallas music venue Poor David's Pub on March 19, 2017.

When I first heard about this gig, I thought, "Wow, it would be pretty cool to check this out."

Then David Card - hell yes THE Poor David - put this out on Facebook today:

A bit of background, Drunkards.

I'm a single mom.

Christmas is approaching.

I just today found out that my ex treated himself to a new cellphone, which he charged to my TMobile account.

Also, a couple of weeks after the holidays, I have to pony up for Precocious Daughter's Spring band trip to Corpus Christi.

And I'm late paying my credit card bill.

Can I afford two tickets to see (the relatively affordable) Shawn Phillips live?

Not really.

Did I buy them anyway?


Hey, if Jerry Lewis says so...

This is my Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and probably birthday present to myself.

I'm kind of hoping that Drummer Boy will be able/willing to accompany me on the day.

If not, I have a free ticket for any Dallas-area Drunkards who want to check out a really-super-good show by an awesome musician.

As for me...I'll be eating pork and beans for lunch for the next few months. You do what you gotta do.

As Shawn Phillips himself sang: It really doesn't matter if you know love's pattern.

I'll figure out how to pay the electric bill later.


  1. In case you can't hear it I'm over here yelling "Take my money--please!" I would have paid to click that link in the first paragraph and considered it money well-spent, as opposed to money, well, spent.
    Even if it is only money.

  2. Maybe XH can pay the electric bill to keep the lights on over his daughter's head...


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