Thursday, October 11, 2007

#42. Go to a concert.

I know I've been quite remiss in writing lately and that is clearly a shame. I know that my throngs of loyal fans are just hanging on by a thread waiting for the next installment of how it is in my life. HAHAHAHA.......And now we return you to the real world.

On September 29, 2007, I completed #42 on my list. Go to a concert.

As a real belated birthday treat, I enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Hollyhock Inn with Troy, his sister Tricia, her husband Dennis and Troy's parents. We dined on some of the finest fried chicken that Indianapolis has to offer. It's served family style, so there was definitely no need to go away from the table hungry! When we could stuff ourselves no more, we relaxed outside in the perfect fall weather while we waited for our ability to walk to return. Ha ha ha

The point of our evening out was to enjoy the musical stylings of "Toxic Audio" ( They are musical group who's entire act consists only of their voices. There are no instruments or tracks that accompany them. From my meager description, it sounds like they would be just a simple a capella group, but they are MUCH more than that. They have a way of mixing their voices so that you feel like you are on a beach with the sounds of the surf, gulls calling and children playing all around you. Or they might create a bustling city street complete with honking horns and construction jackhammers. But they don't simply do sound effects. They somehow meld singing, chanting and other vocal sound effects into the music that we all know. They sang everything from the Beatles to Evanescence. It was amazing!

Dennis had heard the group on the radio about a year and ago and taken Tricia to a surprise concert. They enjoyed it so much that when the group was coming back through, Dennis and Tricia decided to share it with the rest of us. It was even better that it was my birthday gift. I'm very glad that they introduced the group to me and I'll definitely check them out the next time they are in town!

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