Archive for July, 2009

fast ball

Posted in baseball, music on July 28, 2009 by finerstacy

Very happy to announce that Finer is being played on stations throughout the U.S.  We plan to hit up the campuses in the fall and do acoustic shows at the stations.  Even Hofstra on Long Island is playing some tracks!

We pulled ourselves away from practicing for this weeks shows to head out to an Indianapolis Indians game. I reminisced about my former life as a psycho sports fan.  In high school I was beyond obsessed with the N.Y. Knicks. I would go to games and yell at Anthony Mason; even going so far as asking him to the prom.  Luckily my camp friend was available to fill in because Anthony had a game that night.  I remember screaming at the left fielder of the Oakland A’s Scott Lidy.  “Hey Lidy!  Look at me!  I love you!”.  Well the A’s lost that game.  If only he had looked my way.  So last night at the game my friend said “So and so is signing autographs at the end of the 8th inning behind section 105”.  I felt all of those all old feelings well up inside of me…should I talk to him, yell at him, just stand there quietly and admire him?  I walked around Victory field and found a medium sized line of 8 year olds and their moms.  It turns out that “So and So” was the  mascot Rowdie, not a player (makes sense since the game was still being played).   So I slowly backed away in my best slow motion walk and made it like I worked at the ball park and was making sure that everything was O.K.  “Everything looks about right here. I’ll check the concession stands to see that everyone is standing properly in line.”  and as I turned to go back to my seat something came over and me and I shouted “Hey Rowdie!  I love you!  Do you want to go  to the movies with me?”   And ran back to my seat singing “Take me out to the ball game!”

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corn and steel

Posted in guitar, musical equipment on July 19, 2009 by finerstacy

Awesome! Just awesome! Ethan and I had the best time last night at the Bird’s Nest in Chicago. There was a little confusion with the time slot so ended up going on very late and keeping the audience there very late. All the bands we played with were cool and special in their own way.  Robbie Gold  a new artist out of Chicago played a cool mix of r&b and folk with a great bunch of guys backing him up.  Honestly, I wanted to steal his acoustic guitar he sounded so good!  And what a voice!  As always Eric Selner’s band was rocking!  And we met up with a sound guy from an old haunt The Spot.    All and all is was a solid night of music.

Splash

Posted in music, swimming on July 12, 2009 by finerstacy

A great time was had by all at Bar Louie last night in Carmel.  All the crew from the Shine concert series were out in full support of my acoustic show.  Next week we’ll be back with the full band at Gold’s Gym Open house and in Chicago at the Bird’s Nest.

Today I got to see some of the best swimmers our country has to offer.  Of course the initial appeal was to see Michael Phelps.   I got a call around 3pm saying Michael Phelps is swimming in Indianapolis in an hour do you want to go?  My first reaction was my future children saying “Mom! You had a chance to see Phelps swim in his prime and you didn’t go?”  My next thought was I love people who work hard and achieve their goals.  And my third thought was he’s hot!   So next thing I knew I was on the IUPUI campus cheering athletic wonders in the pool below.   Each swimmer was fitter than the next.   The crowd was loving watching American and world records be broken and then hearing humble athletes describe their thoughts on improving their times and enjoying their victory.   I imagined the only way I was going to be in the company of such accomplished people was to be the woman carrying the sign introducing each race.  I could hold that  pole up as the swimmers reached the starting platforms.  But wait that might actually take strength.  Okay, I could be the line judge watching the swimmers touch the wall.  Wait, that takes focus,  okay I could be the crazy fan screaming “Go! Go!”  As the competitors heads bob up and down on the water.  Or I could make my friend take a picture of Michael Phelps standing on the sidelines.  Yes!  There we Go! GO!.