Buster Keaton in “Our Hospitality” (1923)
David Garrett’s version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
January 31st, 2012 8:00PM
On Saturday, January 28th, I was ever so obliged to see DAVID GARRETT at the Chicago Theatre with my Mommy! The show was spectacular, everything I thought it’d be and so much more. The show began with David being announced onstage but the lights were dimmed and I kept thinking, “Where the hell is he?!” I could clearly see the band but I could not make out which one he was- not to mention the fact that we had very good seats. Thirty seconds into the first song a beautiful, blonde, German man strolls down the aisle, a foot away from where I’m sitting- so close to me I could smell his cologne. Sure enough, it was David Garrett coming down the aisle and starting the show off with an intimate audience connection.
He really is a musical genius, one who has woven contemporary music with classical taste. His music takes my breath away and I could say that it was my favorite concert to date. Which is saying a lot because I’ve seen KISS, BOB DYLAN, NINE INCH NAILS, among other well recognized bands, LIVE- BUT I HAD NEVER FELT, SCENE, or HEARD ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS.
January 16th, 2012 6:07PM
I’m such a wonderful girlfriend- no really, I shouldn’t have because I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day but this year I decided to be a sweetheart, of sorts, and go out on a whim, and buy my boyfriend a little something something. So I sat and thought what could I possibly get that is traditional yet quirky and twisted- like our relationship. We’re always holding jokes over each other’s heads and being silly so I wanted to incorporate that charismatic appeal into my gift.
Therefore, I figured I’d buy him some candy because he is my one and only and I love him to death <3 Tra la la la!
So I bought him a Tequila-flavored Meal Worm Lollipop, Grape and Blueberry Cricket Suckers, and last but not least a Strawberry-Flavored Scorpion Lollipop.
Maybe you’re reading this and thinking, “No she didn’t! They can’t possibly sell candy with REAL insects encased within their sugary walls- or can they?”
But I did and they will be wrapped and delivered promptly on Valentine’s Day so the anticipation of his reaction will be killing me for the next four weeks to come. I’ve never been so excited to give anybody anything!
-Monica heart Swieton
Post Script: If you’d like to be romantical, then visit www.hotlix.com for your very own insect infested treat.