Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Musings

Back in the day when it was a big deal to just get the Royal Guardsman to Kearney we would have been wild about some of the acts now going to the local casino.

The outdoor summer concert series at Stir Concert Cove is back. The series will begin its sixth year with a show by Joe Cocker on May 17 at Harrah's Casino in Council Bluffs. The series has 13 shows confirmed and 13 to 15 more that are yet to be announced.

Tickets for the this summer's concerts go on sale April 4 at, by phone at 888-512-SHOW and at the Harrah's gift shop.

This year's lineup, so far:

May 17 — Joe Cocker
May 22 — Cross Canadian Ragweed and Robert Earl Keen

June 20 — 3 Doors Down

June 27 — Chicago

July 3 —Eric Church with Randy Houser and Lee Brice

July 4 — Blue Oyster Cult with Slaughter

July 18 — Sheryl Crow

Aug. 22 — George Thorogood and the Destroyers with Jonny Lang

Aug. 28 — Bonnie Raitt with Taj Mahal

Aug. 29 — Loggins & Messina with the Gabe Dixon Band

Sept. 6 — Peter Frampton

Sept. 17 — Heart

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Recession News

We went out to dinner tonight. Not upscale, sort of between bar food and upscale. meaning a good glass of wine was $8. It is Wednesday and it is about 15 degrees outside with about a 10 mph wind and clear. Overnight falling to 5. Burrrr.

The restaurant was full! We spent over $60 for two, it was nice, but not flashy. 1.5 drinks, no appetizers. The place was packed. Recession, we got no stinking recession. Then I remember that 90% employment should account for something, and in the big O its nearly 95% if you believe the numbers. Did I mention the restaurant was full?

Markets up 3, whee, anything traveling north is good. I am sure that in some areas some folks are hunkering down and God love them. Peace out.