He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
1. Neko Case out with a broken ankle.
This last weekend the local public station held an outdoor concert/festival deal at the Walker Arts Center. From what I hear out of the hundreds of people that were there, only about 8 of them have ever been in a genuine fist fight beyond the age of 16. Apparently you could probably steal a beer from any mid-twenties looking dude and walk away because they would retaliate with, "Hey man, UGH. Come on. It's Summit. Aww gee whiz". Actually that's what I would probably do too since I kinda fit that crowd.
Anyway the band list was Andrew Bird, Cloud Cult, some other guy who probably sings on the beach trying to impress chicks, and The New Pornographers. The New Pornographers are the big name of the festival and I'm a big fan of one of their 13 singers, Neko Case. If I was going to attend this show it would be just to see Neko Case because I love her alternative country style. Tickets for this festival were going for as much as $200 a ticket to which I wouldn't pay over $20 therefore I didn't attend. Not to mention I'm not a big fan of The New Pornographers because the music sounds too damn nerdy and it wouldn't be a good Neko fix.
If I was to attend that show though, I would've been very disappointed because Neko didn't show up. She didn't have a cold, she wasn't in labor, nor was there a death in the family. The reason why she didn't show up was because her ankle was broken.
She can't sing because she has a broken ankle.
I'm not a singer myself but if Stevie Wonder can sing being blind and Mozart can do his thing being deaf and if Dewey Cox can do his thing without the sense of smell then I would sure as shit hope Neko could find a stool at the local bar and bring that on stage so she can do her thing. I know she'd probably rather stand and do the bob-and-clap but that's not a good reason to skip out on some gigs because of a stupid broken ankle. I know there are 12 other singers and probably 6 more waiting in the wings but Neko Case is kind of a big deal and her voice does make a difference.
Like Herb Brooks would say, "What a candyass" a broken ankle is a hell of a long way from the heart. Whatever though, I didn't see the show anyway so what do I care.