Entertainment stream-of-conciousness

July 31st, 2007 by k8gu Leave a reply »

For Sarah’s birthday, we went to see Allison Krauss and Union Station in Peoria last Friday. It was a very good show and we enjoyed ourselves, well, save for the fidgety enormous woman with enormous frizzy hair and meticulous posture who sat in front of Sarah until we traded seats. It was also pleasant to listen to well-mixed live music without ear plugs. All of the band members are characters and very good musicians in their own right. During the show, Dan Tyminski told an anecdote about being the singing voice of George Clooney in the movie Brother, Where Art Thou?

We were worn-out last night and decided to rent the movie (which neither of us had seen) and drink cream soda. It gets our highest recommendation. We’ve struck-out on a lot of recent movies, the last two being Babel and The Good Shepherd. By the way, both of these other movies were very well-done, just not particularly relaxing or satisfying for us. Brother was a different kind of movie…one we’ll look for more often when we just want to take a break from real-life and enjoy a good story.