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Friday, April 29, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #297 - Boney James Tonight

Boney James - State Theatre - Kalamazoo
April 29, 2016
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #297 - Boney James Tonight

Hi Mom,

A benefit of writing these entries after the fact is that I can write about the concert and back date to the day of the concert. It's Sunday May 1st as I type, and I am writing about Friday night April 29th when I saw jazz saxophonist Boney James at the State Theatre with my good friend Bruce "Fris" Johnson.

Check out the photo above. Boney came out into the audience, stepped up on a seat, and played basically right in front of me hence the close photo with the people all around.

I love when the performers come into the audience. Erykah Badu did that when I saw her in Chicago, and back in the 1980s, I saw Peter Gabriel do a trust fall into the audience while performing "I Have The Touch."

This was a great concert. I love how the audience was so into it. Everyone was happy, groovin', dancing, smiling. People were still grooving on the sweet soul after the show.

Also, it was a great show for older folks. It started promptly at 8 p.m., no opening band. Boney played with his band for about 90 minutes, did one encore, and retired for the night, though he stayed to sign CDs in  the lobby.

I owned two Boney James prior to the concert -- Body Language and Seduction -- and now I own the most recent, Future Soul, one song from which, "Vinyl," is featured her (see below).

It was a night of smooth, cool, smokin' jazz and soul.

Music has healing power.

Thanks, Boney.

BONEY JAMES - "Vinyl" - From Future Soul




BONEY JAMES - "Body Language" from Body Language





Boney James - "Send One Your Love"



Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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- Days ago = 299 days ago

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1604.29 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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