BEANS, BEANS, THE MUSICAL FRUIT
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 00:01
Being away from the Advocate this long made me eager to get back, especially since my internet and phone went down due to lack of payment 15 days ago.
I learned how to make smoke signals to communicate with people about music before I realized Tattered Cover had free wifi. I always tend to overreact like that. I find the week or two before I get student loans and grants to be the hardest financially; I stop buying music and begin scavenging the back of my cabinets for two-year-old cans of beans.
Some great musical happenings happened while we were on winter break, and if you weren’t too busy trying to find your gifts that were hidden somewhere in the house, opening gifts, partying too hard on new year’s, or being too poor to afford internet like me then you saw these happenings.
If you were lucky enough you caught Paul McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana rocking out a first time played at a concert song called “Cut Me Some Slack” at the Sandy Relief Concert and on Saturday Night Live. My only problem with this show is that drummer Dave Grohl didn’t wear flannel. McCartney played slide on this badass cigar box guitar that looked like he stole it off of some hillbilly sitting in his rocking chair right before the show. I’m sure he confused the hillbilly by saying in a polite English accent, “Hi, I’ll take this, thanks.”
Coincidentally, more of what happened in music was related to The Beatles. Ravi Shankar, the legendary Indian sitar player who taught George Harrison how to play the highly complicated instrument, passed away at the age of 92. It made me re-watch the documentary series The Beatle Anthology to see him talk about his experiences with The Beatles.
For this spring semester—that is still in the depths of winter—we hope to bring you more music information to check out like the happenings that happened on winter break, and if you do have any two-year-old cans of beans in the back of your cabinets, consider using them for something other than consumption.