A Shot of Whiskey

As my old grandpappy used to say, the sun shines on a dog's butt every once in a while.
I wish this was true.
But it is not.
Mostly because I feel like the sun shines on a dog's butt a lot more than every once in a while. 
Unless you live in Oregon and then everyone has a pale derriere. 
The other part that isn't true is I never had a grandpappy. 
I had a grandpa and a grandad.
I heard that grandpappy reference in some movie before.
According to my half-assed internet research, it's from "Lady and The Tramp" but that doesn't feel right.
But since this is a blog and not a scientific journal, the show must go on.
You don't visit me because of facts.
But here's one just in case you do:

The reason I'm referencing a possible movie quote from 65 years ago is because I got lucky.
2020 has been rough but there have been a few bright spots for yours truly.
One of them has been discovering new music. 
During the early COVID-19 days, I would stay up way too late, drink way too much beer and watch way too many music videos on YouTube.
I went to some interesting places. 
However, my journeys were not always unproductive as I found a band that I really, really liked. 
They are called Whiskey Myers
They were supposed to perform at a local concert venue this month but, you know, 2020. 
The date got rescheduled to mid-May. 
And with promising news about a vaccine, I thought I should look into tickets because, you know, 2021.
I guess I wasn't the only one to discover Whiskey Myers.
The concert was mostly sold out and the few remaining tickets available were going at a price that might require me to sell body parts on the black market.

Here's how much tickets are for Whiskey Myers at a different venue:

I guess everything isn't bigger in Texas.
But I was doing some browsing this morning and I came across 2 tickets for $35 each.

I did a double take to make sure it was the correct date, correct venue, correct band, correct universe.
And it was all legit. 
So if everything goes right, I should get to see a new favorite band in about 6 months with all of my body parts intact.
As my old grandappy used to say, I am grinning like a possum eating a sweet tater. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a good rest of your week.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

"To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I'll live."- Pat Tillman, 11/6/76 - 4/22/04 #GoneButNotForgetten


  1. It didn't sound like Lady and the Tramp to me, but I've been wrong before.


    You're right...2021. It made me happy to think of it.

  2. 2021 brings us a fresh start. new LEADER (not a LOSER), a vaccine, new friends.

    1. Sounds good to me, anne marie in philly.

  3. You are not kidding concert tickets are ridiculous prices these days. Congratulations on scoring some at a decent price! I'm surprised to see the tickets are General Admission. They never do GA here but that must vary with locations. It's always exciting to discover a new band you like and especially if you can see them live!

    1. I don't know if GA will be a thing next year but fingers crossed, Bonnie.

  4. Oh, I see what you meant when you said you went from Hair Rock to Alt-Country. They sound to me like a cross between Kings of Leon and Keith Urban. I liked their Bury my Bones. An ode to bromantic love and PTSD masculinity. Nice.


    1. That is a nice description of them, Sixpence.

  5. I’ve heard grandpappy before, but no clue where. Yes, new discoveries thanks to lockdown is the one bright spot of 2020.

  6. Our dog has a stub for a tail, so I can't tell if he's happy or sad ... I'll say happy just because he's a dog.
    And I'm liking Whiskey Myers, who will be in North Charleston next July .... something to think on. My tail is wagging to the right about now.

    1. Hope we get to see live music next year, Bob.

  7. My grandpappy used to say I could shit in one hand and wish in the other and see which one filled up faster. Of course he was only my grandpa but the saying is true and has stuck with me all these years.

    One of my highlights of 2020 has been all the free "concerts" I have attended virtually this year and I have reconnected with several bands of my youth. Before this, the last concert I went to was sometime pre-children so it has been a LONG time.

  8. Hope it all works out!
    take care, xoxo :-)

  9. Nice score, I hope it works out for you! We just cancelled our after Christmas trip we had planned a whole year ago. Ticket prices are terrible once the seller tacks on all of their fees.

  10. It will be interesting to know what those tickets are really worth when you show up with your two GA's that you know you bought for $35.

    1. It has definitely crossed my mind, Joanne.

  11. I love how listening to music on YouTube leaves to the discovery of new bands. And now I also want some whiskey.

    1. Do you have a favorite whiskey, JM?

  12. Well, I don't know that group, but I find myself singing with the Doors, "Show me the way to the next whisky bar..."


  13. Good going! Hope things are settled down by then and you get to enjoy them.


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