10 Things I Learned From Seeing The Eagles in Concert

Posted by The G on November 9, 2013 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Glenn Frey, Don Henley

Glenn Frey, Don Henley

I went to see The Eagles on November 8, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York for the first of 3 sold out shows.  Here are 10 insights I gleaned from watching the show.

1. Eagles fans have not aged well.  There were not many young people at the show and it was sort of depressing to see so many obese fans with canes trying to squeeze into the seats.

2. The Eagles have a lot of good songs.  They played a lot of them too including Tequila Sunrise, Witchy Woman, Lyin Eyes, Those Shoes, Hotel California, In The City, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, Desperado.

3. Having met Don Henley and Glenn Frey and knowing what motherfucking horrible miserable bastard assholes they are towards fans, every time they tried to say “Thanks” or show gratitude at the show, I knew 100% they were lying and I hoped a lighting rig would fall on them.

4. Joe Walsh was the highlight of the show.  He played a few scorching guitar solos that brought smiles to my face.

5. Pre-recorded video messages by Henley and Frey to introduce certain songs were horrifyingly cheesy.

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

6. The loudest applause of the entire night was when Madison Square Garden got the video screens in the cheap seats to work about 7 songs into the concert.

7. After this show, there are very few living legends I have not seen in concert.

8. Despite looking a little worse for wear, the Eagles still sounded great.

9. The show should have been called the “We Want Your Cash Tour.”

10. While happy that I saw the Eagles to “cross them off my list of experiences I want to have in this life,” I will never see them again.

The Eagles - Timothy B Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh

The Eagles – Timothy B Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh

The set list was:

Saturday Night/ Train Leaves Here In The Morning /  Peaceful Easy Feeling / Witchy Woman / Doolin’ Dalton / Tequila Sunrise / Doolin’ Dalton – Desperado (Reprise) / Already Gone / The Best of My Love / Lyin’ Eyes / One of these Nights / Take It To The Limit.

Break.

Pretty Maids All In A Row / I Can’t Tell You Why / New Kid In Town / Love Will Keep us Alive / Heartache Tonight / In The City / Life’s Been Good / The Long Run / Funk #49 / Life In The Fast Lane

Encore:

Hotel California

Encore 2:

Take it Easy / Rocky Mountain Way / Desperado

Sir Roger Moore Discusses “Bond On Bond” at the Player’s Club

Posted by The G on November 9, 2012 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore

My favorite 007, Sir Roger Moore was in New York last night (November 8, 2012) to discuss his new coffee table book “Bond on Bond” at the Players Club.  Looking elegant as ever, Sir Roger told us how he got cast as James Bond – unbeknownst to him at the time, 007 producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli was one of his gambling buddies.  He had kind words to speak about his 007 co-stars, Bond Girls and did a spot on Sean Connery accent.  He mentioned that it was an honor to be name checked in the Amy Winehouse song “You Know I’m No Good” and he also mentioned that he wants to play a Bond villain (please Danjaq, make that happen!) because he said “they get to deliver all the good lines and they don’t have to show up on the set every day.”  Sir Roger also said that his favorite 007 film is “Diamonds Are Forever” which is interesting in that he is not in it.

Sir Roger Moore and Geoffrey Dicker

Sir Roger Moore and Geoffrey Dicker

I had the chance to tell Sir Roger about a former job of mine where I worked at MGM Studios managing the James Bond film library for global television sales and he both thought that was fascinating and also thanked me for my hard work.  My pleasure Sir Roger, and it was really awesome to meet you again!

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