Monday, November 16, 2009

Cranberries / Griffin House

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - November 14, 2009.
Griffin House opened for the Cranberries. I have to say I was very impressed and I don't say that all too often about an opening band. Well he's not really a band, but a solo act. He has some great music. The acoustics could have been a little better (although it might have been the position of one of the speakers in relation to my left ear). He talked about pulling into Hampton Beach on the tour bus and what a ghost town it was. Picture a strip along the beach with businesses all boarded up. It really made me think about it -- what November is like at the beach to anyone not from the area. I can just imagine what it must have felt like to them. A scene from a Dean Koontz book where the tour bus of a famous band is hi-jacked and brought to this deserted area. Held for ransom. They must have wondered how the place would possibly fill up that night without a soul in sight. Of course it was a sold-out show.

Dolores puts on a great show. It had been 15 years since I had seen the Cranberries. She hadn't changed a bit nor had her voice. The energy was still there. I think it had also been 15 years since my husband had attended any concert. Luckily every time I looked at him he looked like he was really enjoying the show. It was amazing how the crowd was older. Thinking about it, if someone was 25 on their last tour, they would now be forty. Yikes! Dolores would have been only 23 the last time they toured and now is 38? Yikes, again! I hope we see another reunion tour in 15 years. (Wow - 2024?)


Monday, November 9, 2009

Natural Healthy Concepts

I placed an order for vitamins last week with this company for the first time and it arrived today. I'm very impressed!!! I will definitely do business with them again.

KitchenAid Grinder

I purchased a KitchenAid food grinder attachment a couple months ago for my stand mixer. I was having a hard time finding ground sirloin, so I decided I would occasionally grind my own. With the recent outbreak of e.coli and at least one death in New Hampshire, I've decided I'm not buying any more commercially ground beef.

Back to the subject...I love the grinder. It attaches to the mixer and works like a charm. It is necessary to put the bowl onto something to raise it up, but that is not a big deal. A pair of food-service gloves, a package of on-sale sirloin and I'm in business!

Oh ya, and BTW, after washing the parts, I dip them in a sink full of water and a small amount of bleach, then I wash again (since bleach is corrosive) ... just in case.

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