Pleasures, that is. Tonight I’m going to see Anne Murray here in Ames with my folks. And that’s no April Fools joke either. My wife wasn’t interested and my daughter’s just a little bit too young to take to something like that, although I have no doubt that she’d like the music. I have no idea what Anne Murray is going to sing in concert — whether it’ll be a collection of her hits from the 70s and 80s or if it’ll be all standards or what. Hopefully, she’ll do just like Olivia Newton-John did at her concert that we saw last fall — know she’s a nostalgia act and play it for every penny it’s worth.
I have a rather odd history with Anne Murray. It all started when we were on vacation one summer and my mom and dad played Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits in the van over and over again. I remember liking the song “Broken Hearted Me’ — most likely because it was a bit on the dramatic side and appealed to the four in me. So anyway, I was away at college, my freshman year at Iowa State right here in Ames, and I venture to say that I was the only 18 year old male on the campus listening to Anne Murray on my Walkman. I would dare anyone to out-geek that. I do remember how my friend Kelly always used to ask me if “A Little Good News” was on that tape, which sadly, it was not.
I’ll be sure to write a full report of the concert here later tonight.
Now I’m off to see if any of Madonna’s tour dates are leaking this weekend — they’re set to be announced on Monday!!