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Katy Perry at the BOK Center

With Heather at Katy Perry #concert #katyperry #oldestonehere

Heather and I went to see Katy Perry at the BOK Center here in Tulsa Monday night. We get lots of really nice concerts here in Tulsa and they are mainly on weeknights because the big popular guys and gals like to spend the weekends in the big cities where I guess they can make more money.

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Anywho here we were at the concert late Monday night along with half the areas teenage and pre-teenage girls and their moms. Including our next door neighbor’s teenage daughter who sat right in front of us. We each pretended to act like we didn’t see the other.

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I bet that there were lots of tired grumpy girls in class on Tuesday!! The concert didn’t let out until 11:30. That was late,even for me.

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Anyway Katy Perry sang, and danced, and changed costumes, and then sang, and danced, and changed costumes again.

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She sang loud and she sang soft, she sang while standing on the stage, laying on the stage and sitting on thrones.

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She even sang wearing a cat suit.

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And she sang while wearing a birthday suit (fully clothed of course, she is very classy)

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Her guitarists flew through the air. I missed the shot where the guitars shot flame. Darn!!

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She sang while adjusting her costume.

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Did I mention something about flying through the air?

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Oh yes, and she sang on a horse.

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And she sang to everybody. She has quite the connection with the audience. That is what I like the connection. She can do it. Not quite like Michael Buble and Taylor Swift (nobody connects with her fans like Taylor Swift!) but Katy puts on a great show.

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Now lets switch over the other people. This guy with the Murse is Katy Perry’s father Keith Hudson. He is a preacher!! He has a blog and made a very interesting post about meeting President Obama at the White House. Check it out!!

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And I’m sorry, if you are taking a selfie, then I get to take a picture also. Its one of Newton’s laws of selfies. Something about for every photo taken then an equal an opposite photo must be taken. So I’m just representing the balance of nature.

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I know this is a cute couple.  I hope they don’t get mad. I don’t know why they would.

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Ah, yes, well, ahem. Okay

Here is a little youtube of Katy. She really is quite talented and comes across as very grounded.

And of course the set list. Gotta have the set list.

All in all, one of the better concerts we’ve been to in the last few years.

So, what do you think of Katy Perry?

Song-Ography – All You Need is Love by the Beatles

“All You Need Is Love” 
Written by: Gary Glitter, Paul Mccartney, Mike Leander, John Lennon

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

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There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

Untitled

Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

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Yesterday (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Oh yeah! (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)

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Heart in Concert – Ann and Nancy Wilson at The Joint

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(Sorry about the photo’s I did my best!)

Last Thursday, the day before V Day Heather and I with some friends went to see Heart at The Joint here in Tulsa. Ann and Nancy Wilson gave the crowd a great performance. They played their hits from the 70’s and 80’s and some Led Zeppelin covers. They sounded wonderful and were very lively.

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I think everybody left satisfied. I hope they decide to come back. Check out their website here.

They didn’t play Stairway to Heaven here in Tulsa but they played it on television not too long ago. Check them out.

Have you been to a good concert lately.

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Song-ography – Bare Naked Ladies Edition – “If I Had A Million Dollars”

Well, this is a good way to increase my Google search rating. Every perv in the world is going to be hitting on this post but I don’t have what they are looking for. The Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian Band and they have some really good offbeat ironic songs, many of them are hilarious. This week Song-ography’s prompt is the Barenaked Ladies “If I Had a Million Dollars.” Song-ography is fun meme that comes out on Sundays hosted by Kath at You’ll Shoot Your Eyes Out where you try to match up photographs with songs. It is a lot of fun!

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you a house
I would buy you a house

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(Sorry Sweetie, a million dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to. You have to admit though the view is great.)

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Id buy you furniture for your house
Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman

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(Or how about a good deal on a wood stove. You know using wood warms you twice.)

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you a K-Car
A nice reliant automobile
And if I had a million dollars, Id buy your love

Towmater from Cars Animated Movie
(I know it doesn’t look that great Sweetie but it runs great and has good rubber.)

If I had a million dollars
Id build a tree-fort in our yard
If I had a million dollars you could help
It wouldnt be that hard

Meet my cousin's #trees Melvin Barker #dellrapids #southdakota
(I’d like to build you a tree fort but the tree is not cooperating.)

If I had a million dollars
Maybe we could put a little tiny fridge
In there somewhere
We could just go up there and hang out

Like open the fridge and stuff
And thered all be foods laid out for us
Like little pre-wrapped sausages and things

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(I promise, once I get the oven working, I’ll start on the fridge. I mean right after I write a post about fixing the oven.)

They have pre-wrapped sausages
But they dont have pre-wrapped bacon
Well, can you blame them?
Yeah

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you a fur a coat
But not a real fur coat, thats cruel

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(Well, the bare chested PETA girls that came to town last year don’t really like fur coats, or soooo they sayyyyyy!)  (This photo is for the pervs that showed up looking for one thing and decided to stay for a while. You guys can go now.)

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you an exotic pet
Yep, like a llama or an emu

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(How about a centipede, we already have too many big critters in the house.)

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you John Merricks remains
All them crazy elephant bones
And if I had a million dollars Id buy your love

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If I had a million dollars
We wouldnt have to walk to the store
If I had a million dollars
Wed take a Limousine cause it costs more

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(Well you know it is colorful. Problem is that the color, symbol, and slogan are probable causes for everything from conspiracy to jaywalking on up.)

If I had a million dollars
We wouldnt have to eat Kraft dinner
But we would eat Kraft dinner

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(Or a foot long coney, the PETA girls wouldn’t want that either, or sooo theyyyy sayyy!!! Remaining pervs can leave now. Please!!)

Of course we would, wed just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
Thats right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups

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(That is as fancy as it gets around here.)

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you a green dress
But not a real green dress, thats cruel

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(I mean really, who wears green dresses? Green is not even a color, its a mixture of colors.)

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you some art
A Picasso or a Garfunkel

Sugar for the Trail
(How do you like it Sweetie! Isn’t it grand! We’ll put it by the television, yes in our house. Uh uh, yes the living room. What do you mean return it? It’s a work of art! A million bucks doesn’t get you a Picasso anymore Sweetie!)

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, Id buy you a monkey
Havent you always wanted a monkey?
If I had a million dollars Id buy your love

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(Uh, well yeah, he might could fix the oven faster than I am, but I bet you that he doesn’t have a blog. What do you mean that that is a big plus?)

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Id be rich

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(Hey, I am rich without the million dollars)

Songwriters: Ed Robertson, Steven Page

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Song-ography – Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me”

“Lean On Me” by Bill Withers

“Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow”

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(SuperPizzaBoy, Sweetie, and Yogi horsing around at Orange Beach earlier this summer.)

“Lean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on”

Growing up “Lean on Me” was one of those songs always in the background and wore very well. I never got tired of it but I never thought much about it either. It was just a great basic song that was part of my life.

Song-ography is a meme sponsored by Kathy at You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out. She has a different song every week that you use as a theme for your post and you link in Sunday Morning. Check it out.

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Brady District Art Crawl

Friday night the Yogi’s decided to get out and do something besides watch the old boob tube.

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We went to Brady District just north of downtown Tulsa for the First Friday Art Crawl.

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We saw all sorts of art in museums and galleries.

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A lot of it was fun. We met a few acquaintances and chatted. It was fun.

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I found some reflective stuff and I captured Sweetie and SuperPizzaBoy. I cut off my own son’s head. That is awfull!! That’s okay though, he’s at that age where he’ll grow a new one overnight. You can see me in the pic above if you can figure out where to look.

# photographer #picturetaker #philbrookmuseum #bradydistrict #tulsa #oklahoma

At the Philbrook Museum’s new Brady District facility I saw my new avatar. It is a work of art and I am sure that I’m violating several laws but this is already my new facebook profile pic. Speaking of facebook, why are we not friends yet? I’m running out of people to unfriend me.

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We finished up listening to a Jazz Band play some “slow burners” as they called him. The music was as happy as the musicians were. 

Great times!!

Chris Isaak at The Joint at Hard Rock Casino

Thursday night for Sweetie and I ventured out to the Cherokee Tribe’s Hard Rock Casino in the Tulsa suburb of Catoosa to see Chris Isaak play at The Joint. The Casino’s very nice (and non smoking) music venue.

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I’ve had a passing interest in Isaak’s music for years. There is nothing like seeing a performer live to making  one a fan.

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Isaak’s voice is strong and clear, his band is very tight (He said that they have been playing together for 27 years.) It wasn’t long before Isaak had the audience dancing in the aisles.

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And up on the stage! He kept trying to shoo the ladies over to the bass player.

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Some of the women who couldn’t dance were updating their status.

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Sweetie and I were talking about what kind of music that Isaak plays. We decided that he has rockabilly influences.

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I found him to be very funny. He was fully of self depracating droll one liners. Plus he took lots of shots at his band especially the bass player.

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The music was great, the Joint’s acoustics were perfect. It was a perfect concert.

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And it featured the world’s biggest blowup doll. I mean if you like that sort of thing.

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He sang and played the guitar for over one and a half hours.

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It seemed like ten minutes.

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I strongly recomend seeing him live. I understand that PBS is televising one of his shows. I’m going to watch it. If Sweetie will let me have the remote one of these days.

(Fair warning, the following video is almost R rated)

Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart at the BOK Center in Tulsa

Wednesday night Sweetie and headed downtown. The first stop was the penthouse bar at the Mayo Hotel for drinks.

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And then on over to the BOK Center, my employer was nice enough to give us tickets to see Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart together. I had had never thought of them belonging together but you know they both had their peak in the that brief time between  rock and roll and disco (ughhhhhh).

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Stevie Nicks opened up and sang eleven songs including several Fleetwood Mac Songs like “Dreams” and “Gold Dust Woman.”

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Everybody was commenting on the drummers hair. Maybe he has been on the road too long. What do you think?

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Ms. Nicks also sang a haunting “Soldier’s Angel” based on her visit to Walter Reed hospital several years ago.

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I saw Fleetwood Mac  in the early 1980’s when I lived in Houston. One thing I remembered was the onstage dressing room she had. Well she has a fancier version now.

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I used to think that she had only one song, “Rhiannon” and not much range to her voice. Well I decided a long time ago that she is what she is.

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She brought a shawl out and twirled about with it. She said it was from an early 80’s MTV music video.

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I am not going to be rude and say how old she is. She still looks and sounds great.

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Stevie Nicks Set List

Next up was Rod Stewart. Stevie Nicks was sultry and seducing. Rod was sassy and fully of energy.

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He brought a large band with him and they did great, especially his violin player.

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And his saxophonist.  I guess that the guy who sings “Hot Legs” would want short dresses on his musicians.

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Not that I noticed.

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He opened up with “Love Train” and went right through his hits, “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna be Allright)”, and eneded with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”.

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A surprising number of his songs are covers, don’t matter.

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His backup singers were pretty good, and also had short dresses.

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He brought the Tulsa Strings out to accompany on a few songs. A nice local touch.

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This being Oklahoma and all somebody threw their hat on stage. Mr. Stewart wore it, cooties and all.

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He is getting kind of old also but he kicked a bunch of soccer balls into the stands. He is good at it.

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A great time was had by all!!

Rod Stewart Set List