We went to see Willie Nelson at the Wiltern on Saturday night. Molli got me tickets for my birthday, good tickets that allowed us to stand four people back from the stage for the whole show. It was incredibly awesome. Willie is one of the greatest guitar players ever, and he took a lot of time to solo and really got into it. Of course he's a great singer and showman in general, and kept the crowd mesmerized for the entire two hour plus show. It was a true Willie Nelson and family show, with two of his sons playing with the band, Lucas Nelson on guitar and Mika Nelson on percussion. They both looked to be under 16. As someone with kids on the brain, this was especially special to me. Willie's whole band is awesome and to see them up close at a cool place like the Wiltern was a real treat. Thanks Molli!!!
posted by Greg 3:31 PM
We took Sean in for his four month checkup today and everything's going great. Sean was in a good mood and demonstrated his atheticism by kicking the crinkly paper on the table like a regular Lance Armstrong and his healthy lungs by repeated happy screams. According to the doctor, and I quote, "He's perfect." (Normaly I wouldn't include this but he said it three times. I guess that's what happens when you have a supermom.) Sean now weighs 16 pounds, 2 ounces and is 26 and 3/4 inches in length. *sob* He's our big boy!*sob*
posted by Greg 12:49 PM
Sunday, February 02, 2003
Flags are at half mast around here in mourning for the loss of the Columbia and her crew. Space exploration is among the highest and most noble endeavors of mankind, an expression of our curiosity, creativity, adaptability and perserverance. Those who gave their lives yesterday will be remembered as heroes.
Before we heard about this tragedy, the family took a trip to Malibu to see the Wayne Thiebaud exhibition at Pepperdine and have lunch on the beach. Thiebaud is one of my very favorite contemporary painters, and this is an amazing show full of masterpieces. He is known as a master of color and composition, and those talents are definately on display here. The other thing I love about his painting is his ability to find beauty in the works of man, such as cityscapes, industrial landscapes, partitioned farmland, and confectionaries. His work expresses an irrepressible joy of life and embrace of progress which is regretably absent in so much art these days. There is not a hint of cynicism or complaint, and it's like a breath of fresh air.
After the show we went to Paradise Cove and enjoyed some lunch with the seagulls.
On Friday night our friends Zack and Valerie and their daughter Lilly came over for dinner. Lilly's ten months old and very cute. Here she is rocking the piano: