Old-timey bluegrassTonight Vivek and I went to a Calliope concert, this time for some straight-up bluegrass. The Del McCoury band: As impressive as their bluegrass chops was their choreography. Duos, trios, and quartets would weave in and out to harmonize around the center mic. The upright bass player would pick up his instrument and gracefully shift three feet to the right mid riff. Openers were David Long and Mike Compton - mandolin duets! It's almost too bad David Long is one of the most handsome men I have ever seen. At times I'd be too lost in reverie to pay attention to his music.
Calliope was followed by the tail end of a dinner party at Jen's house, where I knew almost no one. How delightful it is to talk with people who have grown-up jobs. Oh, and there was the pornographic play-dough.