This week I'm sort of caught in the middle of a pretty cool stretch.
Wednesday night, I attended the Porcupine Tree show at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. Look for a review of that next week.
This morning, I attended Media Day at Cedar Point to ride the new coaster, Maverick. Look for that story in today's issue.
Next week, on June 9, I'm making another trip to Michigan this time to the DTE Energy Music Theatre to see Stevie Nicks with Chris Isaak. I'm not a huge fan of either artist, but my wife likes Stevie Nicks so we're making the journey.
Then comes the biggie.
On June 12, I'm flying to Atlanta. It's a good thing my dad flies a lot because he was able to snag me a discounted airline ticket.
Rush opens the 2007 world tour at Atlanta's HiFi Buys Amphitheatre on June 13. Rush band members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have all said this tour's set list will consist of plenty of songs from the new CD, "Snakes & Arrows," but also some tracks from the back catalog that haven't been played for a long time or never played live at all. Now, that sounds good.
I'll admit, I drove all the way to Nashville, Tenn. for Rush's 2004 tour opener and the set list that night was a bit too similar to the 2002 "Vapor Trails" set list. I've got a feeling things will be different this time.
In totally unrelated news, I saw "Spider-Man 3" at the Star View drive-in theater a couple weeks back.
First, it's good the Star View is open for another season. I enjoy going there.
"Spider-Man 3" was good, but was not "Spider-Man 2," which is the best comic-book movie I've ever seen.
"Spider-Man 3" almost had too much character development, if that is possible. I'm a story guy, but wished there was more action in the new Spidey film. I wanted to see more of the Sand Man.
And I can't stand Topher Grace.
In some surprising news, "Music & Lyrics," starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore was quite good.
I enjoy early '80s music it's when I grew up and this movie, especially the first 30 minutes, takes me back. It's no secret I'm a Hugh Grant fan. Sometimes Drew Barrymore annoys me, but not too much this time around.
The movie is fluff, but good fluff.