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Well, THAT was awkward

The spouse, the kid and I ended up at a Marty Wilson Piper concert on Friday, when spouse’s friend wasn’t well enough to come with spouse. Wilson Piper’s the guitar player for an Australian band called The Church, but this tour was about his own music. The show was at the Aladdin Theatre [full disclosure: when I first moved to Portland, it was in the midst of it’s umpteenth year of showing nothing but Deep Throat.] It seats 400-500.

There were maybe 50 people in the audience. And they clamored for Church songs that required a full orchestra. Meanwhile, he’s up there with just three young ladies, only one of whom could really play a guitar with mastery.

He joked that he would get to know all of her names by the end of the night. He also plaintively asked what else was happening last night in Portland. They were uncertain of what date it was (it appears to be a grueling tour), and when informed it was Friday, they were even more chagrined.

We compensated by clapping loudly.

Read more about The Church
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The spouse, the kid and I ended up at a Marty Wilson Piper concert on Friday, when spouse’s friend wasn’t well enough to come with spouse. Wilson Piper’s the guitar player for an Australian band called The Church, but this tour was about his own music. The show was at the Aladdin Theatre [full disclosure: when I first moved to Portland, it was in the midst of it’s umpteenth year of showing nothing but Deep Throat.] It seats 400-500.

There were maybe 50 people in the audience. And they clamored for Church songs that required a full orchestra. Meanwhile, he’s up there with just three young ladies, only one of whom could really play a guitar with mastery.

He joked that he would get to know all of her names by the end of the night. He also plaintively asked what else was happening last night in Portland. They were uncertain of what date it was (it appears to be a grueling tour), and when informed it was Friday, they were even more chagrined.

We compensated by clapping loudly.

Read more about The Church <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church”</a>, and listen to a clip of their biggest hit, Under the Milky Way. I also like his song “Lullaby for the Lonesome.”
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