Friday, April 25, 2014

Ivan John Fay

Granddad & I 1974

Amy & I with Granddad & Nanna Fay Xmas 2007

b 29 August 1922
d 24 April 2014
Aged 91

Survived by his wife of 66 years
Irene (Gigg) Fay

his children
Garry Fay (deceased)
Suzanne Pittman
Lindsay Fay
Margaret Hutch

his grandchildren
Joanne Pittman
Michael Fay
Shayne Hutch
Grant Pittman
Luke Fay
Kelly Sheargold
Holly Fay

and his great-grandchildren
Erin Cooper
Brooke Pittman
Hayley Cooper
Daniel Cooper
Kody Pittman
Dylan Fay
Ethan Fay
Riley Pittman
Leila Brown
Indiana Cummings
Lucy Sheargold
Jayden Pittman
Barrett Hutch
Leland Hutch
Max Sheargold

ANZAC Day will always be my day with you.  I wish you met my boys on more than Skype.  

Rest In Peace Granddad Fay

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weezer @ The Fillmore

This is really out of the blue.  No album to promote (yet) but here is Charlotte.  Not that I'm complaining.

Amy & I decided we'd take a rare night out together to see if Weezer can still put on a good show.  And yes they can.  No opening act and not a lot of people - we unaggressively had a spot close to he stage on the side.  But the band were in form, if not interactive, from the get go.

It was one great song after another with only the new Back To The Shack the only song I didn't know in the 1st half, though it could easily be a pick off the Blue Album.  Once again (something I've said before at Weezer shows) a relatively short set, which finished on a short high of Blur's Song 2.

Buddy Holly, Hash Pipe & The Good Life (My favorite Weezer song) were my highlights and the band stated they were finishing up a new album and would be back in town in September to premiere some of those songs.  Hope I get to see it.

My Name Is Jonas / Hash Pipe / Perfect Situation / Troublemaker / The Good Life / Surf Wax America / Island In The Sun / Beverly Hills / Dope Nose / Back To The Shack / Say It Ain't So / (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To / Pork & Beans / Undone - The Sweater Song / Photograph / Song 2 (Blur cover)
Encore: Memories / Buddy Holly

The Crap Facts:
This is my 372nd concert.
This is my 7th concert at The Fillmore.
This is my 22nd concert in Charlotte.
This is my 23rd concert in North Carolina.
This is my 179th concert in the USA.
This is my 4th Weezer concert.