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It turns out you can’t go to everything

Try as I might to rework my schedule, it looks like I will miss the Saliva concert at the Knitting Factory.

“Live at Eastern Washington University”

You've heard of “Live at the Fillmore” or “Live at Red Rocks.”

But how about this?

What’s your favorite Van Halen song?

I've always liked “Just Like Paradise,” but I think, technically, that's a Davd Lee Roth song.

In any event, I don't like it $175 worth.

Before turning in last night, I read a lovely and generous New York Times piece on a Beach Boys concert (which included Brian Wilson). I revere their legacy as much as the next guy. Probably more. But after reading that and seeing Carolyn Lamberson's tweet this morning about Van Halen coming here, I found myself wondering if that whimsical Society for Advancement of Time stll exists.

Maybe the founders gave up when they realized it isn't just baby boomers who like to remember.

Loud concerts and hearing loss

“Let's just say that thanks to George Thorogood and Neil Young my husband and I have great appreciation of closed captioning on TV,” wrote Sandy Tarbox.

“Years ago we saw George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers at the Opera House (loudest concert ever performed there). When we came out of the concert a local radio station kept the enthusiasm going by playing even more Thorogood. We rocked out all the way back to Post Falls.

“Next morning my husband gets in his car to go to work, turns on the engine and nearly blew himself out of the car with the volume of the stereo. Apparently our ears were so numb after the show we had the radio cranked up a little bit for the trip home.”  

Attending concerts that impaired hearing

“In the late '80s, Dana and I attended an Oingo Boingo concert at the Union Station in Seattle,” wrote my friend Vince Eberly. “It was an old train station that was made of marble. Everything bounced around so much, and even Danny Elfman, the lead singer, said it was like playing in a toilet bowl. Dana says her hearing didn't come back for three days.”

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