Thursday, July 17, 2008

Some things in life are just too awesome

One of those "things" happens to be Mr. Raul Malo. Last night the DH and I made our way to the Coach House in SJC for his show. We arrived early and stood in line for about 45 minutes. That was unnecessary as we had dinner reservations so our seats were the same if we had arrived at 5 or 8. But the thrill of seeing Raul Malo made me get there early and it was worth it as we got to see/hear him warming up for a sound check. Wow. Anyway, we had dinner, couple of drinks, suffered through the opening band (who shall remain nameless) and then at 9:30 Raul came on stage.

I do not know how to describe this man. To say he is attractive is an understatement. To say he has charisma doesn't do him justice. To say he can play guitar like no other seems to short-change him. To say he can sing seems to be an insult. The man is amazing. I tried very hard to capture some pics for you. We had great seats, but there was a lesbian lovefest/birthday party table in front of us and although the security asks that you don't stand up and block everyone else's view with your mansized body, they did anyway.

Obviously these pics taken with my phone are horrible, but it was the best I could do. He played so well. I kept thinking while listening/watching him play guitar that I wish Birdman could have been there because I know he would have appreciated the talent. Every song he sang I knew by heart. I think the DH was surprised that I knew the words to even the Spanish lyrics, but I'll let you guys in on a little secret if you promise not to tell him. When I was 19 and in college in Mexico City I had a prof named Raul _ . I lost my virginity to Raul that summer. The songs I heard last night are just a sampling of the music I came to know and love. I think my favorite of the night was "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You." I found this clip of the song on YouTube. You can see how much he loves what he does. Enjoy!


birdman said...

you sure do love yourself the Malo!!! I am glad you had such a great time!!! party on!!!!

the mama said...

looks like you had a great time!!