Shawn was there, with Malachi, which was pretty cool, since we haven't seen him in a while; also Christie. But! The more specialer part was that Wally Pleasant was singing there!
I had not heard his music before, though several in our crowd recommend it, and it turns out that he is a super-cool folk singer type guy who sings amusing little ditties about not much in particular. He *RAWKS* (in this totally acoustic kind of way).
So we had a lot of fun, and he had us write lyrics for a special birthday song for Karen & Rose, which he sang. There was a line about "they're both cool, but watch out or you'll get a Modern Bride in the no-no spot", and Alice wrote a line that Wally rendered as "and did I mention that they're both-- I can't sing that! I'll just spell it, I guess," but I think the best one was "Chris is Rosemary's husband, and he can't think of anything to write, 'cause he's a butt," because that became the chorus of the song. "He's a butt, he's a butt, butt butt butt-butt butt."
I bought a CD. I almost got Songs About Stuff, but ended up going with Music for Nerds & Perverts, which is the new one, and I think my favorite song is "I Wanna Rock You To Death". Wally signed it: "Hi Beemer & Jerry -- Thanks for letting me know about the burrito" because we told him where the Chipotle was that we got dinner from.
I like funny folk singers, especially when they are also nice people.
Oh, there was also cake. Yummy cake.
I like funny folk singers, especially when they're