…I still love No Doubt. I have loved them since I was 8 years old and first heard “Spiderwebs” in my dad’s pickup truck and he pressed a $5 bill into my little hand and told me to go buy the single. And I have continued to love them throughout the years of eclectic albums, Gwen’s solo career, and my Reel Big Fish and English Beat phases.
So I was thrilled to be able to see them live for the second time in my life last week in Darien Center, NY with my little sister. We had amazing seats, and I am lucky I brought my camera along (and that they were allowed – back in the old days when I was an avid concert goer I used to have to hide my camera in my bra!) so that I was able to capture some of it to share and remember.
After the jump are some of my favorite shots that I got from the concert (click the thumbnails to enlarge). I’m embarrassed to admit that they’re mostly of Gwen – and I even managed to snag a paparazzo-esque photo of little Kingston too!
There’s also a video that I put together of clips from different songs throughout their set – bear with the audio quality, it’s better in some spots than others. You can download the original video file here, if you’d like to view it larger.
Enjoy – do well, and doubt not!
As mentioned in the newsletter, MarriageNY.com is a really great resource for those who want to make an impact on New York’s senators and help to get the Marriage Fairness Bill passed.
There are only 3 days in the legislature session left – if you haven’t already, please call or write to your senator now and tell them that you believe in marriage equality. You can also show your support for the Marriage Fairness Bill on Twitter and Facebook.
In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday I thought I’d re-post a piece I wrote that my old friends Em & Lo published last year when they were still blogging at Daily Bedpost. To both of my dads – Dad and Tom, and to all of the other feminist fathers out there – Happy Father’s Day!
When I was little, my father read me a book from his childhood, Friday the Arapaho Indian by A.M. Anderson. I heard the “true story” of a young Native American girl named Friday and her historical adventures. But if you’ve ever read Anderson’s book, you’ll know what I discovered when I was much older and my dad confessed the truth: Friday the Indian was a boy…
But, I do have an excuse: I’ve been really busy! And while I have plenty of posts brewing in my head (and in my WordPress dashboard), I haven’t had the time to sit down and fully flesh them out yet (with the exception of this pathetic excuse for an explanation of my absence).
So, just be assured that more Cephaloblog posts are on their way in the very near future. In the mean time, entertain yourself with this adorable photo of my beloved cat, Pepper, viciously attacking a squid (she is the squid hunter – Pepp has been engaged in the lengthy process of slowly tearing this squid apart for months).
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The MarriageNY website tells you what you can do in a few seconds, minutes, or hours to help make marriage equality happen in NY. This includes following the campaign on Facebook and Twitter, sending a letter (or an online fax) to or calling your Senator, and volunteering at Pride events in your area. You can also view videos from all sorts of different couples and families on why they believe in marriage equality. I’ve included some of my favorites after the jump, as well as another commercial from the Empire State Pride Agenda.
If you haven’t already, please check out MarriageNY.com and help in the fight for marriage fairness.