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Wild At Heart

Had a great Thanksgiving. Went out for a buffet at Terry Hills Golf Club which included not just turkey with the fixings but lamb w/mint jelly, seafood stuffed mushrooms and a multitude of pies. Still appreciating that mint jelly and mushrooms. Yummmm!!! While not a hugh fan of the idea of stores open on Thanksgiving, I did stop by CVS with my dad to take advantage of a few sales and saved about 66% which is't a bad deal. I do like the idea of stores being open on the holiday and allowing their workers a day to decompress esp knowing how crazy Black Friday can be and the upcoming shopping season. Since the CVS was in a small town, there was almost nobody else in the store but it did feel kind of weird. Considering all the online shopping one can do, I hope that stores will decide not to keep open the physical stores on the holiday and just focus on the online market.

Was excited my girlfriend Cyndi Lauper is among the nominees for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame along with John Mellencamp, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, Cat Stevens, Ray Davies, Donovan, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Sade and Madonna among others. I think Page/Plant is a given for all their Led Zeppelin classics but the rest of the list seems to be pretty even though I think Cyndi has a good chance. She has written a lot of her own material and with Grammy nods for her last few albums and a Tony victory for Kinky Boots by becoming the first solo woman to win for composing a score. Still, with only two getting in and my feeling Page/Plant as being a lock, that other spot will be tough getting past Davies or Donovan, but maybe that Tony win will put her over the top. We'll find out in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, here are a few shows worth checking out around town:

Tuesday (12/03) - Frontier Ruckus @ the Crofoot

Wednesday (12/04) - Hot Tuna @ the Ark, Animal Collective @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

Thursday (12/05) - English Beat @ Magic Bag, Rick Springfield @ MotorCity Sound Board

Friday (12/06) - All That Remains @ the Crofoot

Saturday (12/07) - California Guitar Trio @ Music Box, Citizen Smile @ PJs Lager House