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So, on Thursday the hubby and I took the afternoon off and after a quick nap I drove us to Athens to see Butch Walker and the Black Widows at the 40 Watt Club. This was... well, spur of the moment really. We decided to go and planned everything within a week which is not our usual deal. Most of the time we've got things planned way in advance. However, I received Butch's new album, The Spade, in the mail after winning it from a Tumblr contest (I had to enter a picture of someone in the 80s. Unfortunately all my pictures are in my sister's attic, so Adam obliged and gave me this one:



My hubby's the Ape. I love him so.)

ANYWAY. I've been following Butch for a long time. I started listening to his first band, Southgang, in the early 90s when their album Tainted Angel came out. I didn't even realize that Marvelous 3 was Butch and two other members of Southgang until much much later. I think it was when my best friend Wendi introduced me to their song, Vampires in Love. You might know Marvelous 3. They are kind of considered a one-hit wonder. Freak of the Week was their hit. It's a good song. Butch is a great songwriter. His songs have only gotten better and better. He's written songs (or produced albums) for Pink, P!ATD, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Weezer and many others.

So, Athens. It was... mind-blowingly good. The show kicked so much ass. Butch owned that stage and the bar and... holy shit. It was just an all around fantastic show. Adam liked Butch ok, but I think after seeing him perform live that Adam is nearly as big a fan as I am. I made a MP3 cd for my car of all of Butch's albums and it's just been on rotate since Thursday. And now I'm going to link to some Youtube videos so you can see Butch's awesomeness for yourself. I'm seeing if I can swing another of his shows before he heads oversees but I don't think it's going to happen. Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Raleigh are all long trips and I have very little vacation time. But it would be so worth it. Oh I know he'll be back. Atlanta's his hometown. I just want to see him again and meet him.

Oh and I've planned some tattoos based on Butch's music and Counting Crows music. Whether I'll actually be brave enough to get them, I have no idea. But ... I think I might.

Anyway!!!!!!! Youtube video awesomeness of Butch.

Pretty Melody - Butch performed this last Thursday and it was fantastic! This video is goofy and also features members of P!ATD as ninja warriors.



BEXXY! You are a P!ATD fan still, right? You'll get a kick out of this video if you haven't seen it already:



And if you want to know what Marvelous 3 was like:



And from his new album, The Spade:



And last but certainly not least:

Music:: Bullet Belt - Butch Walker
Mood:: 'happy' happy

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