Pony Party, Serendipity, and Toad

Toad the Wet Sprocket, “All I Want” (probably their most popular song after “Walk on the Ocean”, which was so overplayed I wont even include it here 😉

On Saturday, my ex was supposed to pick up ‘thing 1’ around noon.  I had set my alarm for 10, but was awoken at 9 by one of the pain-in-the-ass neighborhood boys who like to have my daughter watch them do crazy stuff.  I know that sounds weird, but that’s about what happens every time they knock on the door looking for her.  That, and they eat all my apples.  But I dont think the two are related.  Anyway…

When I was awoken at 9 I turned my alarm off, but then fell back to sleep.  So I was grossly behind in getting ‘thing 1’ ready for her visit to dad’s.  And I’m anally punctual.  So I shouldnt even have been in her room shortly after noon, when the Toad the Wet Sprocket concert was announced….

My favorite Toad song…“Throw It All Away”..

Toad broke up many years ago, and I had given up all hope of seeing them perform.  Different members of the group had been known to do small club shows and perform the band’s songs…and they did a ‘party boat’ thingy over the winter, but that required a weekend commitment…a commitment I couldnt make…

So I had basically given up all hope of ever seeing them, when out of the blue the universe sends a pain-in-the-ass teenage boy to my door to make sure I turn off my alarm so I oversleep, run late getting ‘thing 1’ ready for her visit to dad’s, and hear the concert announcement on the radio..(why the universe didnt just arrange to play the commercial announcement sooner, i dont know…and i DONT ask…)

A two-fer (with a longish break between)…“Whatever I Fear” and “Fly From Heaven” (another favorite…rumored to be written from the perspective of an apostle after Jesus’ death, but not confirmed to my knowledge)

On June 11, ‘thing 2’, her dad, his partner, one of her friends, and I will be at the Trocadero in Philadelphia…and, at long last, I’ll get to see Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert.

“P.S.”

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    • RiaD on April 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    toad was/is still one of my favorites… i crank ’em up so i can hear in the garden ….they’re my gardening buddies!…& i swear the plants love them too~ one year my girl borrowed my toad(w/o asking) & i listened to different stuff that summer (arc angels, jude cole) & the garden didn’t do half as well! it might just’ve been my imagination, but somehow i don’t think so!

    please please please do another toad pony ASAP after the show….i’d LOVE to hear your impressions….

    what a lucky girl you are! serendipity INDEED!

    • Robyn on April 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    What about warhogs?

    Pressed rat and warthog

    By ginger baker and mike taylor

    Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.

    They didn’t want to; ’twas all they had got.

    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,

    And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.

    Sadly they left, telling no one goodbye.

    Pressed rat wore red jodhpurs, warthog a striped tie.

    Between them, they carried a three-legged sack,

    Went straight round the corner and never came back.

    Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.

    The bad captain madman had told them to stop

    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,

    And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.

    The bad captain madman had ordered their fate.

    He laughed and stomped off with a nautical gate.

    The gate turned into a deroga tree

    And his pegleg got woodworm and broke into three.

    Pressed rat and warthog have closed down their shop.

    They didn’t want to; ’twas all they had got.

    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,

    And pressed rat’s collection of dog legs and feet.

  1. It’s good when the universe is in alignment 😉 Hope you enjoy the concert!

    BTW, I just had to read an essay with my handle in the title 😉

  2. dreams like this CAN come true. Last summer I finally got to see the Police in concert, at Fenway Park… a night I’ll always remember. So stand up, dance in the aisles & have a blast!  

  3. Here’s the link. I wish I could give more info, but I have a client coming any minute.

    • RiaD on April 11, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    thanks again for this….

    mostly because i never knew the names to the songs!

    i just load up the player (it takes 5 cd’s)& punch the repeat all button….

    have a wondermous time! & dance one for me(throw it all away~if possible)

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