Monday, November 8, 2010

This is a story all about how
My Birthday got flipped, turned upside down
So I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
And I'll tell you how Lady Danville* came and did damage repair**...

    This week I turned 26***. However, almost all of the things that were suppose to make it a good time, well, fell apart. Through no fault of my own or anyone else. My birthday was a victim of uncontrollable circumstance.

    So I decided that I should be awarded a Birthday redo.

    Birthday redo was the day after my actual birthday.**** I went to the Lady Danville/Ben Folds show...

    Oh, Lady Danville...

   These guys are so legit. They are great people who play great music. They have this indie-poppy-folky sound. Kind of like a Gustery vibe with 3 part harmonies and sometimes a ukulele. Sadly, they played a short set, but they made the most of every second. The crowd loved them. So did the roommates and I. Also, they put me on the guest list so I literally got to walk up to Will Call and say "I'm on the band's Guest List." Life goal accomplished.

    After the show, some friends and I went to The Bronx Bar, my absolute favorite bar in Detroit. Conveniently located 2 blocks from my house. Friends showered me with drinks, a favorite being the Gummy Bear shot. It was delicious and effective. Everything I look for in a drink.***** After the bar the guys of Lady Danville, Michael, Dan and Matt, came over. Couchsurfing kicks ass.

    We had a late night pasta feast and enjoyed each others company and good music. They were funny and witty and so much fun to hang out with. They jammed, we sang along, we all dinned and had intelligent conversation. I loved it. If they lived in Detroit we would invite them over all the time. In fact, they have an open invite and are welcome anytime. The morning was filled with Avalon baked goods, straight off the plane coffee from Honduras, more good music and laughs. Unfortunately, we didn't get to really show them around the city. But we're hoping they'll be back in Detroit again soon, headlining their own tour, and will give us a call.

...And that is the story of how Lady Danville saved my birthday...

Also, Ben Folds was good too. But he didn't save my birthday.

Check out Lady Danville:

* I'm pretty sure they don't capitalize the L or D in their name, but it feels so wrong to type a proper name and not capitalize it. And since it's my blog, CAPITALIZATION FOR EVERYONE!

**Not my best rhyming.

***I only cried once, so I think I handled it pretty well.

****But it was decided my birthday should and will always be celebrated on that day, since actual birthday was so unfortunate for so many people. It was an infectious disease that seeped into the lives of many.

*****Sorry, Mom.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday!

    i think i'd like them too. mostly because they're wearing cardigans in the photo. i love cardigans.

    I say we celebrate your birthday again in December.

  2. SO glad that your birthday celebration was a better the day after. Those guys are super hot just from the picture, and now I'm going to go download some of their music because one of my new obsessions is obsessing over new music.

  3. oh. instant love.

    also. im sad i wasnt there.

    maybe we can prolong the bday celebration for when i get in town. what's a month? or 2... or 5?

    listening. fabulous music. good snag. and also... adorable ;)