Sunday, June 04, 2006

Stone Cold Yesterday*

The Connells
The Connells

Remember these guys?

Well, I do, fondly - and apparently I am not alone.

Last night, Bubba, Schecky and I wandered over to a neighboring neighborhood's SummerFest for the express purpose of attending a performance by The Connells, a band that Bubba and I both remember with affection from our college years.

There was enough of a crowd that the performers could feel proud, yet it was not so crowded as to be uncomfortable. Or to worry about people trampling the Scheckster.
It was a funny crowd though... I would say the vast majority of attendees were within a few years (on either side) of their mid-30's. (Present company included....) And a good 70% had kids with them. It would seem that The Connells have a very specific fan base.

They did a lovely job of pandering to the mid-to-late 80's/early 90's fan base by playing several of their big hits** of the era, interspersed with newer stuff that I was not familiar with, but still enjoyed.

A short bit ago, GeekyMom mentioned something on her blog about a mixtape (wow - "mixtape" - does that date me, or what????) that I made for her when we were in college. I can't say for sure, but I'm willing to bet I put some Connells on it...

*Sorry - couldn't resist.
Yesterday, however, was not Stone Cold. In fact, it was a balmy, perfect high-70 degrees with a slight breeze. In short, it was a stone cold perfect night for being outdoors and listening to one of my favorite jangle pop bands from back in the day....

**Follow this link for full length audio clips! How much does that rock???


jennifer said...

oh man i love the connells and i'm 33 go figure!

The Caretaker said...

Everybody I knew was into them back in the day. But, I was never a fan. Now that I listen to some of those mp3s, "Slackjawed" sounds very familiar.
That's cool that they're still out there playing.