Dana Little at the Nightlight

While the sad news still hasn’t completely sunk in, but I was able to lift my spirits up by going to see Dana Little (of Late Tuesday) at the Nightlight Lounge. I had never been to this Bellingham venue but I really liked it. It was well set-up I think. Matt Novak (and band) opened. They were pretty good, I especially enjoyed the mandolin and upright bass. Kelly Jones was second up and I thought her sound was great as well. Finally, Dana was up. David Plenkovich on drums backed her up. It was a highly enjoyable (is it ever not?) set that included a number of new songs, so that was awesome. All in all, a lovely evening.

Some video clips (PLEASE NOTE: large files sizes):

  • Apart (.mpg file, 23.7 MB)
  • Don’t Get Around Much Any More (a Duke Ellington cover) (.mpg file, 18.1 MB)
  • I Do (.mpg file, 31.4 MB)
  • Trial and Error (.mpg file, 21.8 MB)
  • For more pictures, music, lyrics, and video clips, check out my Late Tuesday page. Dana has also finally set up a MySpace page, so visit her there and say hi!

    For all of you down in Seattle, Dana will be playing at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard on Thursday at 9:00pm ($5). Not only will Kelly Jones be opening (along with a band called Jubilee), but Gabe Archer (of Pale Pacific) will be singing WITH Dana! That will be a cool show! I can’t be there, so YOU should!

    As an aside: I ran into Glenn, a Young Life guy that works with Leann, at the show and got to talk to him about the Young Life middle school group. It was good to hear a bit more about what they do. Hopefully I can meet with their director soon and start heping out there. I think that would be a good thing for me to do.

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    1. October 5th, 2006 at 07:17 | #1

      Gettign into volunteering? Middle school/high school kids are a riot. My fav age group is definitely middle schoolers. HS’ers seem to think they’re cooler than me and I can’t have that ;)

      Young Life is interesting. I hope it’s more serious and God-centered in your area than it was in my hometown. My only impressions of it were bad, but that could be because of poor leadership or something :)

    2. October 5th, 2006 at 07:59 | #2

      Matt, I just noticed that one of MY favourite groups are coming to Bellingham… http://www.thewailinjennys.com/tour.aspx
      Maybe they can help ease the pain of your favourite groups change…

      They’re amazing.

    3. October 5th, 2006 at 13:13 | #3

      Cool, thanks for the info Andrea! I guess I will have to check them out!

      Julia, I love the middle school age (which is why I want to be a middle school teacher). I think at that age they can start actually taking real interest in things (and understand them) and really start to make things their own. High school can be okay too, but I usually agree with you, they often just think they are too cool for their own good.

      Young Life is interesting. I hope it’s more serious and God-centered in your area than it was in my hometown. My only impressions of it were bad

      My experiences were exactly the same (which has been part of my reservations in helping out). When I went, it was where the “cool kids” went, but it didn’t even really seem to be crucial to have a relationship with Christ. What I have seen so far with the groups up here has caused my perceptions about YoungLife quite a bit. Firstly, the staff and leaders have a real passion for God and for kids and that they would come to have a relationship with Christ. Not that the leaders didn’t when I was growing up, but I definitely know that these folks do. Secondly, I have come to realize that sometimes YoungLife needs to be for the “cool kids” and not necessarily for those that already have a strong relationship with Christ. Strong Christians definitely need to be there I think, but YoungLife, I think, is good at starting relationships with those that are searching and just trying to deal with being a teen. Of course YoungLife does need to be helpful and encouraging to those that do have a serious relationship with God and the “cool kids” and those that don’t fit in to either of those categories. I guess I have just realized that it is a tough job that needs to be done. And it isn’t always done perfectly, but I have been able to set aside some of my bitterness beause I know that these folks really do have a heart for kids and a strong desire to bring them closer to God.

    1. October 4th, 2006 at 22:00 | #1