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Jay-Z/Eminem Show

I know I am a little behind selecting my "Read of the Month" for September, mainly due to the busy start of my work year at Carlson High School/Shumate Middle School.  Also, losing power yesterday due to the mini-tornado that hit my area did not help with any writing.  I was lucky enough to leave my house during the power outage and head to Comerica Park for the first of two Jay-Z/Eminem concerts taking place downtown Detroit.  The show was amazing!  It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves in the city.  I love Detroit!  I know it is not the greatest city in the country, but part of my love for the city is the "edge" it has (sorry, I have a hard time describing it, but I am sure many of you know what I mean).

Yes, I can connect this concert to my blog.  You see, the technology on display downtown was amazing.  The light show and video display was extraordinary.  The sound needed tweaked a few times, but for the most part all technological aspects were amazing.  I was also having a blast people watching.  So many people with advanced smart phones were video taping various elements of the concert (the performances and crowd reactions).  Wow, how things have changed in just the past five years or so.  Now concert goers are able to capture memories of their night out at a concert.  There are already personal clips on YouTube that you can check out today.

Also, after attending the concert I decided to pick up some new tunes today.  All I had to do was open up iTunes and make a few selections and I had three new tracks in my collection.  It made me realize just how much easier buying music is today (thanks to technology).  When I first started buying music it was all cassette tape (I am not old enough for the vinyl/8 track area).  Once the compact disc came along I thought things were great, no longer having to search through a tape to find the song I wanted to hear.  Now with digital music, times are even better.  I do not even have to waste money on an entire disc when I just want a few tracks.  Or I can pick up the entire "album" online after trying out a few tracks.  What a great way to purchase and enjoy music.

Hope to have a book picked real soon.  Thanks for all the suggestions from all of the readers out there!  Also, Happy Labor Day to all my union brothers and sisters!

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