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The Fire Down Below (Exchange Street): Bob Seger to play sold-out show at HSBC Arena

The man, the myth, the legend: Bob Seger. Photo from erebusmusic.net.

blog by Ben Kirst  • 

I am a music snob.  I listen to indie rock and think I am somehow better than people who do not.  I like classic rock, too, but I appreciate it on a different level.  Odds are good that if we talked about music for more than five minutes, you would want to punch me in the face.  And I would probably deserve it.

You know what, though?  I have an un-ironic love of Bob Seger.  Seger, a staple of 97 Rock, the muse of Kid Rock, the unabashed torch-bearer of old-time rock ‘n’ roll in an era where bands like MGMT are considered macho, will bring his traveling road show to Buffalo this weekend.  If you don’t have tickets, tough luck, my friend - it’s going to be you versus the scalpers or you’ll be working deals on StubHub, because this one is sold out.

In closing, here are the lyrics that give me a nostalgic lump in my throat every time I hear them:

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain’t it funny how the night moves
When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

Now excuse me while I listen to some Yeasayer.


TAGGED: bob seger, classic rock, concerts, hsbc arena, live music, night moves

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  1. Ben Kirst April 06, 2011 @ 6:54am

    Best YouTube comment ever, by the way, from the video posted above: “My stepdad always said if you can’t get laid with Uncle Bob, you can’t get laid at all. He’s always been my secret weapon. You put´╗┐ on Night Moves and by the time the song is over, her pants are on the floor.  One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received.”

    So I guess we know how to pick up this guy’s mom!

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