The Fire Down Below (Exchange Street): Bob Seger to play sold-out show at HSBC Arena
blog by Ben Kirst • April 06, 2011 @ 6:37am
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.