Monday, May 30, 2011
My wife and I were lucky to catch the first show of the last leg of U2's two year long 360 Tour in Denver last weekend. We had seen them in October, 2009 and that show was great but I think this show was a little better. We sat way up high and it provided a great view of their awesome stage, which is affectionately known as either the Claw or the Spaceship.
If you're a U2 fan and haven't seen this tour yet, I highly recommend it. I'm seeing them one more time in St. Louis a couple of weeks before the tour ends in late July. It's an incredible show.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
One of the cool things about working at a library is coming across great old kids books like this beauty from 1974. Joe Namath was one of my favorite players when I was a kid and it wouldn't have surprised if I had read this. I read so many books back then that I can't remember for sure. Written by James T. Olsen (no, not Superman's pal) and illustrated by Montie Salmela, it has a lot of great football action art showcasing Joe Willie's prowess on the gridiron.
This cool book also shows Broadway Joe doing what he did best, being cool, especially with the ladies. Obviously I wasn't as aware of this aspect of him when I was a kid.
I had a blast reading this 70's gem. They don't make kids books like this anymore.