My Inspiration

Who inspires me?

Some Concerts I've Seen

  • The Who - July 5, 1980 at The Summit, Houston, Texas. My first concert. People were throwing lit firecrackers around. I was scared. And thrilled to be there. Pete Townsend swung his arm in a circle and Roger Daltrey swung his microphone.
  • Genesis - August 14, 1982 at The Summit, Houston, Texas. Peter Gabriel, but they performed "Supper's Ready." I didn't know "Supper's Ready" yet, but my friend Mary's brother about had a cow. Now I know "Supper's Ready" and I'm proud to say I've seen it performed live, even if it was without Peter Gabriel.
  • Big Country - March 21, 1984 at The Houston Music All. My first front row concert. Being on the front row is a different experience — like you're part of the concert rather than an observer. They played "Fields of Fire" during the regular show and during the encore. Out of all the concerts I've seen, I don't remember any other band has playing a song twice. More bands should do that.
  • Motley Crue - October 6, 1985 at the San Antonio Convention Center. I had a thing for Vince Neil, but it was Nikki Sixx who got my attention when he pointed at me.
  • Starship with The Outfield - August 21, 1986 at Southern Star Amphitheater, Astroworld, Houston, Texas. It was pouring down raid that night. Lots of people didn't show up, so we got to move closer. We got soaked watching The Outfield, but the rain let up for Starship. Hello Grace Slick!
  • Dishwalla with Chalk Farm and The Refreshments - October 26, 1996 at White Rabbit, San Antonio, Texas. J.R. Richards of Dishwalla is so fine to watch. But the highlight of the show was The Refreshments. They win "The Most Fun" to watch award.
  • Counting Crows with The Wallflowers - August 26, 1997 at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas. The Wallflowers were more popular than the Counting Crows at the time, but they were the opening band. It was good for me and my friend Lisa because when Counting Crows came on, a man who had come to see The Wallflowers was leaving and saw us dancing and gave us his 3rd row ticket stubs. After the show, we walked around outside and found where Adam Duritz was doing a meet and greet. I got his autograph.
  • Stabbing Westward - March 27, 1998 at Electric Lounge, Austin, Texas. Another front row concert and another meet and greet outside. I was trying to be confident and told Christopher Hall, "Hi, I'm Kim." He asked, "Oh, do I know you?" No. :P I got a picture with him.
  • Better Than Ezra - October 31, 1998 at Aerial Theater, San Antonio, Texas. My friend Angela and I were in the lobby standing in line to get into the auditorium. She knew there was another door, so we went to see if the line was shorter. There was no line and they let us in. The auditorium was empty and we went right up to the stage. The bands came out for sound checks, and we were still the only ones watching. During the show, Bassist Tom Drummand threw out a pick. I didn't get it and he saw I wanted it. Later he threw another one just for me.

All The Concerts I've Seen

This is where all the famous artists look to see if I've seen them. Uh huh.

Current Favorite Artists

I'm inspired by many artists. These are my favorites right now:

Listening To

  • Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
  • Suzanne Vega - Left Of Center
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - If You Leave
  • The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
  • Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song

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