This winter in Minnesota has been unbelievably kind... relatively high temps, hardly any snow.
It finally turned cold two days ago -- it feels like January, at least for a little while.
But I'm still feeling the warm afterglow of seeing Martha Reeves of the great '60s Motown girl group Martha & the Vandellas last night at the Dakota. They sang their big hits -- "Heat Wave", "Dancing in the Street", "Nowhere to Run", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", etc. as well as some newer songs. Martha gets out of breath now after a couple songs -- she's 70 now -- but she gives it her all, and the crowd loved her.
I got to meet Martha after the show, chat a little, get my picture taken with her, I even got to kiss her. I kinda wish I would have brought all my Martha album covers with me to be signed by her. Maybe there will be a next time.