George Hrab in concert: 21812!

By Phil Plait | January 10, 2012 1:30 pm

I’ve known the skeptic, musician, and bepated bon vivant podcaster George Hrab for many years now, and it is truly an honor to call him my friend. He’s smart, wise, a natty dresser, and very, very funny. His music is brilliant, which you already know if you’ve heard it.

And hey! Here’s your chance now: Geo’s throwing a concert! He’s calling it "21812, A Gneiss Night Out", and it’ll be on February 18, 2012 (hence the name) and it will be in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

But he’s had concerts before, I hear you thinking. What’s so special about this one?

Well, for one thing, he’s recording it so he can release a complete DVD of the whole thing, which is pretty cool. And for another, he has invited a special guest, someone so amazing and awesome that no one could possibly resist buying tickets! Sadly though that person couldn’t come so he invited me instead.

That’s right! I’ll be there (w00t!) and we’ll be doing his song "Death from the Skies" (based on my book) live on stage. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, perhaps this will help. This song will change your life, or at least make you cringe for fear of it.

This concert will be epic. Seriously legendary. Tickets are on sale now. You should come. I’d love to see lots of BABloggees there!

Image credit: Terry Robinson’s Flickr Photostream

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Comments (15)

  1. I think I recall a rather nice short story written about George singing in that town. Let me see if I can dig it up.

    Here it is:

  2. Dan I.

    Wow, is he also your long-lost brother or something? You two look A LOT alike.

  3. Peter Tibbles

    With a name like that the concert should be held on the 21st of August.

  4. Bill

    @Peter Tibbles – Maybe Aug 21st will be the DVD release date.

  5. I will be there and I’m so looking forward to it! It’s going to be a blast!

  6. Carey

    That’s funny. When I saw 21812 in the title, I thought maybe he was going to be nearby, because that wouldn’t be far from me if that was a zip code (I don’t know exactly where it would be, but I’m in 217xx, so not too far). Then I saw where “21812” comes from and got sad. Then I saw it was in Bethlehem PA and got smiley again. Only a couple hours away! Okay three and a half.

  7. Kyle

    But Phil I recall a phone message you left him about getting him back for making you twirl an umbrella? I mean you really sounded irate. ūüėČ

  8. Betz

    Bethlehem PA? I am typing this comment right now at this moment in Bethlehem PA! This is awesome!! Must make arrangements… (neglects work, runs off)

  9. BigBadSis

    You’re not really coming all the way out here just to sing a song, are you Phil?

  10. Keith Bowden

    “Death from the Skies” didn’t scare me, ’cause I know “Everything Alive Will Die Someday.”

    And that’s okay. :)

  11. “Bepated”! Haha, I love it ūüėÄ
    That looks awesome. I wish I could be there. Those scientists need to get off their duffs and invent Transfer Booths already ūüėČ

  12. Ooh … Phil, this time, how about actually SINGING your words in the “Death from the Skies” song?

    You or George could make up a melody and everything!

  13. Bethlehem, my stomping grounds! I GUESS I could stop by. *tries not to sound too geek-cited*

  14. Peter B

    And there I was wondering about the significance of the 21st of August 2012…


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