Sweet Baby James

Observations from this evening’s concert:

1. James Taylor’s voice sounds fantastic. He’s been performing for — what — 40 years? He still sounds like he did on his albums from the ’70s.

2. The only way to make a Carole King song sound better is to let James Taylor sing it.

3. The only way to make a Glenn Campbell song sound better is to let James Taylor sing it.

4. I’m not sure which was more fun — watching James Taylor, or watching my friend Kate watch James Taylor.

5. Note to the guy sitting behind us: Concert etiquette dictates that it is appropriate to smoke pot during a Willie Nelson show. It is not, however, appropriate to smoke pot during a James Taylor concert. Especially if you have volunteered for designated-driver duties in a futile attempt to get in a girl’s pants.

Emily