Boston Strong Concert Musings
6/3/2013 4:51:00 PM
An appropriate opening with the reading of a beautiful poem by its author, New England poet Richard Blanco. His poem will be available to purchase, royalties going to the Marathon survivors.
Then Boston’s version of the Star Spangled Banner, followed by a door busting, sing along set by the band.
Comedian Lenny Clark and his yellow pants with his very funny albeit entitled white guy perspective.
Extreme’s acoustic one off set, reuniting specifically for this show; the crowd loved them and sang along.
Ex morning show host and (really) funny guy Steve Sweeney who hit the Boston nail on the head continuously during his time on stage.
J Geils Band. Man oh man. Peter Wolf was on! He and the band were idling with one foot on the brake and the other one to the floor. I have to wonder what might have happened if they were simply playing the ...
5/31/2013 3:37:00 PM
Happy Birthday John Bonham...
Happy Birthday Walt Whitman...
"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains." - Walt Whitman
Happy Birthday Norman Vincent Peale...
“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
― Norman Vincent Peale
“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
― Norman Vincent Peale
Break On Through
5/20/2013 7:21:00 PM
If I had to pick one band, I’d choose them….for so many reasons. My lifelong, bewildering attraction to everything rebellious. My youthful, sentimental association with the albums. And of course….the music. To me, the music purist, with very few exceptions, all the pieces of the puzzle have to be there. So when Jim Morrison died in 1971, the “band”, for all intents and purposes was officially over. Oh, the remaining members did put out a couple of albums without Jim but it wasn’t them. That being said, I did go see the three of them when they were around with Ian Astbury of the Cult (why oh why did they/he do that?) and I’ve gone to a few “tribute’ shows when I needed their songs live and loud. Never got to see them when Jim was alive but just hearing and seeing the three remaining members on stage was, for ...
5/17/2013 10:35:00 AM
Confession. I’ve been having a very enjoyable affair with Helluva Good Bacon Horseradish dip. It started with potato chips; then I put it in my mashed potatoes (I usually use sour cream instead of milk when I make mashed/whipped potatoes). I don’t use sour cream on a baked potato but I bet the Helluva Good Bacon Horseradish dip would be the exception. At one point I was even having a few chips and the Helluva Good dip in the morning after yoga. I think it was the salt I was craving. I realized very quickly it’s probably not a good idea to have chip and dip for breakfast. Why do the things that aren’t that good for ya have to taste so good? Sigh.
Jerry Lee Lewis & John Fogerty doing Fogerty’s Bad Moon Rising….nice, huh?!
5/6/2013 3:26:00 PM