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31 days ago 12 comments Categories: Music Tags:
Last night we celebrated 33. And we crossed an item off Shelly’s bucket list. The item: Rod Stewart in concert. Rod the Mod performed tunes from his catalogue including his Dylan cover (in honor of Fred?) Forever Young. The band members played a wide variety of instruments beyond the usual guitars, bass, drums and keys. At times a banjo, sax, mandolin, two violins, even a harp. At times three backing vocalists. Personally, since The Faces were among my early faves, St...
Nothing like live music; especially good live shows.   Already this month, famous for the "Ides of ...."  and how it "weathers," shapes up rather nicely.   On its second day, I enjoyed original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh ("Bobby & Phil Duo") at Radio City.   On the "Ides", no assassinaton but rather a celebration of two great talents, both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Traffic and Buffalo Springfield. As I tweeted that eve Dave Mason smo...
My enjoyment of good music remains steadfast. Those who know me best know my preferences (tastes?). Indeed leaving a lunch last month at my alma mater (same place for poli. sci. and law school) the question, what is Poco?, got posed by the distinguished ethics professor and the speaker my friend Sean and I delivered to the Mineola LIRR on our way back to Queens. A bumper sticker displayed prominently on the rear states “Induct Poco into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Employi...
When I seek a respite from work mostly in and around politics (which I enjoy), I turn to sports and music.   I enjoy playing ball, with regular weekend and weeknight full court basketball “games” at my former elementary school gym.   Live music, especially from performers I’ve followed from back in the day who still got it, provides a real shot of adrenaline and more.   Occasionally, I get to enjoy both on the same day. Witness this weekend.   Almost a year ago I blogged ...
Let me start with best wishes for the new year. I hope I helped a bit to get you ready with last week’s blog highlighting my song list to ring in the new year which also exists in a YouTube playlist. (If you tire of music since two weeks ago I covered my Holiday song playlist and last week I shared concerts I streamed driving to a Chanukag gathering, you better consider stopping now!)   For the past seven new year’s eves, I compose a different list.   A top ten list.   Al...
122 days ago 10 comments Categories: Music Tags: New Year's eve, New Year's songs
Two weeks back I shared my list Happy Holidays in songs to allow folks to enjoy musical cheer through the holiday season and that includes celebrations that continue today and tomorrow (and thereafter). Ahead of the new year we embrace, I offer an updated “Songs To Ring In The New Year.”   Please enjoy the new year. Ring it in loud and enjoy the playlist. And please share them.   Best wishes this holiday season and for the year....
129 days ago 6 comments Categories: Music Tags: POCO, Badfinger, Straight Up, Central Park
Last week’s blog “released” a list of holiday-themes tunes for the season we currently enjoy. Not sure everyone seeks to hear those themes but certainly they predominate on radio dials. My ears and sometimes my eyes focused elsewhere when I chose music. I stumbled on a concert film, “Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Real Live Roadrunning - Full Concert” a few days back and played it in spots. It runs one hour forty plus; still have about one half hour to enjoy. Ridin...
143 days ago 10 comments Categories: Music Tags: Leaves, Leaf Bags, Squeeze
  Today the City picks up the leaves. That meant I needed to place out the Leaf Bags. 10 of them. Knowing I had floor access (not seats) for Squeeze that eve and basketball to start my day, I started the day earlier to bag the leaves in the yard. I already had three bags out front filled over the two weeks since the first of City collections dates, November 19. I intended to rest my legs for the evening by filling the yard leaves; indeed I filled five more bags before ba...
Tempted   Out with friends for dinner with more than a few couples before a charity function sponsored by my Knights of Pythias (FDR) Lodge, the ladies evidently were discussing plans ahead and my wife shared our plans for next weekend. Our friend Abby asked how many times Shelly and I attended a Squeeze show. I responded at least four.   That answer was correct only to how many shows we attended together through the summer of 2008. Since that time, we we experienced lead...
178 days ago 8 comments Categories: Music Tags: Lists
This (as in today’s) blog found its voice or muse while reading my friend’s “Fridays with Fred” blog. I did a number of blogs around likes and more recently dislikes. My post comment raised lists as natural provocateurs of conversation. Recall all those top ten lists on late night show. Indeed Fred and I share a secret list aptly named and only we know who gains placement and why (See his reply to my comment on his blog. Some lists I maintain remain personal: Concerts a...
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