Tags - Richie Furay
The wretchedly rainy weather suggests otherwise. Usually the warm weather we usually find – albeit not this year – signals wondrous opportunities to experience live music, often outside. So in addition to looking forward to attending some baseball games, discussions before, between and after my weekly weekend and eve basketball games involves upcoming concerts; we call them “shows.” Many performers take to the road during the summer. Several of my friends and I scan the c...
This afternoon, Gotham hosts its annual Battle of the Bands®.   In contrast to discussions about politics that tend towards controversy and division, music tends to bring people of different persuasions together.   Some of my social media posts (I purpose avoid giving P.R. to either platform in this blog) invite “interesting” comments. Even articles I share on Gotham Political Listserve (Politics@GothamNetworking.com) engender intense discourse.   Not so when I post abo...
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...
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...
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...
I like stories of children entering the family business.   Last night Shelly and I attended Gregg Allman's Laidback Festival at Jones Beach. One of many highlights involved a son playing just before his father's gig.  Devon Allman played a strong set on the “Low Country Stage” ahead of his dad's set on the Laid Back Stage. Waiting for the son's set after Orleans really great set ended we chatted with a few couples we met there. One couple shared plans to take in the Festival...
First off a get well wish to regular Saturday blogger, our friend Mitch Tobol, who some of us fondly call by his nom de pen, webmaster.  A bit under the weather, we wish him to get well.  I am honored to be called in to pinch-blog.  Here goes: Not much of a secret around Gotham when it comes to my fondness towards a certain band's music, and wearing that band's tee (example shown is from the LP cover) or the one of its founder's current band or the tee of the band in the Roc...
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