Take a look back the music of your youth for a moment. Be honest with yourself and reflect back on the bands that have such power behind them that you can remember their songs and specific moments in your life. Regardless of your age, regardless of your musical taste, regardless of the sweater you wore in that horrific school picture you wore in sixth grade, its possible. Do you remember that song?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
As we pulled our "concert van" out of the driveway on Thursday I began to get excited. There are a few reasons why that excited me, one was the fact that it had been stored all winter long which leads to a well deserved number two. It's interesting when I think to myself that number two should be number one but for it to be number one in importance would require number one to actually have happened before number two. Confused?
Friday, March 20, 2015
Everything around us goes through some type of iteration. The moment something happens is an iteration in the cycle of whatever you are doing. Whether it be putting gasoline in your tank (that instance is an iteration of the act of putting fuel in that tank) or brushing your teeth (that is an iteration of removing the goop from your pearly whites) they are both iterations of the status of objects. As an example, examine music no, examine musicians and the many iterations they go through in their careers. Well...
The weekend of January 24 - 25th, 2015 was an "All-Star" weekend. On Sunday the 25th of January two major sports had their all-star games, or "extravaganzas" if you will. The National Hockey League was first up on that Sunday with a score that was more reminiscent of an NFL game which is interesting just for the fact that they had their own all-star game the same day. The neat thing about "all-star games" is that the players have fun during these games and that is really all its about isn't it?
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Slow and steady wins the race at least we've been told as much. It seems that every time someone drops that cliche its followed by a reference to the tortoise and the hare. The fact of the matter is that the tortoise and the hare couldn't be further from the truth. Yes it true that in the telling of the story the rabbit loses because he is tired subsequently taking a nap and the tortoise creeps by to the win. The poignant portion of the story wasn't the fact that the moral of the story was that the rabbit lost, or that the tortoise won, nope not even close. What?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Chicago is a city that has had a history of riots. While the riot that is most closely associated with the Chicago occurred during the Democratic National Convention in 1968 (August 26 - 29) other riots have made their ways into its very fabric. Although my birth wouldn't happen for another few weeks I look at that riot as part of my own personal history. Sure it seems odd but there were other riots that have taken place in that city of note and I think that my personal history might fit within the history of Chicago riots. Okay?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In the classic movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" the Dead Collector so eloquently states "Bring out yer dead," whilst gathering the bodies of the poor unfortunate souls. That line really fits the final day of every multiple day music festival. While "warm bodies" exist, much like the Dead Collector, those that have made it the entire festival begin to look a little ragged.