Sunday, March 22, 2015

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - US Cellular Center - March 21st, 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

Devil City Angels - Pzazz Event Center, September 19th, 2014

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...

Scrap Metal - Riverside Casino - January 24th, 2015

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

Mötley Crüe - i-wireless Center - November 9th, 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

Riot Fest - Day One, September 12th, 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

Rock USA - Day 4 July 19th, 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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rock USA - Day 3, July 18th, 2014

When the music festival that was Woodstock came wafting into the psyche of the drug-addled music culture of the late '60's, 1969 actually, it wasn't without its issues.  While the common perception was that all that happened in the field of Max Yasgur was music, peace, love and dope there were mishaps.  Without question anyone that was either sober at that time, or wasn't actively participating in the event or the events that were taking place during the event knew or could recollect that there were problems.  So?