Survival is a tenuous position, you either survive or you become high-grade loam so its very easy to delineate between the two, if you succeed in surviving I suppose. Depending on your beliefs of life-after-death you may know which way your cookie crumbled but survival is never that easy. Second chances must be figured into the equation if not for the simple reason that survival and second chances are kind of the same thing. In the world of music second chances are as close as their next performance.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A whirlwind would be the best way to describe the trip I took in July 2011. I was in a mad dash to get to Royalton, Minnesota and my very first "Halfway Jam". On the books that night was the solo act of Stephen Pearcy (Pearcy is also in a band called "Ratt") and as the sound checks were being completed we arrived. During the show a friendship was born and a new chapter in this blog began. Why do you care you may ask, well...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The number two has an amazing power on each of us, at least it seems like it. It can mean everything from a two-year anniversary or a two-for-one special on pizzas if your name is Giorgio. It's true that all numbers have amazing "powers" over us but unlike many others two can be used in another capacity, that being a place, second for example. Second can be used in the capacity of "second place" for example. I still own a t-shirt from many years gone now with the simple phrase "Second place is the FIRST loser" emblazoned upon its back. There is still another option to examine, time.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tragedy is the great equalizer. Tragedy can be reflected in our eyes, our hearts, our minds and our demeanor. I would chance a guess that with the exception of newborn babies we as a whole have had some tragedy in our lives. I'm not talking about failing 3rd grade, or breaking up with that girl in 5th grade either. Not even for the most shallow of people can attempt to justify failing 3rd grade as a tragedy and if you do then you should be put in the attic for twenty years. Tragedy can also have unintended consequences. How you ask?
Friday, August 9, 2013
Summertime is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for families as well as those of the single persuasion. Between softball games, trips to the swimming pool, fireworks and barbeque's on the deck it always seems like the summer is completely full. It seems that between all of those things that upon learning about a "family reunion" schedules can be rearranged and subsequently trips can be planned. This summer I did just that, I planned a trip to a "family reunion", but why is that on a music blog? Well...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Adversity is a phenomena that plagues everyone at some time in their lives. What happens to a person that faces adversity is really up to the individual. Yes we all have faced some type of adversity whether it be a test in high school or one's station in life but survivors overcome adversity. Sometimes one has to have guts just to get to the glory and at other times you have to go the distance and never stop. Sounds familiar doesn't it? Why you ask, well...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
One of the interesting things about travel is the opportunity to catch the pulse of a community by visiting local bars and just take in the ambiance of the establishment and the locals that reside there. Depending on the day you might be able to catch a baseball game, hear some quality gossip or perhaps a story or two. If that day happens to be a Friday or Saturday there might be something a little different to take in. What could it be you may ask?
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