Thursday, August 17, 2017

LA Guns - Poopy's In Savanna, Illinois - July 8th, 2017

The late '80s - early '90s where a very strange time for music.  There was a massive conglomeration of bands and artists all trying to look and sound the same while acting as if they were the true originals.  While every band that came from the Sunset Strip had the hair, the attitude and the music down there were some bands that stood above them all.  What if there was one man, a "Pied Piper" if you will that not only started one iconic band back then but started TWO?  Two bands that traveled the same dingy streets of LA and became two of the greatest bands of that generation.  What if one of those bands "reloaded" themselves and came back to do it all over again but this time even better?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Loud-N-Lima - Day 2 July 22nd, 2017

The world is a giant music festival, or at least that is how it seems to be for me.  I have traveled far and wide to go to even the smallest of music festivals.  I have battled crowds so deep I think that people gave up trying to walk to the bathroom and just went where they stood.  I have been to a festival that literally had a promoter asking people to foot the bar tab so they could still sell beer at the festival.  I have been so sunburned that a year after the sunburn I still had a vicious tan line and I have seen things that cannot be unseen at music festivals that not even bleach and a great IT guy could wipe clean.  But is it possible that another festival could make the list of obscure references that beg you for more information?  Well...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Story of My Life or at Least Part of It.

What if we could look back at a part of our lives and have everything revealed with one simple trigger?  Sure we can see a singular event and have a flood of memories flood us but what if everything that happened was like walking back in the same footsteps in an ordinary day of our lives?  What if that one ordinary day really had no significance and it really was only just a standard day in our life but its meaning was everything we ever had or wanted?  This sounds complex, isn't this entire blog about music and not a jaunt down memory lane?

Monday, July 31, 2017

WARRANT - Poopy's in Savanna, Illinois - July 29th, 2017

The history of rock music has enigmas woven inside its very fabric so tight that at times it becomes what is the enigma and what is reality.  Any fan of music from the late '80's - early '90's surely understands because that whole time frame is that hazy.  While the number of bands that entered into the foray of "hair metal" was seemingly in the tens of thousands few remained viable in any capacity after the popularity began to fade like many hairlines.  What if one of those that remained was still out there, as popular as before and what if they went from enigma to stalwart?