Phoenix – Not Arizona, More Like in Harry Potter, and Also Not the Glen Campbell Song

So much time has passed that I don't expect more than crickets...but before I start bombarding you with posts writing once in a blue moon, I thought I'd check in. You may recall that I cried "abandon blog!" almost 3 years ago (actually, it was more like a slowly leaking row-boat). Frankly, I had lost … Continue reading Phoenix – Not Arizona, More Like in Harry Potter, and Also Not the Glen Campbell Song

Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s

My very first love was music. Before there was Shaun Cassidy, before John Schneider, before Ralph Macchio. I have opined more than once about my love of Steely Dan, and really, if you think about it, my first love was Rikki (don't lose that number.) I will assume you haven’t been around forever, and didn’t read … Continue reading Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s

Twisted Mixed Tape – Frank Zappa or Frank Zappa is Twisted, In a Good Way

You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you're under 40 you don't. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? I can't possibly tell you everything you should know about him. I can … Continue reading Twisted Mixed Tape – Frank Zappa or Frank Zappa is Twisted, In a Good Way

Hard Days Hard Nights: Stories from Pittsburgh’s First Concert Promoter

He brought the Beatles to Pittsburgh for $5000, and that was only the beginning. I had the pleasure of reading a book for review this week that I definitely would have read anyway! Hard Days Hard Nights: From the Beatles to the Doors to the Stones... Insider Stories From a Legendary Concert Promoter Hard Days … Continue reading Hard Days Hard Nights: Stories from Pittsburgh’s First Concert Promoter

We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams

Hold on Tight I Don't Exactly Know What's Going to Happen!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g   As a child, I remember being quite frightened by Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory. My strongest memory is of the Oompa Loompas, they were just plain scary. I have been waiting for years to let Isaiah watch Willy Wonka and … Continue reading We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams