The first time I heard of the Eagles, I’d knocked on my neighbor’s door to find out if she could play. She couldn’t because she had another friend over, and they were listening to the Eagles. I thought she meant the football team, (see how far I’ve come?) but she corrected me that they were a rock band. On the outside, I acted like of course I knew who they were, but inside I felt very unworldly....more
In a separate post I paid tribute to the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died last Sunday. He made so many great movies, playing heartbreaking and intriguing characters. Today I'd like to highlight one of his more comic turns, in a movie that many may have missed, Pirate Radio, a British film from 2009, also known as The Boat That Rocked. ...more
Bloggers have become some of the least-censored cultural voice of our time, much like musicians were to the 1960s, 70s and 80s. With complete autonomy to say what we think, to interpret the world in our unique way, bloggers are free to say whatever we want. Like musicians, there are bloggers who appeal to some and not others -– there are those voices that ring true for hundreds of thousands, and those that have an audience of a dozen or so.
My fist rock concert was Def Leppard on their Hysteria tour. I was 13. It was a shocking gift from my dad for my brother's 16th birthday. He drove us and two of my brother's friends across Lake Champlain to the Lake Placid Arena and dropped us off and went in search of a cup of coffee and a newspaper to entertain himself while we rocked out....more
How to Date an Old GuyDating an older man is a lot like your first kiss; icky at first yet gets better with practice. You will needA positive attitudeMature tasteYouthful exuberanceStep 1: Practice sleeping patternsIn bed by 10, up by dawn – common protocol for men over 40.FACT: The early bird catches the worm. Step 2: Read the paper...more
Okay, I'm just going to say it. I love ACDC. I can't put a finger on exactly why I love the band. I'm not really the head banging type. I've never ratted my hair or worn black leather. I have realized though, that certain activities can be improved simply by adding a little ACDC to the mix. I've listed a combination of these activities and songs below. Try them out at home and see if you agree with my ACDC hypothesis.Waking up in the Morning and Listening to "For Those About to Rock, We Salute You"...more
Sometimes I don’t know what comes over me, but I just have to try to embarrass my kid. Not a “spit clean food off his face in the mall food court” kind of embarrassment. But, “”singing in the car” or “dancing in the living room” kind of embarrassment.
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