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The Beatles (Remastered) – Time to Reconnect with the Fab Four

This week, the Beatles released remastered versions of all of their studio albums.  These are are now loaded onto my iPhone and I plan on listening to it the entire Beatles catalogue from start to finish. And I’m going to blog my way through it, posting memories and other thoughts.  Listening to Please Please Me […]

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What I did this summer

Where exactly did summer go?  I know there’s there are still 10 days left, but we all know the state of mind known as summer comes to a halt after Labor Day weekend has passed us by.  I haven’t done much blogging beyond the occasional posting of a photo from my iPhone (yup, got a […]

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Van Morrison at the Greek kicks off our 2009 concert season

When we woke up last Saturday morning and drove to Sonoma for our nephew’s birthday party, we were treated to a steady diet of rain and showers.  Steady enough and heavy enough at times that Keturah kept dropping the “this show is going to be a horrible time” lines on me.  I countered by stopping […]

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The Van Morrison Dilemma

Is seeing a Van Morrison concert worth $300 a ticket.  How about $125 a ticket?  That was the question a few weeks ago. So much was right about this show.  It’s Van Morrison performing Astral Weeks (one of my 5 favorite albums of all time) in its entirety.  It’s at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.  […]

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Phish 3.0

First, you should probably know that there was a period of my life, from the mid to late 90s, where much of my free time revolved around the band Phish.  I would plan vacations from work where I could attend 5 or so Phish concerts in a few different cities over the course of a […]

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The Boss

Keturah and I went and saw Bruce Sprinsteen and The E Street Band to kick off our vacation a few weeks ago. It was pretty fun observing Keturah’s reaction when she realized that Steve Van Zandt (Bruce’s guitarist) is Sil from “The Sopranos”. Bruce is getting a bit older, so his shows aren’t the 3 […]

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Thank You, Patti Smith

Full Disclosure – the best part of my Seattle trip had nothing to do with Gnomedex. On Saturday evening, Keturah and I started randomly walking around downtown Seattle looking for a good place to have dinner. We started walking down Pike Street and were almost at Pike Place Market when we saw a long line […]