Rock and roll band

  Last night, on a soggy beach in Chicago, I saw Boston play live for the first time in my life. I’ve written about Boston many times in this space, and hearing their music in the company of thousands more who also appreciate their unique sound meant a lot to me. I was once aContinue reading “Rock and roll band”

Chasing that dream

As I was out running errands yesterday, I heard Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time” on the radio. It’s always been a song I can listen to, and yesterday was no exception. Upon hearing the late Brad Delp’s vocals, I was reminded of how, at the end of my high school days, I quoted the line “It’s beenContinue reading “Chasing that dream”

Far away and left behind

I love a good paradox. Elements of one thing, along with something completely different. ¬†Salty peanut butter and sweet grape jelly. That sort of thing. Yesterday afternoon I was confronted by such a paradox, as I was picking my young daughter up from her play rehearsal. I love that she’s in a play about Halloween,Continue reading “Far away and left behind”

Are you happy, Rock Hall?

Word of Axl Rose dissing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just days before the induction ceremony, struck me as vindication for what I wrote last year about the band not being suitable for induction. I stated, at that time, that Appetite for Destruction¬†was worthy of Hall of Fame induction, and the “November Rain”Continue reading “Are you happy, Rock Hall?”