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Ah, blogging. Here's my little corner of it all -- in West Chester, and well, from wherever on whatever. I'll let you know what I'm thinking and you can let me know what you're thinking. But remember, I can delete your posts.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Thursday, August 28, 2008

I see you

Apparently, I look more adult to some now. To others, they didn't even notice the chance. For me, It's still weird to think that yes, I am aging. The dead giveaway sits on my face. Today, I probably joined the millions of others who wear glasses. It's kinda annoying to think that my body is aging, in my head, I'm perpetually 18. But I guess there's the opposite, the gold ole chiche were age improves...blah blah blah.

Glasses, whatever, it's just one more thing for me to lose or break.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Little Fun.

I've been quiet here for a few days but it's because I've been a bit busy; but now I'm crusising along. Literally, my car was in the shop earlier this week so I decided to buy a longboard, where from? Well, living in West Chester -- Fairman's of course -- the selection was good so I bought one and rode out. So I ask, please don't hit me with your car because I'm probably on my way to work.

I also went to see Keb Mo at the Keswick -- not being to familiar with his work, I wasn't sure what to expect, but that all went away after he went on. He tares the guitar up. But if you're a music fan, how can you not love the blues?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Note

The paper's been covering the struggle that's been going on to get the new venue open. And I've been waiting impatiently. To be able to catch bands without driving into Philly is something I'm all for.

On Saturday I got a sneak peek. And the place is nice -- very nice. I've been in a lot of venues and the size and feel to The Note could be one of my favorites. A lot of work has gone into it and a lot of thought as well. With the design the acoustics could be great too.

I don't mind paying a cover charge or a ticket price. Some chose to go to the movies, I always chose to go see bands. The ticket price for a venue and the ticket price for movies were usually about the same and if I can see 3 or 4 bands and hear what someone has created, the value to that will always outweigh a movie. To me it's more intimate and more entertaining.

So the sooner The Note opens, the better as far as I'm concerned. People think the music business is dying. And in some regards their probably right. The next phase in my opinion is going to be about the live show, as many, many more have reported. As venues across the country are closing I'm always excited to see another open. It's why I started booking shows in Oxford.

When the first band takes the stage the first night...I'll be there. Long live live music.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Motion Sickness

If anyone sufferers from motion sickness and wouldn't mind being interviewed, I'm working on a health story and want to talk to someone. If not, oh well, I'll find someone.