Concert Database

Memories, Music

Ran across this incredible site a few weeks ago. The Concert Database has listings of most if not all of the shows that were held at a particular venue. Some of these shows go back to to the 1950’s and have listings from dozens of countries. There are even some recordings linked to the entries […]

July 12, 2019

What I’m Listening To Now


I stumbled on this band using the Discover feature of Spotify. They have been quite popular in the UK since the late 80’s and I can see why. While some of their songs sound similar to others you’ve heard over the years there is some incredible talent in this band. Strong guitar work and solid […]

February 11, 2018

Van Halen’s First Album

Memories, Music

I remember buying this album like it was yesterday. The March of 1978 was a crazy time for rock n roll. Rumors was all over the radio, Boston’s second album was about to be released and later that year Billy Joel would release 52nd Street. But only one album sounded like Van Halen’s first album. […]

February 10, 2018

What I’m Listening To

Music, Review

I find myself listening to a lot of older Memphis music lately. Well, one older CD and a new release of an old album. This album which came out in 1987 is a complete mix of Jimmy’s early days with the band Nexus, who were made to change their name by the haircare product company […]

October 28, 2017

The Music Reboot

Music, Personal

Anyone who follows this blog probably knows that I was a musician in my younger years. My much younger years. If my math is correct I haven’t played an instrument since the early to mid 90’s, so more than 20 years. That changes this week. I have ordered a guitar, bass, drum machine, keyboard midi […]

November 29, 2015

Favorite Albums – Frampton Comes Alive

Memories, Music, Review

This album made me want to play guitar more than any other (except maybe the first Van Halen album) because of Frampton’s melodic approach to songs. The first track included an introduction for Frampton as an ‘honorary member of San Francisco society” and goes right into one of the best tracks on the double-live album, […]

November 28, 2014

Favorite Albums – Van Halen

Media, Music, Review

I distinctly remember buying this album just as it was released in 1978. My friend, and drummer at the time, John Bryant and I took his orange pickup truck to Peaches Records and Tapes on Park. After buying the album, which I think cost about $9, we drove back to John’s house to listen to […]

November 26, 2014