Tag: The Who

The new boss is still the same as the old boss: Who's Next and Won't Get Fooled Again fifty years later

Meet the new bossSame as the old boss The first time I heard those words was in the summer of 1971. I was working a summer job after my freshman year in college. Someone had the office radio tuned to an fm station. I didn’t know what the song was but it certainly caught my... Read more »

How far would you drive to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

How far would you drive to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
Hello from Phase 1b. For the last four days, people age sixty-five and up have been eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. That’s me and a majority of my people. We can now get shot up at doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores and anywhere that the vaccine is distributed….provided you have an appointment. BUT,... Read more »

Classic albums from 1971 are now fifty years old. Are you still listening to them?

Pearl was Janis Joplin's final album. It was released months after her death.
1971 was a great year in the genre of classic rock. We still had artists from the British Invasion era making music, while at the same time we witnessed the start of the singer-songwriter era. There was a lot of something for everyone. The albums from that year will reach the fifty-year mark in 2021.... Read more »

"Who" by The Who: All this music will not fade

"Who" by The Who: All this music will not fade
I don’t care I know you’re gonna hate this song And that’s fair We never really got along Back in the 1960’s, Pete Townshend wrote the famous words “I hope I die before I get old.” He didn’t mean it literally. Townshend meant that he hoped he would continue to evolve as he grew older.... Read more »

The Fall concert season is here!

Yeah, it's still Summer and yeah, it's outdoors, but we'll start with The Who. They've been touring all summer and will be at Alpine Valley, in Wisconsin this Sunday. If you go to Vivid Seats, you can find tickets for $5. Let me repeat this...FIVE BUCKS!!!!
We’re past Labor Day and that signals the end of the summer concert season. We’re moving the live music scene indoors. Yeah, it’s not as nice as sitting outside and chilling to some tunes, but you won’t have to stress over rain or too much heat. Here’s a look at some of the musicians you... Read more »

Woodstock at 50: It's about the music

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Richie Havens opened the concert. "Freedom"
When you think about Woodstock, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It should be the music. There has never been an event where so many legendary artists performed. Thirty-three acts played over the three-plus days. The performances were relatively short; most ranging from forty-five minutes to one hour. The two exceptions were Jefferson Airplane and... Read more »

Songs to protest Donald Trump's 4th of July Parade

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It's been obvious for decades that Donald Trump is the "American Idiot" (Green Day)
Happy Independence Day eve. Tomorrow, Donald Trump is throwing himself and his followers a little party. He’s going to have a parade, military-dictatorship style. Trump is enamored of those parades his heroes throw. Tanks rolling down the street. Soldiers marching and paying honor to their leader. He’s always wanted one of those to honor him.... Read more »

Lori Lightfoot is Chicago's new Mayor: Please don't fool us again!

Lori Lightfoot is Chicago's new Mayor: Please don't fool us again!
Change, hope and reform. Three words that many of us have been waiting eight years to hear. Eight long years. Out with the old, in with the new. Yesterday was inauguration day in Chicago. We have a new Mayor of Chicago, people! There’s a new leader in town and her name is Lori Lightfoot. If... Read more »

Music news for the start of 2019

We open with the fourth annual residency of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band at the Chicago Theater. Four nights of jamming starts this Friday night.
The holidays are over. Life activities are back to normal. That includes the music world. Here’s a look at concerts and recorded music news that will be happening in the early part of 2019. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Twenty musicians who suffer from hearing loss

Three of the four members of The Who have had hearing issues and the only reason the fourth, Keith Moon, didn't is because he died forty years ago. Pete Townshend is almost deaf. John Entwistle became a lip reader to overcome his hearing loss. Roger Daltrey is now the musical voice of safety when playing/listening to music
Yesterday, I wrote about hearing problems due to listening to loud music. Today’s followup is a look at musicians who have these same problems. While these musicians are mostly loud rockers, there are some surprises. Here’s a gallery of musicians with ear issues:   Related Post: Do you use ear protection at concerts? Type your... Read more »
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