Category: music

Elton John, 48 hours post concert and he is still with me

What can I say. I haven’t written a blog in over a year and it took the surge of emotion from Saturday Night’s Elton John performance to get me to the keyboard. My head is still reeling and spinning from what I can comfortably say was one of the best show experiences of my life.... Read more »

CHICAGO the band: I met them last night, bucket list = check!!

CHICAGO the band: I met them last night, bucket list = check!!
It’s August 1972. It’s a beautiful night in the summer of my fourteenth year and I am about to embark on my very first date. I am going to Ravinia to see a group that was formed right here in Chicago and aptly named, Chicago. That night, amidst the excitement of my date and the... Read more »

The Oscars: My favorite all timers that may or may not have won a golden statue

The Oscars: My favorite all timers that may or may not have won a golden statue
Every year the world gears up for The Oscars. Hollywood’s best of the best. I don’t always agree with the Academy on their choices and I’ll be curious to see how things fare this evening. This year of movies was more about individual performances instead of actual films. I didn’t love the ones I saw,... Read more »
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Good Riddance by Green Day: how appropriate for my 2013

Good Riddance by Green Day: how appropriate for my 2013
I have always defined a lot of my life by music, the joy it brings, the lyrics that touch me. I find myself thinking about the song Good Riddance by Green Day. It sums up the way I will remember this year. 2013 has been crazy. It began with the high of having had a... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis

A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis
Walking into a seedy old bar in Memphis, I was alone and needed a cocktail. I don’t typically frequent bars by myself but I just needed to think. I saw a man sitting at the end of the bar and couldn’t really catch his face at first. He had thick hair, almost completely gray and... Read more »

Elton John is coming to Allstate Arena and I need a meet and greet!

Elton John is coming to Allstate Arena and I need a meet and greet!
Anyone who knows me, or should I say knows me well associates me with Elton John. So of course when it was announced that he was coming to the Allstate Arena on November 30 I was notified immediately by my sister. And of course, the anxiety that I always feel when I know he is... Read more »
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