2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise – Merrymaking

Merrymaking: conviviality, festivity, gaiety, jollification, rejoicing, and revelry…that pretty much sums up the week. Great music, great people, great times – lovely weather and beautiful islands – another fun-filled escape to a happy, live music paradise. If I had to pick my three favorite shows from this year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise, I’d go with … More 2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise – Merrymaking

Nova Rex, Nostalgia, and Neurology

For some of you, I’m guessing that one of the emotions aroused by looking at 1980s-era Nova Rex is plain old nostalgia (we’ll get into the self-professed cheesiness later). The dictionary defines nostalgia as: “…a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to, of some past period, or irrecoverable condition; or the state of being homesick” … More Nova Rex, Nostalgia, and Neurology

Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

The State Theatre in St. Petersburg recently shared a Science Alert Facebook post about a study that found that live music reduces stress hormone levels. Apparently, despite centuries of music being known to soothe the beast within, this was the first scientific study backing this up when it comes to live music. They actually took … More Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

AXS TV’s Summer of Love – and 50 Years Later

In my view, nothing is a coincidence. So I found it interesting, ironic, profound, maddening, and outright sad that AXS TV’s documentary about 1967’s Summer of Love debuted on a heartbreaking day in American history fifty summers later. Given the state of politics and what transpired on this day, I think some might see 2017 … More AXS TV’s Summer of Love – and 50 Years Later