The Rolling Stones – 2019 in Jacksonville and 1981 in Orlando

I’m not sure why it took me 38 years to see the Rolling Stones for a second time, but I’m so happy we made the four-hour road trip over to Jacksonville to see them on their No Filter Tour. Great show, great energy, great crowds – just one of those delightful concert experiences.  I guess … More The Rolling Stones – 2019 in Jacksonville and 1981 in Orlando

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