Category Archives: Thoughts from the Guv’nor
You can always expect a number of things from a Steven Wilson show: artfully composed, complex music, of course, but also virtuosic musicianship, pristine sound, and stunning visuals are a given. But on his latest To the Bone tour, you can … Continue reading
I never quite got the appeal of tribute bands. Maybe it’s because, with a few exceptions, I’ve had the good fortune to see most of the bands I’ve wanted to see within my lifetime. Or maybe it’s because I am … Continue reading
About a month ago, I scored a couple of tickets for Jack White’s June 7 show at the Dome Arena in Rochester. It was a pretty unremarkable experience as online ticket sales go — log on to Ticketfly, select the … Continue reading
It wasn’t until the third song of Iron Maiden’s set on Saturday night that it finally dawned on me what I had taken for granted for so long about this band. It started the moment I zeroed in on Steve Harris … Continue reading
I am such a bad progger. I mean, here I was, just two blocks away from the Eastman Theater, where King Crimson was playing, and I was on Jazz Street watching the free entertainment, eating poutine and drinking beer. OK. … Continue reading
Cutting-edge lighting? Check. Laser array? You bet. State of the art animation? Of course. And overzealous security guards? Oh, go on if you must.
I’ve been blogging for over a decade now. My first attempt, which included the initial incarnation of the Brief Biography of God, appeared on my MySpace page around 2007. I immediately fell in love with the medium — it was … Continue reading