Category Archives: Thoughts from the Guv’nor

Review: Steven Wilson (PlayStation Theater, New York NY. April 28, 2018)

You can always expect a number of things from a Steven Wilson show: complex, artfully composed music, of course, but virtuosic musicianship, pristine sound, and stunning visuals are also a given. But on his latest To the Bone tour, you can … Continue reading

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Review: The Musical Box (Riviera Theater, Tonawanda NY. March 31, 2018)

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

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Look Over Yondr, or The Price of the Ticket

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

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Review: Iron Maiden (Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON. July 15, 2017)

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

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Review: Caravan Palace (Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 31, 2017)

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

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Review: Tool (Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY. May 30, 2017)

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.

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The Obligatory Top Ten List to Celebrate My 100th Post

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

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