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Brian Setzer concert at the Soundboard in Motor City Casino December 1st

December 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure seeing Brian Setzer in concert, from the 3rd row!  Those who know me know that I absolutely love his music and think he’s one of the best guitarist in the world.  After this concert, my feelings were reinforced!  Given the time of year, I do miss his Christmas Extravaganza with his Orchestra, but this show made me forget all about that.

This was also the first show I’ve been to at the Soundboard, and I’ll absolutely go back for more.  Very intimate, easily accessible seats and beverages, and a great sound.  The location of the bathrooms for the lower level leave something to be desired, but that’s a small complaint on a great venue.

Here are a few pictures I took from the show.  Enjoy!

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It’s been a long time…

January 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Well after a well deserved, and perhaps too long a break during the holidays, I have a few things I’ve been thinking about…

The first will be categorized as a random ‘rant’: Why is it that pretty much right after Halloween we start seeing Christmas items in stores, decorations on homes and businesses, and music on the radio, but a week after Christmas all of this stuff is gone, like the holiday never existed?  Like a holiday destroying bomb has gone off, removing every clue that anything ever happened.  Or maybe more like teenagers cleaning up after a party before their parents get home.  OK, I admit I do get a little sick of the 24/7 bombardment leading up to Christmas, but I do like the lights and decorations everywhere and honestly, some of the music isn’t ‘Christmas music’, it’s winter music.  Like Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Baby it’s Cold Outside, etc.  These and many other songs have nothing to do with Christmas.  Why does everyone feel the need to quit winter cold turkey (no pun intended) as soon as New Years Day hits?

Living in Michigan where the winter days are cold and colorless, I like the way the festive lights and decorations brighten up the scenery.  I like the way neighborhoods come together to decorate common areas and show pride in their homes and communities.  I like the way people have more get together’s with family and friends scheduled than they can possibly attend.  Why does this have to go away so fast?  Are people just simply sick of it by then, or is it that the sense of ‘community’ is just a show?  I admit, I take my lights down when everyone else does and I stop playing the music, but I think this is probably more peer pressure than anything.  And I don’t put as much effort into seeing family as I do in December (which is a different story, but I digress…).  But wouldn’t it be great to continue this sense of pride, community and family all year?  ‘Cause after all baby, it’s still cold outside…

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