Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alice Cooper setlist - May 13, 2016 FM Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre PA

  • Vincent Price intro
  • The Black Widow
  • Public Animal #9
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Under My Wheels
  • Is It My Body
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Long Way to Go
  • Woman of Mass Distraction
  • Poison
  • Halo of Flies
  • Feed My Frankenstein
  • Cold Ethyl
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Guilty
  • Ballad of Dwight Fry
  • Killer (partial)
  • I Love the Dead
  • Under the Bed
  • Pinball Wizard (The Who cover)
  • Fire (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
  • Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
  • I'm Eighteen
  • School's Out/Another Brick in the Wall
  • Elected

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Alice Cooper's Lost Years

Watching an interview with Alice Cooper from 1981. This was hist "lost" period, in which he claims to have little memory due to the oblivion of alcohol. Despite his apparent haziness during this interview, there's a certain lucidity, a recognition of how the world works, and some interesting insights.

I always enjoyed the albums from that period: Special Forces , Zipper Catches Skin , Dada . They were zany and weird and punk-ish, with great songwriting. He never performs that stuff live anymore, though I think more than a few fans would love to hear some of those songs...

Monday, January 11, 2016

RIP David Bowie

I'm not a prophet or a stone-age man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman
I'm living on...

from Quicksand (from the album Hunky Dory, 1971)

Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year (2016 edition)

Do something amazing this year.

Visit Paris. Or Scotland (in a kilt in Edinboro, doing a modern dance...).

Write that novel. Publish that book of poems.

Learn a new language. Learn to type properly.

Get healthier.

Don't just dream. Do.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eric Burdon and the Animals setlist - Sept. 29, 2015, Penn's Peak

  • Don't Bring Me Down
  • When I Was Young
  • Inside Looking Out
  • Water
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • I Believe to My Soul
  • Spill the Wine
  • Black Dog
  • Bo Diddley Special
  • We've Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • River Is Rising
  • The House of the Rising Sun
  • It's My Life

Blue Oyster Cult and Vanilla Fudge at Penn's Peak - Oct. 9, 2015 setlists

Vanilla Fudge: (partial)
  • Break On Through (to the Other Side)
  • People Get Ready
  • Gimme Some Lovin'
  • Let's Pray for Peace
  • Do the Jerk
  • You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • The Red & the Black
  • Golden Age of Leather
  • Burnin' for You
  • Dancin' in the Ruins
  • Harvest Moon
  • The Vigil
  • ME 262
  • Buck's Boogie
  • Then Came the Last Days of May
  • Godzilla
  • Guitar Solo (Buck Dharma)
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  • Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Another summer passes...

When I was younger, summer lasted forever. What happened to that? Are we spinning round the sun that much faster? Or if I ask the young now, will they say it lasts forever?

Is it the trivial ways we spend our days, futzing about on Facebook and Twitter and similar, not forming any real memories, just a sea of digital droppings, random thoughts and pictures of food? Why do we fritter about so, anyway? What is this fear of missing out on something, while missing out on everything?

Why is the summer quiet? Where are all the children nowadays? Not chasing each other in the grass, but absorbed into the same digital distractions? Will they ever learn to live, and love the summer for what it is? Or were we the last?