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?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Are you allowed to fix your own tractor?

Can you fix your tractor when it breaks, or must you pay the exorbitant prices the "official" dealers charge (guess which one John Deere prefers)?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

So is Marvel really blowing up their universe?

When DC blew up everything 30 years ago with Crisis on Infinite Earths, it was a mistake. They've tried to retrofit so much since then to recover from that mistake that they've made the problem much worse than the one they were trying to solve (i.e., convoluted continuity).

I guess Marvel wants to align with the movies' continuity and relieve themselves of all the baggage of decades of book continuity. I wish they wouldn't. We invested a lot of time following these stories, time that will be, well, lessened if it's all thrown away.

But hey, Disney, anything to make a buck, right? It's not really about, y'know, sharing joy and all those moral lessons that the movies preach. It's all a facade, a charade. It's all about the money, right? Ideals? Ethics? What kind of world do you live in, kid?

Sigh. Time will tell, I guess.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Elton John setlist - Feb 28, 2015 - Reading PA

  • Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  • Bennie and the Jets
  • Candle in the Wind
  • All the Girls Love Alice
  • Levon
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Believe
  • Daniel
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Rocket Man
  • Hey Ahab
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  • Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  • Your Song
  • Burn Down the Mission
  • Holiday Inn
  • Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  • Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • The Bitch Is Back
  • I'm Still Standing
  • Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  • Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • Circle of Life / Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
  • Crocodile Rock
As usual, thanks to for saving me from typing and/or needing to remember the more obscure songs.

Dennis DeYoung Setlist, Feb 13, 2015 - Penns Peak

  • The Grand Illusion
  • Lady
  • Lorelei
  • Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
  • Desert Moon
  • Mr. Roboto
  • Show Me the Way
  • Don't Let It End
  • Too Much Time on My Hands
  • Rockin' the Paradise
  • Babe
  • Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
  • Prelude 12
  • Suite Madame Blue
  • The Best of Times
  • A.D. 1958
  • Renegade
  • Come Sail Away
Great show. Thanks to for the list.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Purring is copyrighted

That's right, America: corporations own the sound of cats purring. Send your checks to your corporate masters each time your cat purrs.

(oh, like we're not heading there...)

Friday, January 02, 2015

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

So, 2015, and the world is weirder than ever. I’m not sure who was a better predictor of the weirdness: William Gibson or the Monty Python troupe. Though maybe Monty Python was a catalyst, as they weren’t in the business of futurism.

According to the FBI, Sony was hacked by the government of North Korea, and the U.S. now has sanctions against North Korea because of it, which just has Gibson written all over it.

This post's title, btw, is by Hunter S. Thompson, who knew a little something about weirdness. Happy new year.