So I haven’t posted in a week and it is only because I do not have the internet readily available at my place. We are working on that, (which, by the way, is like highway robbery if you ask me!) but my writing hasn’t stopped. It never has, actually. I have written several blog postings but have no way to get them out of my computer at home onto the web. *sigh*
I promise, I will be updating and putting more items on here, but for now I’m just getting things together (and wondering if shelling out $200 for installation and $20 a month is worth it. I know it is, I’m just stubborn) for the ultimate comeback!!
But, to tide things over, there was some pretty cool Classic Rock news last week: The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend joined Blondie front woman Debbie Harry and guitarist Jeff Beck a powerhouse concert benefitting the charity Concert for Killing Cancer, organized by British mod rockers the Who, at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.
This is warming to my heart for numberous reasons: 1. it shows that Pete can still play. For the last year, post Super Bowl performance it was rumored that The Who were unable to go on tour because of Pete’s tapering hearing, and he is almost completely deaf and unable to hear the music he is playing. I’ve never played multiple shows for multiple years, or boasted that my band set the Guinness Book of World Records’ record of loudest band in the world, but I’m quite sure that load music for 40-50 years can damage your music and make it hard to play live. Also, Roger Daltrey only six weeks before the Super Bowl discovered tumors on his vocal chords. Damn.
But Daltrey recently spoke of going back out on tour, which is great because they are on my bucket list of bands to see, and this needs to happen.
2. Debbie Harry is hot. Though I am not a fan of Playboy bunnies and their emphasis on physical perfection and complete lack of interesting features, I feel Ms. Harry is an exception to the rule: she and Blondie were part of the New York punk movement of the 70s, which did not feature a lot of women. I gotta give props to a woman who remained true to herself and was totally sexy in a rockin’ way.
3. These ‘Joining Together’ of super groups always rock. I love when bands mix. I saw legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors play with Stone Temple Pilots and it was a moment that most people will never see. It was a beautiful mix of old and new and just rock.
I’ll get back on the writing, I swear. But for the time being, I am enjoying just letting myself take in all the music.