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006. The Fine Art of Surfacing: The Boomtown Rats with B.B. Gabor, March 19, 1980

My first concert of the 1980s, presented by local AM station CJBK and BASS (Best Available Seating Service) who handled lots of tix back in the 70s.  Whatever happened to BASS?

006. The Fine Art of Surfacing: The Boomtown Rats with B.B. Gabor, London Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday March 19, 1980, $7 (and a meditation on the amorphous nature of memory).

I came up with the idea for My Life – In Concert! during the late winter of 2010 and then spent the early spring drafting my first few pieces to see if I liked the results.  Once sufficiently satisfied, I typed away so as to create a backlog of material and, in doing so, decided that I wanted to define a scope for the series (can you tell I’ve been a project manager?).  Among the decisions I made was that each show I was going to write about either had to have a strong review component, a story to tell or a situation or element that would allow me to riff on an idea or theme Continue reading

002. Still the Same: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band with Toby Beau, May 19, 1978

Unfortunately, I have lost my ticket to this show.  Instead, here is a picture of our turntable.  Note the absence of Bob Seger upon it.

002. Still the Same: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band with Toby Beau, London Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada, Friday May 19, 1978, Approx Price $7-8.

Throughout the years, my music tastes have not only expanded but vacillated as well.  I have been through many a time frame when a certain type of music, period exploration or genre hogged my musical centre stage.  Invariably, the moment passes and morphs into something else or is abruptly jolted off course by the unexpected. Continue reading