Friday, September 30, 2005

THE RETURN of Jazz & Blues Fridays

Ahhh! It's good to be back! Marking the return of Jazz & Blues Fridays is a great 1972 concert from Cannonball Adderley. A fine performance from Berlin with primo sound quality. Go make your new iPod happy with some extra funki-ness.

It's been a long week, and now it's time to chill out with some cool tunes!

Monday, September 26, 2005


The time has come - the time is now! We have our first Gig at The Fire on October 5, 2005 at 9PM. The cover is $5 and WE WILL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE!!!

Make sure you come out and ROCK!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Jazz & Blues Friday's Will Return Next Week

We're working over the website and the downloads (which are still available) will be changing shortly. Thanks for being patient. The format may open up a bit - I haven't decided if I want to continue to focus solely on jazz and blues. We'll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, this is your last chance to download that GREAT Johnny 'Guitar' Watson concert. Your iPOD will thank you.

Have You Seen This Bass?

Orange is obviously preferable, but if you are selling this bass in any color, please let me know by making a comment here as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Goodbye, public trash creation project

I hate the Philadelphia Metro. It's not a newspaper, it's a neatly stacked pile of rubbish just waiting to be strewn about carelessly. In 2000, SEPTA decided it would give this junkie newspaper out for free at train stations and other transit stops throughout the city.

What kind of newspaper is this? Just a collection of wire reports, splashy color photos and advertising. No civic or social relevance at all. AND - no recycling. So it's been frustrating over these past five years while the garbage has piled up everywhere while people pick up this circular, and immediately discard it.

Thankfully, you won't see the METRO after September 30, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Of course, it's not because of the qestionable journalistic value, or the ecological disaster. In fact, SEPTA's angry that it doesnt have more METRO's to distribut on buses. Whatever. I'm just glad the thing will be gone.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Out of the shadows...

Exactly one month (to the day), I am happy to report that Blogerantz is back online.

My thought for the day concerns this gentleman to the left, Mr. Bruce Springsteen. I want to celebrate our recently acquired tickets to his upcoming acoustic show (returning to Philly this fall) by mentioning the Boss's affinity for the dark side.

A concert is a unique experience; an opportunity to participate in emotions and feelings that are not part of the everyday routine. For Bruce, many of those feelings focus on the darkest and most dangerous feelings people can have, when life is in the balance and actions are deperate. His ability to articulate in this fashion, to take us to those shadowy places where strength and violence become more than just show pieces and bravado, that is what makes these concerts so special.

And, yes, there are happy numbers interposed to give relief to the heavy-osity, but anyone who truly appreciates these performances, knows that the rubber meets the road at "Jungleland", "Lost in the Flood" and "Into The Fire". We can only celebrate with the likes of "Ramrod" and "Raise Your Hand" after we have lived through those epics of struggle and loss.

So I'm sorry we won't be seeing McCartney this time around, but I can not imagine a concert-going experience that is as rewarding where the darkest and most evil emotion comes courtesy a James Bond theme.

Thank you, Bruce, for not shying away from the sadness and the madness, even after all these years. And thank you to Cousin Steven for (a) making it all possible and (b) for understanding about McCartney.