I was wrong about something, and while I’m super depressed, I’m also willing to admit my mistake. For years now, I have chided the band for continuing to play show, after show, after show, filled with primarily “hits”, leaving little room for anything else. Decades have now drifted by, with barely space for three or… Continue reading I Get It
It’s been tough to feel more joy…or any joy… this past week. I don’t need to regurgitate the news, so I won’t. I just need to acknowledge what I believe many, including myself, are feeling. Life isn’t that great right now. I find it to be a near constant exercise of actively searching and finding… Continue reading Here We Go Again
I cannot imagine that I’m the only one who has watched full concerts on YouTube lately…..like for the past sixteen months or so. I’ll find myself with extra time, nothing to do, and I’ll think about watching television. After a short channel surfing session, I’ll sigh heavily and flip over to YouTube, thinking that maybe… Continue reading Why concerts matter
This past weekend, I went to my first concert since Covid began. It was everything I had hoped and wished for…and I even danced! I have to believe that this is only the beginning, and that this summer will bring the same joy I felt this weekend to many others across the globe. Let’s talk… Continue reading Music Lives!
Out of seemingly nowhere last week, I decided to listen to the entire discography of Duran Duran. Mind you, it has been months since I listened to any Duran Duran, outside of what I needed to do in order to write the reviews Amanda and I have been working on. For a while after the… Continue reading Leaving a Light On
So, I am going to try my best not to post sad memes this year. Yes, we all miss concerts. I know this. You know this. WE…know this (I am beginning to sound like a Saturday Night Live skit (click here if you have no idea what I’m talking about). I’m just going to try… Continue reading Random Fandom: How about those radiators?
Remember when we used to complain about how expensive concerts were? Now, I know for some, you’ve been lucky enough to buy tickets for Hyde Park or another show next summer. Truth be told, had I been willing to fly out of the country, I could have done the same. Fact is, I’m just not… Continue reading Random Fandom
Remember group therapy? You know….CONCERTS? I still have moments when I wonder if we’ll ever get to go again. Now, now, I know some of you are saying “But wait, Duran has some scheduled for next summer! What about Ibiza in Ap…I mean October now…” Yes. Yes I know about those shows. I have moments,… Continue reading Random Fandom: Another Concert Meme
It’s meme time. Here’s one that I have seen pretty frequently since the beginning of the pandemic: Every time I run across it on some social media site, I find myself nodding. Then, a wave of sadness washes over me. You know most of the time, I am okay with staying at home. I’m okay… Continue reading Random Fandom: We Are Not Okay
Last week, I quit Twitter. I took one last look through my old tweets, said a few silent goodbyes to people and accounts I’ve followed from the beginning, and deactivated my personal account. It was strange, but also just the teeniest bit of a relief. Before the conspiracy theories commence, it had nothing to do… Continue reading Random Fandom: Concert Weirdos