I always said that if Bob Seger ever played again I’d like to see him. As I posted previously I’ve questioned some of my younger musical taste. A few weeks ago I was searching through my album collection and wondered what the hell I was thinking as I scanned past a Flock of Seagulls album. And as I said then, there must have been some kind of mandatory number of albums to pick when I joined, but never intended to pay for, the Colombia Record Club. If I liked them way back then I’ll never admit to it. A friend of mine at work said Seger was playing to promote his new CD and burned me a copy. It’s pretty good. Sounds like classic Seger. A little older, maybe a little wiser, like the rest of us, hopefully. My work friend, who for the life of me I can’t remember his name, is going to see him at the Garden on Thursday. I have a friend at Mohegan Sun so I figured I’d give it a try and asked for two tickets. I tried to get a room at Mohegan, but they were sold out. Tried at Foxwoods, too, to no avail. Maybe I was on to something big, this Seger show. No rooms? I had to stay at the Residence Inn in Mystic and it’s gone non-smoking, which was a drag, no pun intended. I should have brought the can of Lysol but the warning, in BIG letters, scared me from even trying. “Smoke Recovery Charges: $250. Not worth it. I froze my ass off in the Jeep out in the parking lot. No more Marriott for this dame.
We had pretty good seats. I snuck my digital in. Not easy with the pat-down upon entering and, once the show started, Security hoisting people out who were taking pictures with their camera phones. My girlfriend was freaking when I asked her to hand me the camera and I was kind of, too, but I really wanted some pictures. So Seger was great. He put on a fantastic show. Came out for two encores. I thought the arena was going to collaspe with the screaming and pounding meant to show him all 10,000 of us wanted him back up there on stage. Played a good mix of old and new stuff. I can die happy-he played Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man. He also played: Against the Wind, Betty Lou’s Getting Out Tonight, Horizontal Bop, Turn the Page, Rock N Roll Never Forgets, Night Moves, Main Street, Sunspot Baby, Hollywood Nights, Old Time Rock N Roll, We’ve Got Tonight, Katmandu, C’est La Vie (and it sounded great), and five or six from the new CD. The only one I missed, that he didn’t play, was Shame on the Moon.
Now catch this low-tech show on the video: Bob holding the mike with one hand while he plays the keyboard with the other. Then the host, at the end, says, “Groovy”! But damn, he sure was easy on the eyes-and still is.
I just woke up so I have to get this dream down right away,
I was in a deli, standing behind this guy when I realized it was Alex Chilton. I said to him, “You’re Alex Chilton.” He turned and smiled. I said, “You wrote and sang The Letter, when you were in the Boxtops. I have a later album of yours, when you were on your own.” I tried to remember the name of the album but couldn’t. He didn’t say a word and neither did the other guy he was with. They just continued to smile. Chilton was waiting for the turkey sandwich he had ordered. The alarm sounded, I woke up. Damn, I wish I could remember the name of the album. Gotta get ready for work. I’ll look for it later.
I’ve been wracking my brain all day, trying to remember the name of the album, (notice I’m talking album, not tape or CD) to no avail. I’m thinking about the dream off and on throughout. Earlier in the dream I was in another deli, but there was seating in this deli and in that part of the dream, or maybe it was an earlier dream and I merged them, I had ordered a turkey platter with stuffing and gravy and cranberry sauce and I was arguing with somebody about the food. Many of my dreams include arguing-it’s a constant theme with me, this arguing. Maybe the next go-round with therapy, (a whole other subject) I’ll ask about the constant arguing. Anyway, at work I was trying to remember the name of the album and then I started wondering if the Alex Chilton in the dream looked like the real Alex Chilton. Dream Alex had light, curly, afro-ish hair and he was smiling-almost laughing. Him and the guy he was with were exchanging knowing glances and I wondered what that was about. Neither spoke throughout this probably 90 second dream, but it was so vivid. I pulled the album when I got home. It was third from the last, of course. As I’m looking at the covers I keep asking myself what made me buy some of this music because alot of it seemed so middle-of-the-road, but maybe time and constant radio play has made it seem so? Men At Work, A Flock of Haircuts/Seagulls, Fleetwood Mac, Tears for Fears (and Mad World wasn’t even on it), Pat Benetar (ugh). I must have had to order some of this stuff from Columbia Record House and had limited choices…..I know, simple justification, you’ll say. OK, OK, in my younger life I may have been more MOT Road. SO, I get to Alex and the picture is familiar. His face is like that in the dream. I haven’t looked at that cover in 15+ years. So, I ask, what brought me to him, or him to me? Who knows. Maybe I should lay off the Tylenol PM.
I’m rambling here. The name of the album is “Feudalist Tarts”.
This is what we do to our allies. I’m wondering if we got the right guy? God Help us. Thank you to www.bushflash.com
01.20.09 and counting
Dr. Phil’s Marty show to air January 9th
They finally put it on the schedule for Tuesday, January 9th. The show is syndicated, which means it’s on different channels at different times in different cities.
In New York City it will be on at 3:00 p.m. on WCBS, Channel 2.
In Riverhead, it will be on at 5:00 p.m. on WLNY, Channel 55.
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Last fall Dr. Phil’s producers taped an interview with Marty, then taped a show in L.A. before a studio audience. It was a show about false confessions but ended up being in large part about the Marty Tankleff case.
Participating in the show in person were private investigator Jay Salpeter; Joseph Guarascio, son of Joey “Guns” Creedon; Marty’s aunt Marianne McClure and her daugher, Jennifer; and Steve Drizin of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University.
During the program, the producers got Detective James McCready, who took Marty’s “confession,” on the phone, and there was a heated exchange between McCready and Salpeter.http://www.martytankleff.org/Gui/Content.aspx?Page=Home2
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