Tag: 12-12-12

#121212Concert Last Call

I was very close to giving up– it’s late on the East Coast, and I still have a day job. I knew if I stayed up to see Paul McCartney it would be like the Olympics ceremony last summer where [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert Something Not Mean About Billy Joel

Okay, as promised, I’ll say something nice about Billy Joel. The truth is, I don’t hate Billy Joel. I’m not sure anyone can work up an emotion as strong as hate for Billy Joel as a musician. He’s got soild [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert TheWho

I’ve been alluding to it all night. We all know that the current incarnation of The Who are Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and some other guys who rudely insist on not being Keith Moon or John Entwistle. ¬†At least [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert It’s a Gas Gas Gas

Few opening riffs make me happier than the one for “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Yes, I have the audacity to place it above “Satisfaction.” This is the second song in The Rolling Stones set, and they seem to have worked out [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert Clapton Happens While I’m Busy Making Other Plans

  I was all set to take a break until The Who (what’s left of them) and The Rolling Stones made their appearance, and they do this. They throw Eric Clapton at me. The man is royalty. That voice! The [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert Bon Jovi Joy

I’m going to have to work hard to suppress my inner fangirl for Bon Jovi’s set. Most girls in my demographic grew up with Barbie-themed rooms, but the first chance I got, I papered my room with these guys. This [...] Read more »

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#121212Concert Might Like to Go to the Show

Nothing in life sounds like a Waters-penned chord progression. You just know, from the first note, exactly what you’re dealing with and that it’s going to be glorious. Waters opens with “Another Brick in the Wall,” Eddie Vedder in tow. [...] Read more »

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What IS New Jersey’s state song, anyway?

You had to know Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would provide an inspirational opening, given the whole benefit concert theme. A big chunk of Springsteen’s catalog is filled with songs about facing down overwhelming odds and trying to [...] Read more »

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Big Show, Little Experiment

Tonight I’m trying out something a little unusual, doing running reviews and commentary for the 12-12-12 Concert at Madison Square Garden. It’s a fundraiser to help rebuild the mid-Atlantic after that part of the country got pretty much demolished by [...] Read more »

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