Tag Archives: music

Thinking of the First Concert I Attended

The first concert I ever went to was RUSH during the Signals tour. I had listened to Moving Pictures and the incredible Tom Sawyer many times.  The summer before, you heard that song everywhere.  Then at Christmas, I got Exit … Continue reading

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The Cat Upstages Christmas Dinner

So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend.  Obviously, I was there too.  I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff … Continue reading

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Alegria

Writing about this past weekend’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer. Cirque Du Soleil is in town with a reboot of their famous show Alegria.  My girlfriend and I have had some wonderful dates, but going to see a live performance … Continue reading

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Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

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Music and Exercise

Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar … Continue reading

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Disassemble

    Do you ever wish you could disassemble your day and reassemble it in another way like so much lego? The idea came to me as I walked the subway concourse. I heard the sound of a cello (I … Continue reading

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Radio Days

I usually listen to the radio in the morning before I go to work.  I chose my morning DJs or morning show crew not because I like the music they play.  In most cases, I like about one in five … Continue reading

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People Don’t Meet That Way Anymore

Yesterday was night to catch up with one of my best friends over some food and a couple of pints at Hemmingway’s–a, perhaps, too trendy for me Yorkville bar/eatery that I often find myself at. Maybe, I just like the … Continue reading

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We Will Rock You

Let’s cut right to the chase. Last night’s Perfect Moment was getting to see and hear Brian May of Queen’s mini guitar solo (this isn’t the right word for it, but I am not particularly musical in nature and don’t … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Coin

Friday’s Perfect Moment is special in that it came conveniently packaged with its opposite. It came at me with its one-two punch.  Though I don’t really like gun metaphors, it was a double barrel shotgun blast.  Fortunately, the good came … Continue reading

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