Happy Birthday Keith...

Happy Birthday Keith, you don't look a day over 113.

On a "sad"/"wow, it's been that long" note...

Can you believe it has been 10 years to the day since the untimely death of Chris Farley?


Song of the... Just Click Play...
Yo La Tengo

Not doing a whole hell of a lot of posting these days... I've been very busy: feeding reindeer, dealing with Elf labor disputes, and trying to get my new Sirius satellite radio to work in the sleigh.

Seriously, "Song of the... Just Click Play" is dedicated to my lovely wife. She is quite simply, a Superhero. Taking care of a child with Autism (dealing with the countless therapists coming in and out of our house - as well as trips to the "Courage Center" for occupational therapy), she also raises two "wild princesses". This week she finished her Master's Degree, wow.

"on our way to fall in love" by Yo La Tengo is a song that reminds me of our first year married (also the first year she started Grad school). It's one of those songs, when I hear it I can't help thinking about my wife and how much I love and respect her.

Hope you like it.



Meet Fin

on this day

38 years ago today the Stones Played Altamont Speedway.

Today would be a good day to watch "Gimme Shelter" the movie which chronicles the 1969 tour.

My favorite line in the movie comes from Mick when viewing footage of Ike and Tina Turner, who was the opening act:
"It's nice to have a chick occasionally"

The Vault

Love Concerts? Where do you go when you want to see Judas Priest, Rolling Stones, and um... Roger Miller? Wolfgang's Vault That's where.
Concerts from your favorite bands, unless your favorite band is REM... Sorry Beth, they're not on this site.

OK, so not ALL the bands but quite a lot - check it out.


New book about the The Replacements... Just in time for Christmas

"All Over But the Shoutin': An Oral History", by Jim Walsh sounds like a "must read" for all us Mat fans. Greg Gaston from
Crawdaddy interviewed Jim Walsh about the book and I can't wait to read it.

“It was kind of daunting to do this project, it stopped many writers. There was fear of the band, and fear that they wouldn’t get it right and be laughed at by all the smart Replacement fans—who are the smartest, most persnickety, demanding fans of all. But you start getting older, and friends of mine started dying, and maybe important stories weren’t going to get laid down if I waited any longer. It’s like you’re in the middle of your life and you’ve lived these stories—and I lived it.”

I'm rushing to my iPod now to listen to some Mats!