24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Solsbury Hill” (2003)

Well, so far on this journey through my 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom, I haven't posted anything really all that mainstream...no "Shock the Monkey", "Sledgehammer", "Steam" or "In Your Eyes".  It's not that I'm not a fan of those songs...in fact, the live version of "Sledgehammer" is always awesome. But I have wanted to … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Solsbury Hill” (2003)

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24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Come Talk to Me” (1994)

Here is part 3 of this week's 5-part series of Peter Gabriel videos marking my 24th year as a PG fan. One of the great concert events of the 1990s was Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Live" tour (1993-94) in support of his CD, "Us." Today's video is the set-opening "Come Talk to Me" from that … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Come Talk to Me” (1994)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “No Self Control” (7/20/87)

Well, today officially marks my 24th anniversary as a Peter Gabriel fan and I have decided that my PG video posts this week shall be a chronological journey of my fandom. Yesterday's video was of PG's performance of "Biko" the first time I ever saw him live, at the Amnesty International concert at Giants Stadium … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “No Self Control” (7/20/87)

A night with Coco!

This past Monday night, my wife and I went to the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pa., for Conan O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour. I love Conan O'Brien and never got the chance to see a taping of his show when he was based in New York and figured if there … Continue reading A night with Coco!

Ben Folds w/ Kate Miller-Heidke @ Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, 4/9/10

Wow! It's been a long time between posts here on the ol' blog, but I'm taking the time to put a quick one up here to talk about yet another personal Ben Folds live show experience for me. This time, Alison and I went to see Ben Folds perform solo -- just "Ben Folds and … Continue reading Ben Folds w/ Kate Miller-Heidke @ Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, 4/9/10

Another gig this weekend…

I will be playing accordion for my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, when he performs at Twisted Tree Cafe in Asbury Park, NJ, on Friday, June 19, at 9:45 p.m. The performance is part of the annual Wave Gathering Festival, which features more than 175 artists appearing at more than two dozen venues throughout Asbury … Continue reading Another gig this weekend…

Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday

As mentioned earlier on this blog, I will be part of the backing band for my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, when he takes to the stage at The Saint (601 Main St.) in Asbury Park, NJ, this Friday night as he celebrates the recent release of his self-titled, solo CD. Joining in the festivities … Continue reading Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday

Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

Mark your calendars for April 10...not only is it my wonderful girlfriend's birthday, but my friend Christian Beach will be celebrating the recent release of his self-titled CD with a show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. I will once again be part of Christian's backing band, helping out on organ and accordion, as … Continue reading Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

Valentine’s Day recap featuring Ben Folds, blurry pic police and temporary dining rooms

UPDATED 2/17/09 to include YouTube video... Ben Folds performs "Fair" in Dallas, Texas, during an October 2008 performance (link). Because Ben Folds was playing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia last night, my girlfriend, Alison, and I basically celebrated Valentine's Day on Friday night. We exchanged gifts, she made me dinner and I gave her … Continue reading Valentine’s Day recap featuring Ben Folds, blurry pic police and temporary dining rooms

Ben Folds Five reunites for Chapel Hill, N.C., show on 9/18

I was stunned to see this news this morning, but Ben Folds will be performing with former bandmates Darren Jesse and Robert Sledge for a Ben Folds Five reunion show at UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sept. 18, 2008. The show, which kicks off MySpace.com's new Front To Back concert series, … Continue reading Ben Folds Five reunites for Chapel Hill, N.C., show on 9/18