Monday, August 24, 2009

THANKS TO ALL !!

I want to thank all of you for the emails regarding my Bell's Palsy!!
Since the medical profession doesn't know the cause or the cure only God was able to cure my face paralysis. Thanks for your prayers!!

THE ROCKIN' OLD MAN is BACK !!!! Next upcoming concerts are:
Gary Allen, STYX, U2, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, and Joan Rivers.
Hope to meet some of you at one or more of these concerts.

Friday, August 21, 2009

STEVE MARTIN and his Banjo


STEVE MARTIN and his strummin' Banjo along with The Steep Canyon Rangers will preform at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago on Thursday October 22nd. For a real Evening of Blue Grass & Banjo check it out !! Tickets now on sale.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

AC/DC Rockin'





Well after several weeks I finally got to go to a concert!!

AC/DC rocked the United Center last Saturday Night!!! The boys were at their best and of course Angus did his thing! The engine rolled in about 8:45p and the train started rumbling!! After a while "ROSIE" hopped aboard!!
If you like rock, this is the best concert you can go to!!

A young group called " THE ANSWER" opened and were great. They play a lot of hard rock and got the fans stompin' and rompin' !!


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And a few fans before the Engine comes!!




And now the Engine has arrived bringing the train into the station !!




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And now its time for "ROSIE " to jump aboard !!





And last but not least "ANGUS"





AC/DC ROCK FOREVER !!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul Rest in Peace 1915-2009 -- Thanks for the Electric Guitar!!


Les Paul, the originator of the Electric Guitar, and hero of all guitar players now RESTS IN PEACE !!! 1915-2009





"Les Paul, along with Leo Fender, the most important developer of the electric guitar. He actually taught himself to play guitar in order to demonstrate his electronic theories. WOW!! All of us owe an unimaginable debt to his work and his talent. Mary Ford didn't hurt either." — Keith Richards
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"Les Paul set a standard for musicianship and innovation that remains unsurpassed. He was the original guitar hero, and the kindest of souls. Last October I joined him onstage at The Iridium club in NYC, and he was still shredding. He was and still is an inspiration to us all." — Joe Satriani
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"He was a genius inventor, musical innovator, and a wonderful person. Without the advances he pioneered, the recording sciences and the electric guitar would have been left years behind. I will miss him so much." — Joan Jett
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"I have a mix of emotions today. On one hand, I am deeply saddened at Les Paul's passing, and on the other a feeling of incredible gratitude and awe for his unquantifiable contribution to the world of music. His name adorns so many of the creations that I communicate through every night out here on the road ... He is also very present every time I set foot in the studio and am able to lay multiple tracks as I record, when I use echo, etc. The list of his inventions, in addition to his famous signature model Gibson, are extraordinary. I also feel that even in his nineties, the fact he was still playing every Monday night in New York is perhaps the most beautiful and inspiring achievement of all." — Keith Urban
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"Without Les Paul, we would not have rock and roll as we know it. His inventions created the infrastructure for the music and his playing style will ripple through generations. He was truly an architect of rock and roll." — Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Les Paul. His influence on my life, as on the lives of countless others, will be felt throughout eternity. It was an honor to know him and to work with him. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and will mourn along with musicians throughout the world." — Jose Feliciano
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"It's kinda heavy, but it just felt good in your hands. The electronics that Gibson developed that went into it later just gave it a sound and a feel that is unparalleled." — Joe Chambers, founder of the Musicians Hall of Fame based in Nashville, Tenn.
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"Les Paul and Mary Ford were among my most favorite musicians in the 50s. He was the first guy to do multi-guitar multitrack recording and that turned me on to guitars and stacking vocals for our records." — Brian Wilson
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"Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be, he was so vibrant and full of positive energy. I'm honored and humbled to have known and played with him over the years, he was an exceptionally brilliant man." — Slash
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"Les is single handedly responsible for the direction and evolution of the modern rock movement. Period. If you are a fan of modern music, you owe Les Paul an enormous THANK YOU!" — Dave Navarro

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Rockin Old Man has been sick !

Hey all you music fans! Sorry for the lack of update but I have been sick.
I got an ear infection over a week ago and that turned into Bell's Palsy which has made my left side of my face temporarily paralysed. Hope to be back soon though. I had tickets for Foreigner at the Wisconsin State fair, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley at Tinley Park and Jimmy Buffett tonight at Toyota Park but needless to say I missed them all.
I'll be back as soon as I can so "KEEP ROCKIN"