Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jeff Dunham w/Walter,Achmed, Peanut, Jose

Tuesday Night it was Jeff Dunham's funny comedy show at the Allstate.

Jeff had the audience rolling non-stop!! Great show with a couple of new puppets.

Check out some videos, starting with Jeff and Walter.

"A goat only has two."

Walter and Jeff talking Divorce

Walter's wife's Tata's

Walter likes Amsterdam

Walter's wife picture

Goodnight Walter!

Now here's Jeff's new girl (I forgot her name)

Here's "Achmed the Terrorist"

"Tampon bit" and "Goodnight Achmed"

Now comes "Peanut"

"To Much 'RED BULL' "

"Chinese email "

New material, "Black Dude, White Dude"

"Super Hero"

More Peanut and Jose

Achmed Jr. is introduced to Achmed

Be sure to check out and several of Jeff's youtube videos. They'll make you laugh!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

JOE SATRIANI at Chicago Theatre 12-19-2010

Here is one of the great young guitar players who can smoke his guitar, Joe Satriani!

First here's Ned Evett who opened for Joe and although I have not heard of him, he was really slappin' that guitar. He is going to be Big !!!

And Here's JOE !

Sunday, December 19, 2010


(magnify the program and you can read the story)

Here's a little Holiday treat! It's video's of the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" from the Rosemont Theater Saturday night.
This version of "The Nutcracker" shows the Russian variation of this play. It includes 40 young Chicagoland dances who charmed the audience with their addition to the play.
Enjoy the dancing and enjoy the music!!

The end of Act 1.

Act 2 begins.

And the end. Very colorful and great dancing with Christmas music.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RABBIT HOLE staring Nichole Kidman and Aaron Eckhardt

The Rockin' Old Man was invited to a sneak preview of "Rabbit Hole" Tuesday Evening. Although it has nothing to do with music, it will move you as it did me.

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in this film, which tells the tragic story of how a married couple trying to cope with the lose of their 4 year old son. It's a good movie and after you see it you will tightly hug your kids and thank GOD for allowing you to have your children. Go see the movie.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The PUNCH BROTHERS at Lincoln Hall

Last night it was "The PUNCH BROTHERS" at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. "Blue Grass" at it's best. Chris Thile leads the group with a Rockin' Mandolin and blew the crowd away with his contemporary strummin'. Noam Pikelny, who some consider the next Bela Fleck, really adds class to the group with his great Banjo playing. Gabe Witcher joins in with the fiddle and violin, while Chris Eldridge rounds out the group on guitar.
Now Lincoln Hall is a nice venue with standing room downstairs and seating in hte balcony. Lighting could be improved since it was a little dim. Overall a decent place to watch and listen to music.

Ok here's some video's of the boys.

And here's a Punch Brothers youtube video. Also check their web site at

(click below)

As a historical side note, Lincoln Hall is right across the street from the lnfamous "Biograph Theater" when the Chicagoland gangster, John Dillinger was shot down by the FBI back in 1934.
A short write-up about the shooting can be found below.

(click here)
"The Biograph Theater"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

93XRT 12 CD Release Party

93XRT invited "The Rockin' Old Man" to the 12 CD Release Party, Wednesday, at the District Bar on Ontario. The party introduced Volume 12 ONXRT CD release with recordings by ; David Byrne, Vampire Weekend, Alejandro Escovedo, The Swell Season, The English Beat, Dave Matthews, Spoon, Andrew Bird, Frank Ferdinand, David Grey, and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.
The CD Rocks so go out a get yourself a copy!!
Ok, I was greeted by these two nice XRT Hostesses who welcomed all guests at the door.
Then a pretty District Bar waitress served drinks and some slices of pizza.

Here's a look around the XRT party at the District Bar.

Marty Lennarty, the evening DJ at XRT, MCed the Party and raffled off tickets to a concert as well as copies of the 12ONXRT CD.

Great time by XRT and the District Bar. So go and listen to XRT's music and visit the District Bar.
You'll love them both !!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

MICHAEL BUBLE at the Allstate 12-04-2010

Micheal was at his best Saturday Night!

Here were my neighbor's for the night, Dave and Deann from Kenosha. Great fans but they decided to park in an undesirable location and worried about it the whole concert. (I hope their car wasn't towed.)But first it was a group called Naturally 7 and they rocked with their musical insturment simulation and acappella singing. Perhaps the most memorable presentation involved this group of seven musicians who practice something they call “Vocal Play”. It’s hard to describe their act other than saying each of them used their voices in unison to recreate a different musical instrument from drums to brass instruments to guitars. They made beatboxing look like child’s play. Their Wall of Sound song, earned them a standing ovation.”

And then Michael came singing "Cry Me A River"!!

"Mack The Knife"

And the Buble Orchestra!

"Crazy Love"


Then a little "Michael Jackson" impersonation

Then Michael and Naturally 7 walk by me on their way to the other end of the Allstate. I got to shake Michael's hand, WOW !!The song is "All I Do Is Dream Of You"

Michael gave the fans at the other end of the arena a treat!

And Michael goes back to the main stage.

And a song from his new CD with the fans joining in.

And this is one of my "Paperless" tickets.

Great Concert starting with Naturally 7 and ending with the great, funny, and terrific guy, MICHAEL BUBLE. Go see him, you will be a fan for life !!