A Glimpse of the Roadie Life

One of my favorite pastimes is seeing live music. I’ve often wondered what life would be like as a roadie. Different towns every night, sometimes the same songs played every night. Well, I had a glimpse of the roadie life last month, when I saw Guster play four nights in a row. I’ve never been […]

4, 3, 2, 1

My third favorite band is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I discovered these guys on December 31, 2000, when they opened for Barenaked Ladies in Boston. I had been a Boston resident for a year and a half, so to me, Guster is synonymous with my entire life in Boston….i.e., my early 20s to […]

Rock Star Weekend

  Thanks to Abby for helping me check off two birthday list items in the past two days. One was planned and one was not. Chronologically, we’ll start with the unplanned one. We saw Guster on Friday night. We knew we were going to be on the guest list, but imagine our surprise when the […]

Guster 8/12/11

  This is one of the reasons why I have been a Guster fan for 12 years.                   This is the lead singer, performing a song with a makeshift disco ball entirely surrounding his head. Another reason why:                   […]

I Saw a Symphony

  Last night I watched The Lawrence Welk Show while eating dinner. What has my life become? Before I went back to 1981 with Lawrence and his crew, I took a tour of Symphony Hall, where the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs.* I’ve been to numerous concerts and events there, and I’ve always been intrigued by […]