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Protected: Sarasota and Tampa 2013

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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I Want You to Want a Picture with Me

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

rz2It’s always a spectacular day when I get to meet a member of one of the Big 7 bands, even if I had already met them before. In this case, I had once actually met the entire band Cheap Trick way back in 1992, and even had them all sign my CD of Dream Police. I had gotten multiple autographs of guitarist Rick Nielsen, and lead singer Robin Zander had scrawled his signature on a piece of Cheap Trick artwork that I had made in art class an brought along to hold up during the show. The entire experience was spectacular, and had I been able to actually locate the photos I took (fingers crossed that they will eventually turn up among my junkpile…er, archives), you’ll hear much more about the whole experience.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Dere

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

marty1Collecting autographs and meeting celebrities for as long as I have teaches you a few things. For one, when you see someone particularly old – say over 90, for example – who is selling autographed photos of themselves, you’d better pay pretty close attention as to who they are. Because needless to say, there likely won’t be any more chances to get them. And secondly, if they have a photo of themselves with the Beatles on their table, it’s probably worth snatching up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Brad Alone: Lost in New York

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

ny29The title is mostly meant for comedic effect. I never really got lost and I was only alone for about three hours. But the key point is that I had become comfortable enough with Manhattan and the subway system to strike out on my own and hit a few sites on the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2013, our last full day in New York City. Bob had opted out of hitting the streets for more of my brisk walking, so after I spent a rather slow and leisurely morning in the hotel room, I headed out a little before 11am for a few hours on my own. Read the rest of this entry »