29 June 2009

Clapton/Winwood..together again

Since I'm going to be seeing these two stalwarts of classic rock tonight, I thought it would be most proper and fitting to play one of my favourite songs that I'm hoping they play tonight as my music video for today. Can't wait and counting the hours.

27 June 2009

Concerts I've attended (updated)

George Harrison 12/13/74 Capital Centre, Maryland
Beach Boys / Chicago 6/25/75 Capital Centre, Maryland
Black Sabbath 11/5/76 S.D. Sports Arena
Kiss / Bob Seger 12/19/76 Capital Centre, Maryland
ELO 1/30/77 S.D. Sports Arena
Dave Mason 8/1/78 S.D. Sports Arena
w/ Eddie Money
Outlaws 4/11/78 S.D. Sports Arena
Frank Zappa 9/9/77 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Alvin Lee 5/20/78 California Theater
The Who 6/18/80 S.D. Sports Arena
Santana (1) 9/5/80 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Jeff Beck (1) / Blitz Bros. 9/6/80 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Johnny Winter (1) 9/27/80 California Theater
Roy Buchanan (1) 1981 backstage at Bachanal
Grateful Dead (1) 8/27/81 Long Beach Arena
Grateful Dead (2) 8/28/81 Long Beach Arena
Grateful Dead (3) 2/20/82 San Diego Golden Hall
Johnny Winter (2) 6/26/83 The Rodeo
Grateful Dead (4) 7/31/83 Ventura Co. Fairgrounds
Roy Buchanan (2) 12/11/83 The Bacchanal
Grateful Dead (5) 7/21/84 Ventura Co. Fairgrounds
Grateful Dead (6) 7/22/84 Ventura Co. Fairgrounds
Grateful Dead (7) 4/13/85 Irvine Meadows
Grateful Dead (8) 4/14/85 Irvine Meadows
SRV 6/ 21/85 The Del Mar Fair
Grateful Dead (9) 9/15/85 Southwestern College
Grateful Dead (10) 4/12/86 Irvine Meadows
Roy Buchanan (3) 10/26/86 The Bacchanal
Grateful Dead (11) 4/19/87 Irvine Meadows
Grateful Dead (12) 6/13/87 Ventura Co. Fairgrounds
Grateful Dead / Bob Dylan 7/26/87 Anaheim Angel Stadium
Santana (2) 8/14/87 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Grateful Dead (14) / Santana (3) /
David Linley & El Rayo X 8 / 22 & 23 / 87 Angels’ Camp, Calaveras Co.
Robin Trower (1) 2/29/88 The Bacchanal
Roy Buchanan (4) 4/22/88 The Bacchanal
Grateful Dead (15) 4/24/88 Irvine Meadows
Santana (4) 5/13/88 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Grateful Dead (16) 12/9/88 Long Beach
Grateful Dead (17) 12/31/88 Oakland Coliseum
Jerry Garcia Band (1) 5/20/89 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Santana (5) 9/2/89 S.D.S.U. Amphitheater
Eric Clapton 5/3/90 S.D. Sports Arena
Johnny Winter (3) 9/ /90 S.D. Street Scene
ZZ Top / Jeff Healy 12/10/90 S.D. Sports Arena
Santana (6) 3/21/92 Tijuana Bullring
Allman Bros (1)
w/ Blues Traveler 7/19/92 S.D. Convention Center
Jerry Garcia Band (2) 8/2/92 Southwestern College
U2 11/10/92 S.D. Stadium
Jerry Garcia Band (3) 4/18/93 S.D.Sports Arena
Allman Bros. (2) 5/23/93 Starlight Bowl
Crosby / Nash / Pevar (1) 8/27/93 Oceanside Pier
Santana (7) 6/2/94 Embarcadero
Traffic 6/6/94 Embarcadero
Santana (8) / Jeff Beck (2) 9/16/95 Concord Pavilion
Ravi Shankar (1) 10/6/95 S.F. Masonic Temple
John Lee Hooker 4/9/96 Luther Burbank Center
Sting 8/17/96 Concord Pavilion
Bonnie Raitt, David Lindley,
Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby &
Shawn Colvin 9/18/99 Concord Pavillion
Jeff Beck (3) 9/24/99 Concord Pavillion
Jacob Dylan / Wallflowers 11/13/2000 LBC
Jeff Beck (4) 2/19/2001 Luther Burbank Center
Mark Knopfler 5/18/2001 Berkeley Community Center
Sorentinos 9/1/2001 Mystic
(w/ (Kevin) Bacon Brothers)
Robin Trower (2) 11/19/2001 Mystic
BB King(1) 11/16/2002 Konocti

George Thorogood 4/12/03 Konocti
Jeff Beck (5) / BB King (2) 8/1/2003 Concord Pavillion

Sons of Champlin 2/20/2004 Mystic
Charlie Musselwhite 5/28/2004 Raven Theatre

Charlie Musselwhite 1/21/2005 LBC
w/ Charlie Sexton opened for Robert Cray
Robben Ford 7/10/2005 Yoshi’s
Brian Wilson 9/2/2005 Greek Theater
CSN (2) 9/7/2005 LBC
RollingStones 11/6/05 Hollywood Bowl

Buddy Guy 2/22/2006 LBC
Sons of Champlin 3/10/2006 Mystic
Jeff Beck (6) 4/4/2006 Warfield
Anoushka & Ravi Shankar 5/7/2006 UC Berkely
Ray Davies 7/13/2006 Warfield
19 September Robin Trower (3rd) at Mystic
24 September Jeff Beck (7th) at Paramount Oakland
6 November Rolling Stones (2nd) w/ Van Morrison at Oakland McAfee

28 January Brian Wilson (2nd) last performance of Smile at Paramount in Oakland
10 February Sparkelhorse at Filmore
7 April Yardbirds at Mystic
7 October Black Crows at Paramount in Oakland
10 November Gov’t Mule at Filmore

14 February Robin Trower (4th) at Filmore
28 March Ray Davies (2nd) at Warfield

23 April Jeff Beck (8th) Fox Theatre Oakland
29 June Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, Oakland Arena

23 February Plastic Ono Band w/ Yoko and Sean, Fox Theatre Oakland
16 April Jeff Beck (9th) Nob Hill Masonic Temple, San Francisco

31 October Jeff Beck (10th), Santa Rosa CA

22 June 2009

11 June 2009

Cherry blossoms have blown away
And the path to my door is obliterated by snow.
The lover who visits me today is surely dedicated.

(c) 2009

10 June 2009

I Was Dead ~ by Anonymous

i was dead
i came alive
i was tears
i became laughter

all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal

love said to me
you are not
crazy enough
you don’t
fit this house

i went and
became crazy
crazy enough
to be in chains

love said
you are not
intoxicated enough
you don’t
fit the group

i went and
got drunk
drunk enough
to overflow
with light-headedness

love said
you are still
too clever
filled with
imagination and skepticism

i went and
became gullible
and in fright
pulled away
from it all

love said
you are a candle
attracting everyone
gathering every one
around you

i am no more
a candle spreading light
i gather no more crowds
and like smoke
i am all scattered now

love said
you are a teacher
you are a head
and for everyone
you are a leader

i am no more
not a teacher
not a leader
not a servant
to earth’s wishes

love said
you already have
your own wings
i will not give you
more feathers

and then my heart
pulled itself apart
and filled to the brim
with a new light
overflowed with fresh life

now even the heavens
are thankful that
because of love
i have become
the giver of light

Lee Thomas Jennerwein
1966 - 2009

I'm back....

This morning when I arrived at work and checked my voicemail this is what I found:

"for several years a lot of money is being spent and I need to be able to buy the things I want..." no other identifying marks, it seemed to be spoken in a woman's voice but the quality or tone of the voice made that to be in question, it sounded sort of tweaked, elfish-like. I saved the message and if I were more technically savvy I would post it to this blog for you all to hear it because it is somewhat of a trip to me. I even wondered if it was a message from the beyond. Because I work in a law office, it could have been someone seeking legal advice about a financial matter, but I may never know, since either they left no name or it was cut off.

Every one seems to be so focused on money these days and I am no exception. I had dreamed that once my kids were independent or at least of majority, that I would have the freedom to change jobs, move to a different location, travel. But financial constraints have made that seem ever more elusive. I begrudgingly admit this truth. Money may not solve many of life's problems and having enough money to do the things I want may present a whole new set of problems. But I think I could handle it.

Still, I wonder if my spirit guides weren't leaving a cryptic message for me. And thusly I ponder...

07 June 2009


iz mah birfday
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Still just a pup...in dog years.

02 June 2009


Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with every blow you bring
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion

One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock, five
Dandelions don't care about the time
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Tho' you're older now its just the same
You can play the dandelion game
When you're finished with your childlike prayers
Well, you know you should wear it

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives
Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Little girls and boys come out to play, yes
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion
Blow away dandelion
Blow away dandelion
Blow away dandelion