Tag: Rock-and-roll

Life as a Miracle: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Fernando

What does one do to commemorate the finalization of a 30-year mortgage? To celebrate the closure of an onerous task: opening the checkbook and writing a check with many zeros 360 times… to be the owners of the home and not the bank!… ...

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“You remember that! You remember that!”


My husband and I enjoyed nostalgic outdoor concerts in the various Orange County, CA parks throughout the summer. One of the premiums of high density living is the abundance of choice. While there’s the inherent traffic – because, after all, what narcissist would assume to be the only one on the road?… ...

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If this car’s rocking’, don’t knock it!


Am I the only person in America who recalls the nightly news coverage when Senior Citizens rocked the Speaker of the House’s car? Escalating their jeers and boos and showing off their rock hard power?

The year was 1989, over 25 years ago, but I was impressionable and clearly recall the anger my father expressed when Medicare was first enacted, begrudging his father’s immediate receipt of benefits after paying in a mere quarter, while my dad had a lifetime of encumbered wages ahead of him prior to payout.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Seven Turns

We’ve returned from a visit with forty-year friends, a couple with whom we ‘co-courted’. Courting seems a quaint term, perhaps, but applies because we were all beyond ‘dating’ and, well, date is a calendared term linked to age… Which causes one to contemplate history, which couples and dear friends have.… ...

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Living Life as a Miracle: US

On Monday I shared my view of an enormously satisfying event and I hope that you’ve been graced with sighting it, too: a Taurid meteor shower. What a treat of Nature! “Look! Up in the sky, it’s —-!”  https://pjcolandoblog.com/you-are-a-shooting-star/

Ten years ago, Larry and I celebrated another unearthly magical night, an arena rock event with music that soared into space.… ...

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Coachella is not a handbag brand

CountryAt raucous provocation rock-and-roll music excels, bested only by rap for how it can build you up from what beat you down.

Some bands begin with their name, but talent is what truly makes the name:

Beck, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Jane’s Addiction, The Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, The Cure, Coldplay, Black Star, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Tuesto, Jack Johnson, Prince, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Strokes, Swedish House Mafia, The Black Keys, Dr.… ...

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Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

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The amphitheater signage has been replaced and soon the razing of the superfine outdoor musical arena will start. Dusty yellow megaton Caterpillars will crawl about the natural bowl of the earth to imbibe all man-made materials: gobble, gobble, chomp. The hills will no longer be alive with the sound of music; just as decades ago, the growl of Fraser, the fertile male lion, and the freeway frolic of Bubbles, the Hippo, vanished into Orange County myth.… ...

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