This week I saw a Motown legend. I was invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Proud Gallery in Camden; Classic Motown: Invasion Begins. I am lucky enough to have a Dad who got me into Motown music at a very young age and to this day it is my favourite music to […]Read more "Martha Reeves"
So….2013 was a bad year for my Blog! I did not keep up with it as I should have done despite doing some really cool things. I am going to go back and recap some of those at a later date…I promise (I am sure the 4 people who actually read this blog will be […]Read more "Around the World Again….AKA It’s been a while"
I recently had the pleasure of observing and assisting my compadre, Bobby Minelli spread the Pipeworks Brewing love at a Binny’s in Downers Grove. We were inundated with people, some of them had driven nearly 2 hours to be there. Every last drop of the beer we took got consumed and dozens of bottles were […]Read more "Pipeworks Tasting, Downers Grove, IL"
What do you do on Fat Tuesday if you have a bunch of talented friends that like food as much as they like music. Well you do what my friend Christine did and throw a kick ass dinner an jam night. I stepped off a plane from Nashville and went straight to Christine’s apartment from […]Read more "Fat Tuesday Hootenanny"
A friend in need is a friend indeed…and if you get a great road trip out of it as well, that is a bonus. My friend Kristen Studard (K-Stud to her friends and anyone else she can persuade to call her that) told me some months ago that she was going to pack up […]Read more "Go West (and South) Day 1"
The Olympics and the Paralympics were incredible! Although the events are all finished now it will be a long time before anyone in London forgets about them. Everything about the the games, in my opinion, was fantastic. I could not get over how smoothly it all ran. I think there were a lot of people […]Read more "Olympics!"
My family and some of our good friends recently had the pleasure of sailing on a tall ship down the River Thames in London. This is something that one is rarely ever able to do but as part of the Olympic Celebrations that have been taking place all over the capital and the entire country […]Read more "Tall Ships on the Thames"
Recently my group of friends was shocked to hear the news that one of our most beautiful among us had been diagnosed with Cancer. The pesky thing, not content with making home in her breast, had decided you get up, wander around and settle in her lungs as well. Despite being confirmed as ‘triple positive’, […]Read more "The Jackie O Show with Victor & Penny"
I have some really funny friends. It is true. And occasionally I get to seem them to great things. At Entertaining Julia at the Town Hall Pub in Chicago the other week my friends Danielle and Tiff Puterbaugh, otherwise known as the Puterbaugh Sisterz, hosted an awesome night of comedy and music. Top of bill […]Read more "I have funny friends!"
Although this happened a couple of months ago now (I have been very lazy with my blogs lately, despite the fact that I have done some amazing things….I will rectify!) I still feel the need to share it. Seven days into an 11 day transatlantic crossing the ship I was on stopped in the Azores […]Read more "Whale Watching in the Azores"