Ten Years After – Where were you Sept 29, 1972?

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments by

One of my earliest concerts. Madison Square Garden, rocking on a Friday night. Back in the days of Marshall Stacks. Ten Years After was touring behind their album, “A Space in Time.” This was one of their best, and this show had MSG shaking. Great stuff from “back in the day.” 1. One Of These […]

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1st Deadshow “brings smiling tears to my eyes”

Jul 20, 2013 3 Comments by

the Grateful Dead July 4, 1990 Sandstone Ampitheater Bonner Springs, Kansas This was my first Grateful Dead ‘experience’ and I had no idea what i was in for. At 19 I already considered myself a psychedelic veteran but this particular day i met my chemical match. The temperature didn’t help – it was over 100 […]

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My first concert: The Plasmatics at Perkins Palace, 1981

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

In 1981, I was a kid growing up in Reagan Country, aka Simi Valley CA.A bedroom community 35 miles NW of downtown Los Angeles, Simi Valley was constantly ranked as one of America’s safest cities. During those times, Simi – like much of suburban America, was fertile ground for bored young kids and the punk […]

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The Art of the Backstage Pass – Matthew Goldman where are you now?

Jul 06, 2013 No Comments

I got the passes in Oregon from 1993 from Marshall, a guy who told me he worked for Bill Graham Presents. He had a gigantic pack of passes including one that said he was a writer for Rolling Stone. Even after visiting him in California, I’m not quite sure what he actually did for a […]

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