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He Can’t Stand

Phil Collins
Madison Square Garden
October 7

Phil Collins has back and feet issues, so when he plays, he sits.  That’s the only bad news.  The rest is great news!  And apparently he doesn’t even hate Jews (I had to research the rumor EVERY Jew knows about him – ask a Jew if you don’t know of the Phil Collins-Jews rumor)!!!  Some of his old notes can’t be hit AS high, but the man, who may be short on strength, was strong on performance.  And he didn’t even need a jacket.  It was not required! 

SetlistAgainst All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) / Another Day in Paradise / Hang in Long Enough / Don’t Lose My Number / Throwing It All Away / Follow You Follow Me / I Missed Again / Who Said I Would / Separate Lives (Stephen Bishop cover) / Drum Trio / Something Happened on the Way to Heaven / You Know What I Mean / In the Air Tonight / You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes cover) / Dance Into the Light / Invisible Touch / Easy Lover(Philip Bailey cover) / Sussudio

EncoreTake Me Home

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Enjoy Everything You Touch

Brooklyn Steel
October 2

Q – who is my favorite modern band EVER (that isn’t Blur)?

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Somehow, and VERY sadly, I have only seen Ladytron once before – when they opened for the Chemical Bros (what a twin bill!!) back in the way day, and then, VERY sadly, missed their next NY date in 2011 because Uncle Grambo got married (a worthy exception), but nothing was going to keep me from Brooklyn Steel last night to see my ladies and my lads tron the sh#t out of my ears and soul


Ladytron’s latest show, supporting their MOS eggsalad self-titled album, was even more incredible than I ever could dream it up to be!!!  Sights and sounds that were quite the sight and beyond astounding!  I had worried that Helen’s voice (my favorite female singer voice EVER!!!) would have been drowned out by the band’s killer, throbbing, bangin’ music, but no, they leveled the audio just right, and her angelic siren calls rang thru just beautifully!!!  

The whole thing was perfection.  Sure, I would have loved to hear about 10 other songs from their catalog, but whatever they played blew the roof and my mind off!!!!

Catch the ladies and the lads on tour – currently in North America for a very short stint, before returning to our shores in December.  Hopefully they’ll take up my offer to play my apartment, and add that to their tour dates.  Thanks in advance ladies and ladstron!

SetlistBlack Cat / The Island / Ghosts / Soft Power / The Animals / Paper Highways / Deadzone / Runaway / Far From Home / Fighting in Built Up Areas / International Dateline / You’ve Changed / Tower of Glass [Live debut] / Discotraxx

EncoreWhite Gold / Seventeen / Destroy Everything You Touch


Brothers, Fathers & Sons In Arms

Ad Astra
Official Site | Trailers & Mo
PG-13 | 122 min

Brad Pitt emoting in space > George Clooney dying in space (and I REALLY enjoyed watching Clooney die in space!).  Best Brad’s been in years!!!!  Maybe cause he did less talking… and more emoting!

Also, why make a space movie where you only go to the moon or Mars or Neptune, when you can make a movie where you go to ALL THREE!!!  But no love for Uranus?

But why did you have to include a Subway Sandwich shop at the moon spaceport?  I thought in the future people would be smarter and stop eating Subway cause it sucks, and especially cause their lettuce is shredded newspaper

But way to reuse Space Cowboy stuff!!!  If only they could have figured out a way to reuse Tommy Lee Jones Clay Shaw JFGay stuff!!!

Verdictgo: Breast In Show

Mark Knopfler + Bonnie Raitt
Madison Square Garden
September 25


But where was the sweatband Mark??? 

And how the funk have you never played ‘Storybook Love‘ live in concert, and even if you never did, how could you NOT break it out on the VERY anniversary of the release date of The Princess Bride????  I mean, you can play whatever you want to play (c’mon, ‘Bacon Roll’??), but there are missed opportunities and then there are REALLY missed opportunities!!  YOU MISSED IT!!! And where was Sting?  Or all the sports highlights paired to your ‘Walk of Life’, which wasn’t even worthy of playing??

Bonnie Raitt SetlistUnintended Consequence of Love/ Need You Tonight / One Belief Away / I Believe I’m in Love With You / Devil Got My Woman / Something to Talk About / Thing Called Love / Angel From Montgomery / I Can’t Make You Love Me / You Got the Love / Love Sneakin’ Up On You

Mark Knopfler SetlistWhy Aye Man / Corned Beef City / Sailing to Philadelphia / Once Upon a Time in the West / Romeo and Juliet / My Bacon Roll / Matchstick Man / Done With Bonaparte / Heart Full of Holes / Your Latest Trick / Postcards From Paraguay / On Every Street

EncoreMoney for Nothing / Wherever I Go (with Bonnie Raitt) / Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero

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Rowlands With The Home Bros

The Chemical Brothers
Forest Hills Stadium
August 1

Nobody turns knobs like the Chemical Brothers do live in ‘concert’!  NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SetlistGo / Free Yourself / Chemical Beats / MAH / EML Ritual / Swoon / Temptation > Star Guitar / Got to Keep On / Hey Boy Hey Girl / Eve of Destruction / Saturate / Elektrobank / No Geography / Escape Velocity > The Golden Path / Hoops > Get Up on It Like This / Under the Influence > Dig Your Own Hole / Wide Open / Galvanize / C-H-E-M-I-C-A-L > Leave Home > Song to the Siren / Block Rockin’ Beats


Medley Medley

The Righteous Brothers
Bergen Performing Arts Center
July 11

We’re down to one Righteous Bro (Best In Peace Bobby Hatfield), but the show must go on!  And one Bro is better than NO Bros!  Bill Medley (the Bro with the deeper voice, and the one you probably know better anywayz) carries the torch, and for the past 2 years, with honorary Bro Bucky Heard.  You’ve heard the word!  Bucky does a fine job walking a mile in Bobby’s lungs, but we came for Bill Medley and the melodies, and Bill’s got a clean bill of awesomness still left in his pipes, and so them melodies remained unchained!!!  NEVER LET THEM BE CHAINED!!!  And I, had, the time of my life!

SetlistHold On, I’m Comin’ (Sam & Dave cover) / Just Once in My Life / Little Latin Lupe Lu / (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration / Rock and Roll Heaven (Climax cover) / Crying (Roy Orbison cover) / Young Blood (The Coasters cover) / Unchained Melody / Koko Joe / Ebb Tide / My Babe / Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel cover) / (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (with daughter McKenna Medley) / California Dreamin’ (The Mamas & the Papas cover) / This Will Be the Last Time / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 

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