Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Amazing Guitarist

Every now and then somebody will come along and blow you away.

Check out guitar player Andy McKee on, especially his song Drifting and an amazing cover of Toto's Africa.

And the song Into The Ocean features the most unique guitar I've ever seen.

Check it out!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Aharon's Elaina

Just watched a youtube video featuring Elaina Bellis of Quincy. It's by a guy named Aharon.

I did a story about Elaina not long ago. She went to LA to find herself and get into the TV and movie industry. She sounded like she was having the time of her life.

Check out the video here ....

Wow. A beautiful girl in a well-produced video and even kind of a cool song.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Drew's Off To School

Best wishes to young Drew White, off to school in the Chicago area (Elmhurst, I believe).

Drew heads north Tuesday armed with my old guitar, a good head on his shoulders, massive love and support from his dad and brother, and best wishes from Trinity UCC and friends.

I didn't go away to college until my third year out of high school and it was a huge mistake to wait that long. Some young people are fine staying home and going to school .... look at how well John Wood Community College does, and it makes a lot of financial success.

But others are ready. And others are ready to send them on their way. Right Tim??!!

Andrew, I remember your proud mother rocking her new baby boy in the church pew at Second Congregational in Grand Rapids, and now I'm wondering where the heck all this time has gone.

Quincy is home and always will be, but these are the greatest times you will ever have, Drew. Close your eyes and bottle this up right now, cause you won't leave home for the first time again.

Good luck, my friend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bands I'd Pay To See

1. The Who
2. U2
3. Yes
4. Asia
5. The Police
6. Van Halen
7. Eric Johnson
8. Journey (only with Steve Perry)
9. The Kinks
10. The Cars (even The New Cars)
11. The Collapse
12. Dire Straits
13. Foreigner (only with Lou Graham)
14. Sammy Hagar
15. Huey Lewis & The News
16. Peter Gabriel
17. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
18. Raised On Radio
19. Freddie Tieken & The Rockers
20. Jack Inghram & The Congregational Hart Throbs