• My Year of Concertsā„¢: Night Ranger

    You didn’t think I was gonna go all of November without seeing a concert, did you? šŸ˜ MyYearOfConcerts continued last night in Tacoma with my first-ever Night Ranger show! It’s funny, when I told Cari I was gonna drive 3+ hours for this show, she was likeā€¦ “I didn’t know you liked them THAT much!” …

    November 18, 2023
  • Collective Soul in concert

    My Year of Concertsā„¢: Collective Soul

    Gotta admire a rock singer who doesn’t wear black from head to toe. šŸ˜„ #MyYearOfConcerts continued last night in Spokane when I saw my third overall Collective Soul show! I saw them about 15 years ago in BFE Idaho, then about 10 years ago at the county fair in Yakima — both were good but …

    October 8, 2023
  • I Don’t Want Normal Anymore

    My feet are freezing. It’s 90 degrees outside in August and I’m walking barefoot on our hot back patio, but my feet feel like they’re suffering from frostbite. It’s been this way since my accident last September. Only my feet aren’t really freezing. Every so often, I’ll ask Cari to touch my foot. “Does that …

    September 24, 2023
  • My Year of Concertsā„¢: Counting Crows

    #MyYearOfConcerts (post #2 today!) continued Wednesday night when I saw Counting Crows in Spokane! šŸ„° So I was pretty exhausted after the Billy Joel show and almost a week in New York City. We got home around dinnertime on Tuesday and the Counting Crows show was 24 hours later. TBH, I think Younger Matt would’ve …

    September 14, 2023
  • My Year of Concertsā„¢: Billy Joel

    #MyYearOfConcerts continued this past Sunday night when Cari and I caught Billy Joel live at Madison Square Garden, part of his residency there that started way back in 2014. Total bucket list show for both of us. Little-known fact: 52nd Street is the first album I ever bought with my own money. My parents had …

    September 14, 2023
  • My Year of Concertsā„¢: Billy Idol

    #MyYearOfConcerts continued this past Monday night (August 28) when I saw Billy Idol ā€¦ excuse me, “Billy F**king Idol” as he introduced himself šŸ˜„ ā€¦ in Spokane! Like several of this year’s shows, he’s another ’80s act that I never saw in the ’80s, for some reason. Came home from Dallas last week with a …

    August 30, 2023