Browsing Category: Music

  • Ranking All 18 Shows From #MyYearOfConcerts

    I saw 18 shows this year during #MyYearOfConcerts and figured I’d rank them all in one post to wrap up the year. Here we go! 18. The Church (Seattle) Sorry, The Church. It’s not you, it was me. I was in a lot of back/neck pain that day (and also exhausted from two months of …

    December 31, 2023
  • My Year of Concerts™: U2

    MyYearOfConcerts has come to an end! And I suppose there’s some poetry in the fact that it ended with the band that was a huge part of my life for 30+ years…the band that gave me a world of friends I cherish to this day…the band that made me a published author…etc. I saw U2 …

    December 18, 2023
  • My Year of Concerts™: Night Ranger

    You didn’t think I was gonna go all of November without seeing a concert, did you? 😁 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 like… “I didn’t know you liked them THAT much!” …

    November 18, 2023
  • Collective Soul in concert

    My Year of Concerts™: Collective Soul

    Gotta admire a rock singer who doesn’t wear black from head to toe. 😄 #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
  • My Year of Concerts™: Counting Crows

    #MyYearOfConcerts (post #2 today!) continued Wednesday night when I saw Counting Crows in Spokane! 🥰 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 Concerts™: 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