This weekend I will be spending time with my Goddaughter, as well as my best friend, Tommy. There is a big township day happening in their town and every year we try to go together. It gives me a chance to see his kids and catch up with him and his family. Tommy and I don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like to, but we make the effort to get together at least on a monthly basis. It will be nice to spend the day with my Goddaughter and her brother (not to mention my best friend and his wife). The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous and I am really looking forward to a fun filled day in the sun. Running around after a 3 year old and a 5 year old, well, that could be a little painful…
Here’s what rocked this week:
From Good Homes Live At The Wellmont
The From Good Homes Reunion continues. The band is playing two shows at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey, on Friday December 17th and Saturday, December 18th. Last year’s 2-night stand at the Wellmont is still being talked about, and with additional shows under the belt from earlier in 2010, these 2 nights are bound to be spectacular. Do yourself a favor and buy an early holiday gift to enjoy. These are going to be amazing concerts!
Kim Thayil Shares His Thoughts On Soundgarden’s Greatest Hits
Soundgarden released a greatest hits album this week (Telephantasm). Did you get your copy? Lead guitarist Kim Thayil sat down with Rolling Stone to share his thoughts on the hits of Soundgarden. During the time he takes a swipe at Rage Against The Machine, discusses the possibility of a new Soundgarden album, and talks about future releases, including a long awaited B-sides album. This is a very entertaining read.
Widespread Panic Performs Their First Two Albums
Following in the current trend of many performers, Widespread Panic performed their first two albums in their entirety for a benefit concert. Their first album was the first set and their second album was the second set. It appears to have been a very special evening.
Farm Aid Celebrates 25 Years This Saturday
Farm Aid is 25 this year, and to celebrate, they will be holding their annual concert at Miller Park in Milwaukee (home of the Brewers). Didn’t get tickets to the show, or couldn’t find a cheap flight to Milwaukee? No worries, you can do the next best thing. The concert will be aired in its entirety on XM Radio Channel 13 (Willie’s Place). Check it out if you have the chance.
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