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JLBNYC 12th Warrior


Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 National Championship Game

    Attending multiple Yankees World Series games from 1996 on.
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  • NHL TEAM: NY Rangers
  • NBA TEAM: NY Knicks
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Comment 23 Jun 2016

Great choice today Whoa! I was mostly familiar with him through Pearl Jam, so much of this was highly educational.  Didnt know anything about his background (e.g., learning from Ezrin)

I believe Brendan sat in on this amazing show

He performed on this one too:

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Summing up Todd Rundgren’s career in a few pity paragraphs is so beyond this fan’s capabilities. 

Truer words were never spoken!  Great stuff Whoa!  I was a big fan of Todd growing up and saw many Todd and Utopia shows.  One of the most amazing shows was the Oops Wrong Planet/RA tour in 1977 at Vets.  Way over-the-top theatrics, which blew my 14-year old mind (Played inside a pyramid, which Todd climbed while playing a guitar solo, giant sphinx, fountains, flames, dragons).  Todd was always very popular in Columbus and played there a lot, including another show I saw at Vets in 1980, which was simulcast on Qube and is now a dvd. He also headlined Legend Valley in 1979 with Cheap Trick, the Cars and Eddie Money (Cheap Trick was the best band that day).  Something Anything and A Wizard a True Star are fantastic albums. And Oops Wrong Planet, RA and Adventures in Utopia are probably the top Utopia albums in my opinion.

Here is Todd/Utopia and his concept/prog finest on the aforementioned 1977 tour

Utopia live in Columbus 1980 (sorry - can't embed)


Great song from Oops Wrong Planet

My favorite Todd song (worth it to see the long intro from Ike and Tina)

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Anyone remember a free music magazine called "Ampersand?"  

they had a contest where Journey, Infinity era, would come to your college and play for free (it was probably simply for the school with the most people mailing in).  My dad worked at OSU (i was in junior high or high school) so i used to read it.  I remember that they had the contest, picked a winner, then Infinity blew up, Journey became more well-known and blew off the contest!

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Good one Whoa.  I saw Journey a few times during the Infinity tour and they were great. I think that was the last tour with Dunbar on drums.  One memorable show was a $5.00 special at vets in 1978: Montrose, Journey and Van Halen!  Saw them later in the year opening up for ELO with Foreigner at WSOR at Cleveland Stadium.  A couple of more times in '79, but they sort of lost me after that.  There are some interesting things on the pre-Perry albums (they used to play a few of those songs during Perry's first tour (see Spaceman below).   I hadent realized Rolie came back to Santana - I will have to check out that album!

Here is an interesting interview about his departure from Journey ("I don't think Perry liked me singing")


Comment 15 Jun 2016

Reminds me of  a story that John Fogerty told on stage last time i saw him. Creedance had to follow the Dead. Here is a link to him talking about it on Conan.  Also Bill Kreutzmann visited Conan later and also talked about Woodstock (link in the article)

“We were promised a primetime slot,” he told Conan. “What they didn’t tell me is you’re gonna follow the Grateful Dead. Things went sorely wrong after they hit the stage, what they didn’t tell us until the 90s was they had all taken LSD just as they went on stage.”

“About the middle of their [midnight] set it went dead silent, I don’t really know what happened. I was quiet for an hour, and then they started playing again.”


Comment 14 Jun 2016

Great choice and fantastic work Whoa!  I knew Rory's name when i was younger and get into him later in life.  If TIMH can produce some new Rory Gallagher fans today, it has truly done a good thing! By the way, how awesome was the 1970 Isle of Wight festival?! , legendary sets by hendrix and the Who, plus the Doors, ELP, Miles Davis, Jethro Tull, Sly and the family stone, ten years after, free, Chicago, 

Comment 09 Jun 2016

Nice stuff there JCL (Love the RIff Raff post above too).

I like that Boston song and saw them at St Johns Arena on that tour. Sammy Hagar opened and blew them off the stage (helped that it was early in solo career and the set was heavy on the Montrose songs!)

Comment 09 Jun 2016

Really good stuff Whoa -- well done.  Such an interesting story on a true pioneer. The Les Paul was certainly the guitar of choice for all my friends in the 70s who had rock star aspirations.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I've admired your photos for a long time JLB -- not knowing they were yours until now. Awesome work, brother.

Thats very kind of you; thanks! Its been a fun hobby.  

Took a few at the Pearl Jam shows at MSG last month. These are two of my favorites (figured out how to embed for this post):

Couldnt embed this one

Comment 08 Jun 2016

Thanks! It was kind of surreal to see it in the write-up.  I've had a couple of websites post my photos before and one time Spin magazine (online) posted a few Neil Young shots i took when they did an impromptu interview.  Its tough because i usually can't get an SLR in to the shows, but sometimes at the Beacon they were cool about it (since the ABB let people record, they werent really to focused on anything other than bottles).  Usually, i just have to make do with a decent point and shoot.