FORMER YES LEAD SINGER JON ANDERSON SIGNS GUITAR FOR CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF PHILADELPHIA GALA AUCTION

Scott Bluebond (L) and Jon Anderson pose with the signed guitar in the green room of The 10! Show.
Scott Bluebond (L) and Jon Anderson pose with the signed guitar in the green room of The 10! Show.

13TH Annual Evening in the Yard Being Held on Friday, May 20 at the Navy Yard.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Scott Bluebond is the marketing and communications director at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (CSCP). But he is also one huge Yes fan. He was able to combine his love for helping people with cancer and the group Yes this week.  CSCP is having their annual gala on May 20 and this year, there will be an auction for the first time.  Scott called his friend Rich Chodak, owner of Bluebond Guitars and Music School (www.bluebondguitars.com/Bluebond/Home.html), for help. Rich purchased the store from his childhood friend and neighbor, Dale Bluebond, who was killed in an auto accident in 1994.  Dale was Scott’s cousin.

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KILLING JOKE GATHER AT THE IRVING PLAZA, 12-03-10

Killing Joke onstage at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza, NYC. Photo by Lynn Vala
Killing Joke onstage at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza, NYC. Photo by Lynn Vala

Killing Joke finally played the Irving Plaza after postponing this show from earlier in the year.  They were amazing.  I told you it was going to be awesome.  You should have been there.

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LAURIE ANDERSON SPENDS ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA AT WORLD CAFÉ LIVE (OR JUST FORWARD MY MAIL TO WORLD CAFÉ LIVE, PHILADELPHIA)

Anderson and violin set the stage for some democracy in action. Photo by Lynn Vala
Anderson and violin set the stage for some democracy in action. Photo by Lynn Vala

If you attended or read about the Adrian Belew Painting With Guitar show at the World Café Live July 1st, you saw or read about posters for the Laurie Anderson Another Day In America show.  This show was only advertised at the Belew concert, World Café Live was banking on the fact that they could draw from Belew’s audience  to help fill the room for Anderson.  Belew had worked with Anderson on some projects so the logic was sound.

Anderson didn’t need the help.

They even set the seating up to accommodate a more attentive, mature and dare I say it, refined crowd.  There was less open space, three rows of seats, a couple of rows of tables, and then the remaining usual seating around the bar and in the upper mezzanine.  I managed to get some front row seats and a photo pass for this show, so get ready, with my trusty photographer and my abysmal narrative, I will take you through…

Another Day In America.

Gonna be a killer show.

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LAURIE ANDERSON RETURNS BY BRINGING SOMETHING FANS HAVE LONG WANTED; “UNITED STATES PART FIVE” WITH HER NEW ALBUM HOMELAND

An important album from an important artist. Cover reprinted with permission of Nonesuch records.

$21.99

You’re reading a review.

About someone you’ve never heard of.

But…

You should know her.

You should know her work.

You should know her work is.

You should know her work is for… YOU!

She is a performance artist, music, dance, theater, comedy, drama, love, hate, technology…  She is a political activist.  But I don’t go near politics and I don’t go near music artists when they sit between their wives and ex-wives.

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SPUDS AND SPUDETTES! YOUR WAIT IS OVER!! DEVO RETURN WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY!!!

Blue is the new red for THIS year's energy dome.  Let's hope there will be more NEW Devo albums like Something For Everybody!  Cover reprinted with permission.
Blue is the new red for THIS year's energy dome. Let's hope there will be more NEW Devo albums like Something For Everybody! Cover reprinted with permission.


CD-$13.99

LP-$22.98

De-evolution is real!  De-evolution is the condition under which a society returns to its roots.  When individuals devolve, the basic human instinct kicks in and makes us want to drag our knuckles on the ground, carry a thigh bone of some sun bleached carcass, and appear disgruntled in Geico commercials.

When music devolves, its top performers appear in their underwear flipping the bird at a major league baseball game. (To Lady “MessMess”, I am a Mets fan, I hope every Mets fan that sees you in concert, on the street, with your parents, flips YOU the bird.  The Mets will be around long after your 15 minutes of nudity are over!)

It’s time for common sense, it’s time for transparency in the music business, we are long overdue for some good music, and it is most definitely time, once again, for Devo…

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DANGER DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! BOULE REVIEWS BELEW’S “e”! DANGER, DANGER!!!

Sorry, my copy of Belew's e was written all over... BY THE BAND!! (Reprinted with permission from Adrian Belew Presents)
Sorry, my copy of Belew's e was written all over... BY THE BAND!! (Reprinted with permission from Adrian Belew Presents)

Hi!  Remember me?  I’m the guy who broke the story that King Crimson was rumored to be over because a player in the scenario affixed situations to realities and created a rumored scheduling rift between when Fripp had wanted to do Crimson dates and the subject of this review, the Adrian Belew Power Trio had dates scheduled during that time.  When Fripp became aware of the scheduling rift, he took it as Belew not being as committed to KC as Fripp would have wanted.

Or so it is alleged.  I am not sticking my neck onto that chopping block again…

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