Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hump Day Hunks!

Do I really need words today? Do the hunks not speak for themselves? 2 more days til the weekend and Hersheypark! Yay!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Take Me Back Tuesday - Week 73

From those music lovin' ladies at Music Memoirs

What's your favorite way to listen to music on a hot summer day?

Preferrably somewhere air conditioned! Another way I like to enjoy my music is with the windows down driving somewhere fabulous, like Atlantic City. Of course any beach will do.

Do you have any music that you like to listen to more in the summer than any other time of the year?

I've always listened to Sgt Pepper more during the summer months. I dont' really know why. Eric Clapton was another good artist for summer soundscapes. I think in general I liked to revisit a lot of my albums from the mid to late 60's. Maybe it was the summer of love vibe of the music. I don't know, but I do tend to listen to that era more in hot summer months. I guess I'll be breaking out Days Of Future Passed. (Though really this one should be a Christmas type it reminds me of a potential ghost for Ebeneezer Scrooge. I'm the ghost of Days of futur passed!!!)

Do you see more concerts in the summer? And if so what type of venues do you prefer to see those shows?

Most of my concerts seem to occur between June and Oct, much to my chagrin. Why? Because I hate outdoor venues. When it's a sweltering 90+ degrees out and you're concert venue is a parking lot next to a train track...let me tell you, you can really get sick, especially when the seats seem like they are only about 2-5 inches a part. I prefer to see my concerts in a nice air conditioned venue. Now if only more bands would come to Pittsburgh this summer!

The Downfall Of Long Weekends

If you're anything like me, you wait and wait for a long weekend only to have it fly by in a blink of an eye.

Where did the time go?

Why do I have to go back to work today?

I've waited almost 6 months for a holiday, (I don't get a day off for Easter, just a few hours) and it's over all ready!

Now I have to wait for the Fourth Of July for another day off, and I'm not too keen on that, because my birthday is July 2nd and I really don't want to think about getting another year older.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Random 10

From the musical ladies @ Music Memoirs

10 songs that sum up your weekend...or were on your weekend playlist...and one picture that relates back. (oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did)

Herman's Hermits - A Must To Avoid (aka Mustard Boy...don't ask)
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Cheap Trick - I Can't Take It
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
The Beatles - Think For Yourself
The Moody Blues - Soon Or Later (Walking On Air)
The Moody Blues - English Sunset
Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

Song 1 is from a mix CD I listen to when I went shopping on Saturday.

Songs 2 & 3 are from Decade, the first Duran Duran Greatest Hits disc that I took with me on my jaunt to the Animal Park on Sunday.
Songs 4 - 6 are on my 20 Favs Mix CD that also came with me on my journey.
Songs 7 & 8 are off of The Moody Blues' Strange Times (aka my very favorite Moodies disc)
Song 9 and 10 were played in various places on my jaunt. I think Just The Way You Are was on the radio when we left my little hamlet of Charleroi on Mon yesterday and She's Always A Woman was played when we were eating at Oakhurst.

Now for the picture

Sunday, May 28, 2006

What I Saw Today

I'm a little sunburned but I had a great time.

Here are a few of the things I saw today:


The Youghiogheny River


Cute critters

So which group should get the first post on my photoblog?

Off To The Zoo and the Mountains!

My camera is going to get a workout today. The Cucumber Falls, Living Treasures Animal Park, The Windfarm at Mill Run! Squee! The day is gloriously sunny. I couldn't ask for much more, other than loads of money to spend. But alas and can't have it all.

Just Another Photoblog will be updated with loads of pictures later on. Until then, go have a look at the Purple Finch I snapped some shots of yesterday. Why it's called a Purple Finch..I haven't a clue. It's feathers sure looked red to me.

Oh and if you can't find anything to excite you on my photoblog, go to my flickr account.

I hope all of you have as much fun as I'm going to have. Oh and I'll tell ya all about the yummy food at the Oakhurst Tea Room when I get back. I imagine I'll be putting on a few extra pounds today!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Busy Day

It's only 2:30 and already I've been to check on the kitty that I was checking in on the last few days. I gased up the car so I can go to the mall tonight. After that I went back to McShane's in Belle Vernon and picked up a few more plants, which I promptly came home and planted.

I'm hot, sticky and exhausted.

Tomorrow's going to be equally exhausting. I'm going to Ohiopyle to see the Cucumber Falls, then to Living Treasures Animal Park and before we get the animal park we're going to see if we can find the wind farm in Mill Run. I have a fascination with Wind Farms, as some of you know. Dinner will hopefully be at the Oakhurst Tea Room, which is a Smorgasboard. I will try not to sing like the Swedish Chef while I'm there. (Don't really don't want to know)

Monday will be laundry and cook out day! Yay! Relaxation! From there I'll be starting preparations for my trip to Hershey Park the following weekend! I can't wait. This morning I woke up to Gary Puckett singing Young Girl. I was ready to get in the car and go today, but alas, Gary won't be there tomorrow! Plus I think I have enough to occupy myself with for the next 72 hours.

Friday, May 26, 2006

He's Just Too Cute

I've been hearing Michael Buble's version of Save The Last Dance on the radio nearly every damn day. Not that I mind. I'm partial to Michael. He's got a gorgeous voice, though it's hard to believe it comes out of such a sweet little face.

Now if only that song would get out of my head.

Top 5 On Friday - Week 73

From those music lovin' ladies at Music Memoirs

Top 5 "Beach" Songs

The Beach Boys - Kokomo

Cliff Richard - On The Beach

Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl

Lindsay Buckingham - Holiday Road

George Harrison - Gone Troppo

These songs should get everyone into the "summer" groove.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Facts

1. I've never been further than a seven hour drive from home: Toronto to the North and Atlantic City to the East. I've never traveled further west than Cincinatti or further South than Fairmont, WV.

2. The Moody Blues are the only band I've ever roadtripped for and I've only ever seen them once in Pittsburgh.

3. I harbor a secret desire to be a writer and a photographer

4. I've only ever lived in the house that I grew up in.

5. There has never been a time in my life when I haven't had a pet of some kind. I've had cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, guinea pigs and turtles over the years.

6. Most of the time I'm pretty darn lonely, but I don't make friends easily. Truth be told, this girl hasn't been on a real date in at least 6 years. The sad part is, I don't even care.

7. I'm very easily amused. Proof of this is my love for watching and photographing birds.

8. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, but I've never really used it.

9. I've only been to the Zoo in Pittsburgh twice, because I always get lost trying to find the damn place.

10. In the last month or so I've read about a book a day. Mind you none of these books are deep and thoughtful reads, but they are still books.

11. I think I'm the only person in the world that wants a cell phone to be a cell phone and nothing else. I have a camera phone and the extra features just get in the way. The camera turns itself on and takes pictures in my purse! WTF is up with that! Next year when I can get a new phone again, it's going to be a phone and that's it!

12. I hate cleaning but when I start doing it, I become obsessed with it.

13. If one more of my bands ignore me on the current tours I'll go ape! Cheap Trick are playing the Borgata on June 30th (a Friday) and then Toledo! Erm about a city in between those two? Huh? Grrrr!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hump Day!

It's the middle of the week and we've got a long weekend coming up! Let me just say the next 2 days can't go by fast enough. Plus there's only a week until my first concert. Yay!

So to help get the week rolling towards the weekend...I'm bringing out the hunks!

MMMmmm, I just realized how pretty Simon looks. I think I'll be drooling for awhile.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Enough with the Da Vinci Code!

Hype is one way to destory something for me. There was a time when I thought I might crack the hard back copy of this novel. I was even tempted to see the movie awhile back, before everywhere I went screamed Da Vinci Code!

Now I just want to scream when I hear about it. I wouldn't spend my hard earned money on this now. It's been over exposed. I never saw The Passion Of Christ for this reason too.

I don't care if it's the best movie ever, (And from the reviews I've heard, it's not)I'll not sit through it.

I've heard enough. It's not even that I'm offended by the content. I'm Catholic, but I don't always see eye to eye with what the church has to say. The premise for this movie isn't anything new. There have been other books written on similar themes.

I'm just sick sick sick of hearing about this one.

Can we get some hype on the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film? I'd much rather look at Johnny Depp.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Nothing A Good 12 Hours Of Sleep Won't Cure

I never get any good sleep over the weekends anymore. My body demands that I'm out of bed by 8 o'clock at the latest. That's wrong on so many levels that I can't even begin to discuss it. At least 8 is better than 5:30 which is when Pickle Radio wakes me up during the work week. Yuck!

Sadly this lack of sleep is making cranky. Very cranky! I've been picking fights with everyone this past week. (And enjoying it) Not a good thing, and not usually like me.

I feel like that lyric from Arcadia's Election Day.

She's moody and grey...she's mean and she's restless.

I'm not sure if my sleeplessness during the week is a result of the many season finales that I got sucked into watching last week. Suffice to say, I don't think I was in bed earlier than 11:30 most nights last week.

Thankfully tonight is probably the only night I'll be staying up to watch something. The CSI Miami finale is on tonight and that will be the last 10 p.m. show I'll be watching for a long time. You can't make me watch reruns!

I need my sleep! Before they make an episode of one of those crime dramas about me!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

New Discovery

I discovered a Justin Hayward song that didn't know about yesterday. Mind you, I didn't know about it through my own stupidity. A few years ago when I hunted down every last thing I could get my hands on, I thought I downloaded all of View From A Hill.


I missed one song.

I reripped all of my Justin Hayward discs and yesterday for the first time, I listed to View. Suddenly I heard a song I wasn't familiar with. I was baffled, because I couldn't figure out where it had come from.

The song?

Sometimes Less Is More

I don't know why, but no matter what, Justin never fails to impress me. Most of my favorite bands have let me down a few times. Justin and the Moodies don't, at least when they get around to releasing new material. (In other aspects of their career, they let me down more than any other band)

Seriously, if you don't own this album

Click the album cover and buy it now!

I don't think Justin gets much better than this one.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

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Here Comes The Sun

After about 6 gloomy days the sun has finally decided to peer through the clouds. Take goodness. I seriously was losing my mind from all the rain.

Now to motivate myself to do something productive today besides laundry and sitting in front of this computer.

I wish money weren't such an issue. There's stuff I'd like to do, but then I think of how much gas I'll use or the trips I want to take and I get depressed.

I'm sick of sitting around the house. I'm also sick of going to the same places. As much as I love Phipps, I'm in no mood to go there and I think that's on my agenda for tomorrow.

I never thought I'd see the day when I said that. I just don't want to go there. I want to do something different. Anything, really. Even the South Side doesn't hold any excitement for me right now.

It all requires money..and gas.


The sun is out. It's gorgeous and I'm feeling sorry for myself. There's something wrong with this picture.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Top 5 On Friday - Week 72

From those music loving ladies at Music Memoirs

Top 5 album covers

1. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues

2. Revolver - The Beatles

3. Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

4. Classic Blue - Justin Hayward

The cover makes it because....well...Damn, Justin has a pretty face.

5. I Say, I Say, I Say - Erasure

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

13 Songs That I Can't Live Without And You Shouldn't Either

1. Erasure - Tell It To Me

2. Justin Hayward - I'm Sorry (It's that lopsided lovin' thing again)

3. Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn

4. Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line

5. Herman's Hermits - You Won't Be Leaving

6. The Moody Blues - Question (Alternate Version)
This is from the new reissues. Thanks to my friend Marilyn for sharing this with me.

7. Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella (Because it's just so damn fun!)

8. Diana Krall - Narrow Daylight (Have I mentioned how much I love this song)

9. Elvis Costello - Monkey To Man (Another song that's too fun to be missed)

10. Grey Eye Glances - Halfway Back (Every song by this band is not to be missed)

11. Danny Elfman - It Only Makes Me Laugh (Because this song is so damn true!)

12. Paul McCartney - Figure of Eight (Someone's got to love Paul in his time of need. This song is good reason to love him)

13. George Harrison - Fish On The Sand

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Let me know if you snag any of the tracks.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Hump Day!

It seems like the week is flying by. It's Wednesday already. Just 2 more days until the weekend. What a wonderful thing that is, except that I've got to make a jaunt to Pittsburgh on Sunday to Phipps and for the first time in ages, I don't really want to go. I'd much rather sit on my butt and veg.

But I'm not going to worry about Sunday yet...because it's Hump Day! And it's time for the Hotties to take center stage!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

CSI - Miami

Ok, I admit. I love this show, and not because it's a hard edged crime drama or anything like that. The plots don't excite me. The characters aren't all that fabulous. Well maybe one or two of them are fabulous.

Like David Caruso's character Horatio Caine.

Maybe the theme of this picture can make an episode for next season! Hey, sometimes you have to interject some comedy into life.

Mind you I was thrilled when they killed off Horatio Caine's wife last night. OK, I was more than thrilled. Horatio just shouldn't be allowed to be married. He needs to have that pent up/need to get some sex kind of frustration going on in his life. Plus its no fun for me to go all fangirly over his character if he's got a wife, especially one of the CSI - Miami, airbrushed, perfect variety.

So I'll just be content to know that Horatio's wife is deader than spam...and I'll live with that until next week's season finale. (Hopefully they won't bring her back from the dead)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Random 10 - Week 55

From the music lovers @ Music Memoirs, the first of the 3 weekly memes.

10 songs that sum up your weekend...or were on your weekend playlist...and one picture that relates back. (oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did)

I stayed at home most of this weekend and when I did go out it was just to church and to Lorraine's in Speers for dinner. So everything on my list is from my winamp and my little Muvo.

Elvis Costello - Rocking Horse Road
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Peace In Our Time
Duran Duran - Someone Else Not Me
Duran Duran - Hallucinating Elvis

(I was reripping CDs to the hard you can see I ripped Brutal Youth, Goodbye Cruel World, and Pop Trash)

John Lennon - Power To The People
John Lennon - Instant Karma
Paul McCartney - Tug Of War
Paul McCartney - Here Today

(I was also listening to Tug of War and Lennon Legend)

Herman's Hermits - If You're Thinkin' What I'm Thinkin'
Herman's Hermits - Marcel's

(Listened to There's A Kind Of Hush as well)

As for the picture...My brother, his wife, my mum, my nephew and I went back to McShane's.....I took my camera, of course...

I included that picture on my last photoblog post. To see a few other's go here. Have a look around. I post more photos there than Flickr, basically cos Flickr annoys the hell out of me.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Lost In The Stars

I got lost on You Tube for a bit and I discovered this video clip of Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

The song is Lost In The Stars by Kurt Weill and it's really a gorgeous tune.

Clicky here to watch it.

EC was being a bit dramatic...and I think his lip syncing was off at times, but he really looked lovely which is all that matters anyway, right?

I Never Thought It Would Take So Long....

The continuing saga of the Zen Micro

I've reripped most of my Moody Blues CD collection to the hard drive as well as my Justin Hayward/John Lodge collection. Today I'm reripping Elvis Costello and Duran Duran.

I filled the Zen Micro with a few discs last night. I didn't realize how long it took to transfer files to the damn thing. It should have enough tunes on it to last me through my trip to Hershey in 3 weeks.

I figure that in doing this I'll go through the mp3s and decide what I really want to keep and what can go into the recycle bin. There are so many artists that I don't really listen to as much as others, but for some reason they reside on my hard drive.

I'm such a pack rat! I've said that countless times before, but it bears repeating. It would probably just be easier to buy a bigger hard drive so I could keep everything, but I'm hoping that next year I'll be able to buy a new Dell or something similar next year, so I don't want to sink any more money on this computer unless I absolutely have to.

I still don't have everything that I want on the Zen, but I'm not sure if I want to spend the next few hours transfering files. I have no patience. I want the damn files to move faster!

Oh and did I mention in the process of reripping my discs I've made a terrible mess of my bedroom and the computer room?

I have only one thing to say to that....ARGH!

I hope I can dig myself out of it by bedtime!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Me, An Audiophile?

I can't believe I've turned into one of those anal people that has to have an mp3 at a certain bitrate. I like 160 or higher, 192 kbps is my preference. I don't know why, but I do.

I cleared my Zen Micro of all it's tracks this morning and right now I'm still reripping CDs to my hard drive at higher bitrates. When I first got my computer 128 kpbs was high quality. Now. Pah!

I can't believe I'm actually doing this. I've gone through almost my entire Moody Blues collection. Last weekend, I reripped my Erasure collection. I'm working on Justin Hayward and John Lodge now. (Hmmmmm I wish I were working on them) I'm also finally going to have my Live At San Juan Capistrano CD on my hard drive. Squee!

While doing this I have realized that no matter how they annoy me they still made some of the most beautiful music of the last 40 years. Justin's voice is simply breathtaking. Andy Bell and Michael Crawford are probably the only two other men that have voices that take my breath away.

Doing this has also made me more depressed about the lack of shows in the US this year. For all I hate the fans with a passion that I can't begin to express, (Exceptions being the few fans that read this blog) for all that I'm pissed at them for trying to suck more money out of me for their stupid fanclub, I really hate not having a concert to go to this summer.

I suppose that shows how much their music has come to mean to me in the last 3 years. I'm more saddened by not having a show of theirs to attend than Elvis Costello or Duran Duran who I've really loved far longer.

I guess I would have to spend an afternoon ripping CDs over again.

Oh and btw...for anyone that doesn't own a copy Justin Hayward's San Juan Capistrano CD is simply gorgeous. It's so nice to hear him singing songs that you wouldn't hear at Moodies shows, like Land Of Make Believe, which will leave breathless. (and in my case in tears...because I miss my Justiny Poo) And now I'll be able to listen to it in fairly high quality form.


Friday, May 12, 2006

Giving My Zen Micro Some Love

Ok, remember back in January when all I talked about was how much I wanted a Creative Zen Micro? Remember how much I wanted the damn thing?

I've only used it twice.


I paid 200 bucks for the darn thing and I'm scared to cart it around lest something evil befalls it.

Kinda pointless isn't it.

I was doing some cleaning tonight and I pulled it out of it's case in my drawer and started to use it.

The sound is so much better than the Muvo and I love my Muvo to pieces. I really wish I had the 1 GB Zen Nano. I think I'm going to reformat the Micro and change the tunes. Right now it's got 273 songs on it and most of it is the Moody Blues and Cliff Richard, not that that's a bad thing, but I'd like to have some other things on there. A girl can't live on Moodies alone.

Somehow I will ween myself into using this player. Really I will. But it's going to be a long hard process.

Top 5 On Friday - Week 71

From the music lovers @ Music Memoirs...

Top 5 song lyrics....(And tell us why you like them)

Love is always scarpering or cowering or fawning
You drink yourself insensitive and hate yourself in the morning
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Man Out Of Time

This lyric as always been one that sticks in my head for some reason. This is probably my favorite EC song as well. It inspired one of my stories/novels and has provided me with hours of bitching about getting that damn song stuck in my head.

Who's going down who's comin with me
Who wants to take a chance
On a piece of abstract reality
Oingo Boingo - Elevator Man

The not so subtle innuendo of this song brings me so much joy.

Trouble loves me
Seeks and finds me
To charlatanize me
Which is only
As it should be
Morrissey - Trouble Loves Me

This is the first song I played off the Maladjusted disc. I loved it instantly, simply because the lyrics are so damn true!

A wonderful day for passing my way.
Knock and my door and even the score
With your eyes.
The Moody Blues - Lovely To See You

I can't tell you how many times these opening words have stuck in my head. It's such a pretty song. Typical Justin really.

Now you know how to be dumb
Are you ready to take your place in the modern museum of mistakes?
Don't you know how to be dumb?
Like a building thrown up overnight in one of those reverse earthquakes
Elvis Costello - How To Be Dumb

I think I took my place in the modern museum of mistakes already. This song is full of great lyrics, but this is Elvis Costello we're talking about, he's one of the best songwriters out there.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Songs I Could Do Without Hearing Ever Again

James Blunt - You're Beautiful : I'm not a fan of many of the newish folk type singers. This song is just annoying as is Mr. Blunt's voice. Yet they gave this man a Grammy? Why? Was it for Most Annoying Song ever?

John Mayer - Daughters: This song just baffles me with it's lameness. I actually think it's interchangable with the James Blunt song in styles.

Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying: I don't need depressing songs in my life. They play this song every damn day on WSHH in Pittsburgh, the only station I get decent reception off at the office that plays semi-tolerable music. Sadly this song is not part of the semi-tolerable spectrum. It's part of the "Make me slash my wrists" spectrum though.

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance: Another inspirational song I could do without. At least this one isn't as depressing as the Tim McGraw, but still I could do without hearing it a zillion times daily.

Carly Simon - You're So Vain: The clouds in her coffee get on my nerves. And why can't she fess up to who she wrote the song about? If they already have a swelled head, maybe learning this song is about them will make it explode.

Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest: Sheryl should be arrested for what she did to this song.

Rod Stewart - Your Song: Why is he covering Elton John? Where is this song from and can we please make the radio station from hell stop with it. I love the original. I even like Rod, except when he's really murdering some great classic songs, but this is awful.

Shania Twain - I Feel Like A Woman: Erm...Shania, you are a woman! Now stop singing about it. Come to think about it, stop singing period.

Faith Hill - This Kiss: I have a gripe with country/pop. Not that it's bad. This song is cute the first 300 times, after that it's just another tired pop song.

The Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun: One word, ARGH! This song still brings me trauma whenever I hear it. It has to do with Metropol playing it every Saturday during their 80's night. Someone "Hang The DJ!"

Duran Duran - All She Wants Is: This song, by one of my favorite bands, caused me much trauma as a child. No, I lie, the video caused me much trauma. Either way, every time I hear this song I cringe.

Madonna - Hung Up: Seriously Maddy, this song is enough to make me puke. You should hang up your career if you keep up with this kind of music. It takes cheesy to a new low, and this is coming from a person that likes cheesy.

James Taylor - Fire and Rain: This song has just been played to death for me. Now, don't get me wrong, James Taylor is fantastic. He's a wonderful songwriter, but when a song gets played into the ground...well that's about it for me. However, I do love the Christmas CD he did for Hallmark a few years back.

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Just Not In The Mood

The past few days have just weighed down on me, so much that I couldn't really do much of anything after work, besides my usual Curves workout. (Which is still boring the tears out of me)

In fact I think I've read more books in the last week than anything. My motivation is at an all time low. I don't want to write. I don't want listen to music. I've actually been watching TV. Blech. I've come to the conclusion that all tv shows are the same, depending on the genre. If you're a must either be a cop/lawyer show or a hospital show, comedies all are about some dysfunctional families, and anymore I find none of them funny.

Then yesterday my mum had an appointment with the doctor that checks her pacemaker. No good news there. Since her last visit she had 3 ventricle (sp) episodes, which aren't good at all.

That took every bit of extra energy out of my system and I don't know how to get it back. All I seem to be able to do is sit and think and that's no good, because the thinking just depresses me. I wish there was a way to shut off the thinking part of the brain for a little while.

I just want to go hide under a rock for awhile and wish some of this away.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hump Day!!!

It's always a relief to get to hump day! 2 days done and 2 more to go to the weekend!

Now for the prettiness that helps me get through those last two days.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

This Summer Just Isn't Going To Be Right

For the last 2 years I've had a Moody Blues concert to attend in either June or July. This is probably the first year in yonks that the guys haven't toured the US in the summer months and aside from one date at the end of July which is on the other side of the country, there's no plans for a US tour.

So much for celebrating their 40th Anniversary as a band with the people that line their pocketbooks. Mind you most of those people will travel to Europe to see them in the fall when they do their UK tour. I mean the band wouldn't be able to survive if the same 30 people weren't in the first few rows.

In fact, I'd hazard a guess that Justin Hayward would drop dead if the front row was full of different faces. (I guess I don't want that to happen...but still)

Things just aren't going to seem the same without a trip to Atlantic City to see the guys in a casino.