Widespread Panic plays a two to three night stand every New Year’s Eve. For fans, these are some of the most anticipated shows of the year, filled with enthusiastic playing, rare covers and dynamic guests. For years, the band hosted … Continue reading
Generally, when I review music, I like to do so in a timely manner. The fact that I am reviewing this show almost one month after I saw it suggests that this is less a show review than a reflection, … Continue reading
On September 30, my family and I closed a very important chapter in our lives. We sold Quality Fire Protection, the business that my Dad started with his ex-partner in 1995. For the first 8 years of its life, Quality … Continue reading
A couple of times a year, my friends and I, all upstanding citizens, mostly well employed, many of us parents, disappear for two to three days at a time, leaving babysitters, co-workers, clients, parents, significant others and sometimes, spouses with only the nascent explanation, “Widespread Panic,” as we jump out the door, throw a cooler in the back of the car and squeal the tires, headed in the direction of the nearest concert.
Those left behind can only look at the skid marks on the road and wonder, “Who, or what, is Widespread Panic?”
In short, if you don’t drink pink wine, I feel very sorry for you. Continue reading
I have found them to be extremely useful in attempting to maintain balance in my life. More than that, respect, compassion, tolerance and patience have become the cornerstone of my work persona. I rely on these principles to guide my work decisions, to frame my perspective when confronting challenges and to align my professional behavior with my ethical and spiritual standards.
The house lights went down and an eerie blue light came up on the stage. Behind the stage, a giant backdrop and two smaller backdrops displayed Wes Freed’s macabre circus imagery associated with both The Big To Do album and … Continue reading