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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [Amoeba] [part 3]

Amoeba Hollywood We had decided earlier that since at one point two hours had been set aside on Saturday for Ron-Kon 2 revelers to hit Amoeba Hollywood, that we three would go on our own on Friday. For a quality … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [Soundsations Records] [part 2]

Flying To L.A. My wife suggested that I should stay overnight after work in Greenville, SC, where I was flying out of in the pre-dawn hours instead of from my local (tiny) Asheville airport. Flying out of Greenville instead of … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [With Lots Of Record Stores…] [part 1]

Planning Ron-Kon II I had written at length about my friend Ron Kane and his death last November 30th. I had been ready to fly out to see him on December 1st of last year as his decline was such … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 4]

After the plateau that “This Fear Of Gods” through “Love Song” delivered, it was time to come back to earth. “See The Lights” is a great choice to nudge the concert into the home stretch since their biggest US hits … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 3]

By this time the event kicked into high gear for me. Next they peeled the awe inspiring title track from “New Gold Dream” off of the set list like green poker players telegraphing their hand. If the band were letting … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 2]

This tour not only brought Simple Minds back to US shores for the first time in over a decade, it also let Americans experience the band with backing vocalist Sarah Brown. She was their first backing vocalist since Annie McCaig … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 1]

This had been a long time coming. It had been over a decade since I had last seen Simple Minds, at the exact same club, interestingly enough. In 2002, during a rough period in my life professionally, I drove the … Continue reading

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