Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You can't go back so keep moving forward

12/31/13 3:29 PM Home

I know it’s been some time since I posted anything substantial.  Last year, there were more posts, but there were more concerts and this blog for the most part has been a running review of my concerts.  Recently, I went through some of my old things and I found ticket stubs when I saw Bad Brains (1989) Butthole Surfers (91), Fleshtones (86) and numerous games.  One ticket stands out for me was seeing The Who at Shea  Stadium, the price for the ticket was…$16.00.  It was more than thirty years ago (82)   Come to think of it my high school reunion is next year.  Maybe I will attend and see how we aged and how we use Facebook to keep tabs on those we are curious about.  I still collect the tickets, but I have curtailed on the concerts.  Paying for Amanda to attend college is a huge expense and living like a teenager when you’re past 45…well it gets old.  Not to suggest I’m waving off the concerts.  Next year I plan on seeing Cracker in NYC at the Highline Ballroom and We Were Promised Jetpacks who are playing at Irving Plaza and in Boston.  Maybe I will see them in Boston with Amanda?  I bought three tickets, but I seriously doubt Amanda wants me to see them with her friends. That’s stepping over the abyss from cool Dad to...Ya Fatha's a....weirdo.  Anyway this post is to look back on the past year.  In November Ali celebrated one year free from cancer.  Joe performed in the high school production, The Sound of Music as well as the Junior High production (he was asked to fill in for a co-lead and had less than two weeks to memorize the lines and songs)  I am very proud of him.  He is becoming a gentleman.  His artwork is amazing and he is so close to his sisters.  But let it be known he is still 12 and can get under all of our skins… Emma won a congressional award for her photography and Bella starred in a production at the elementary school as well as talent show.  Amanda was offered an internship at Strong Women and Strong girls and she’s tutoring Simmons students taking economics.  Ali started a job for Suffolk County.  I wrote a radio play for church which was presented this past Sunday.  I think it went well and Ma thinks it was wonderful though she was not one of the two who were giving the production a standing ovation.  I’ve been working on a novel which is consuming my spare time.  I am not complaining since the story is very different from Killer Commute or Acid Tree Park and I am enjoying creating it.  That’s enough for now.  Thank you for reading this.

I found this old picture of me was back in ’88 or there about…