I've been writing blogs for the past few years, sharing my experiences collecting in-person. I think I have told some interesting stories and I have also let people know who has been signing and who…Continue
It is always tougher to graph in the winter in northern cities. Opportunities are fewer and it really has to take a big name band to get me to stand out in freezing temperatures to see if they will sign.
For whatever reason, fewer bands made stops in Cleveland this past winter. Actually, that was fine by me, although I have still managed to go to eleven concerts so far this…Continue
I believe my last blog was in August and there were more hits than misses this fall.
Two Hall of Famers- Steve Cropper and Dave Mason were touring together and made a stop at a local venue. Great show and Cropper has great stories. Both did the merch table after the show. Mason was pleading with patrons not to ask Steve questions because he wanted to go back to the hotel. (Steve loves to tell stories- he told them anyway!)…Continue
Some pretty big names rolled through the Cleveland area this summer and I had some success in meeting some and getting their autographs, while others I missed out or was denied completely.
I took this shot of him at the show.
Roger Daltrey said that the 5 people that were trying for him were 'all professionals' and…Continue
May turned out to be a very good month for adding some autographs.
First up, Michael Keaton came to town to speak at my alma mater, Kent State. We got him coming off the plane and he was very nice. However, he did refuse to sign anything Batman, Spiderman or any action figures. He passed me over a couple of times, I then pulled out "Birdman" and he passed that over a couple of times. I was right in front of him and said "Michael, you should have won the Oscar for this role." He…Continue