My autograph adventure of 2014 began in February when I decided to see Peter Buck and Alejandro Escavado at the last minute. I have been a fan of REM for a long time and I got to see them a couple of times over the years. My chance to see a hall of famer up close in a small venue for $20 was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I wasn't really prepared for autographs, as I didn't get any vinyl and only brought 1 REM cd cover and my RnR HOF poster. I had no idea if they would sign or not and…Continue
I have a genuine, mint condition, 3rd ed. AA Big Book signed by Chris Farley just months before his death in Dec. '97. I met him, became friends with him, roomed with him....I've cherished this piece for many reasons but now thinking of parting with it in an attempt to help fund another person's rehab. I believe Chris would approve. Let me know if you might be interested.
The Runaways, the first all girl rock band that played their own instruments featured two members that also had break-out solo careers. Joan Jett was the first to gain recognition with her 2nd solo album "I love Rock N Roll" as well as various other hits and cover songs through out her career. I always liked Joan and her big eyes and punk attitude. I got the opportunity to see her open up for the Kinks back in 1987 and she put on a great show. I never got to meet her, but I hope to this…Continue
When I was in my early 20’s working at my first radio station, I brought some contest winners backstage to meet him. It was my first time being backstage at a concert, and…Continue
With Stephen Colbert doing his last “Colbert Report” (what a funny show), everyone is making a big deal about the cameo appearances by everyone as he sang his goodbye song (with Randy Newman on piano, who by the way…is great with autograph requests).
For those that don’t know, he’s replacing David Letterman, and dropping the fake Republican character he played on this…Continue
The Who is a band I’ve always loved. As a kid, I first heard them on the classic rock radio stations. All the hits everybody knows. When I’d save my allowance to buy an album, I was always pleasantly surprised by the other tracks on the record. Always the sign of a good band, when you can like the “b sides” (a term that the young folks won’t understand).
I was about 11 when The Who was releasing the “Face Dances” album. It would be the first without drummer Keith Moon,…Continue
Another good week for music and autographs in the Cleveland Area. Last Saturday, two original
members of Jefferson Airplane- Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, also known as Hot Tuna hit the Music Box for an acoustic set of blues based rock. Although I didn't have a ticket to the show, I decided to go up and see if I could get a couple of autographs from these legendary Hall of Famers. The Music Box is a great venue that has two levels and two stages. The first floor seats…Continue
I bought this autograph in an online auction with a COA from Los Angeles Rocks. Is it real?
Kirby in Arkansaw
I love classic rock bands. The one thing that doesn’t work for me is when I’m not a fan of the vocalist. I might lose a lot of cred when I say I’m not a Bob Dylan fan, but I just can’t take his voice. Sure, he has a few songs I like and his “Blood on the Tracks” is one of the greatest albums ever (I bought an autographed copy at auction years ago).
So when I was in…Continue