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Posted by on Aug 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Music and Concert Reviews, Rants and Raves | 0 comments

My Thoughts on Standing Ovations and Encores

 

 

How and when did standing ovations get to be compulsory?

It used to be when an audience stood up and applauded right after a show, that was a rare display of mass appreciation reserved for only the most extraordinary performances. A standing ovation was the audience’s reaction to a moment of true greatness.

Now, it’s become a participation trophy. Standing ovations are meaningless.

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews, Personal | 5 comments

Classic Concert Reviews: Tony Orlando and Dawn, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, 1973

 

tony orlando and dawn

 

Here’s the next segment of my new series of concert reviews and details of what I remember about various shows, performances, and events over the years that I’ve attended.  Some of these reviews will be short, while others will be much longer and more detailed.  It all depends on what I remember and what research is available on those old concert dates.  I hope you enjoy reliving these musical experiences with me.

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews, Personal | 2 comments

Classic Concert Reviews: Jim Croce, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX, 1973

 

 

Albums and live concerts aren’t merely sounds so much as they are signposts. Some songs and certain performances mark rites of passage. They become the accompanying soundtrack to our lives. Here’s a continuation of my new writing series of mostly brief concert reviews and what I remember about various shows, performances, and events over the years. Some reviews will be short, while others will be longer and more detailed. It all depends on what I remember and what research is available on those old concert dates. I hope you like reliving these experiences along with me.

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2022 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews | 0 comments

Classic Concert Reviews: Charley Pride, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM, 1971

 

 

Classic Concert Reviews: Charley Pride, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM, 1971

Note: Here’s my new writing series of mostly brief concert reviews and what I remember about various shows, performances, and events over the years. Some reviews will be short, while others will be longer and more detailed. It all depends on what I remember and what research is available on those old concert dates. I hope you like reliving these experiences and enjoy the remembrances along with me.

 

Albums and live concerts are not merely sounds as much as they are signposts. Certain songs and performances mark a rite of passage and do become the accompanying soundtrack to our lives.

The first live concert I remember attending was a Charley Pride performance in 1971.

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