An Empty Circle

The really cool thing about traveling the country for a big corporate chain of restaurants is living in different cities and meeting thousands of different people, then skipping town after five or six months, all the while experiencing something new on each and everyday.  There was one ‘typical’ deployment that was spent down in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Continue reading An Empty Circle

Boys in the Basement

This cracks me up.  I’m an old rocker, but Live Music of any kind is Good Music.  Originally recorded in my parent’s basement, almost 40 years ago, this was practice night for The Central Brothers and The Green Apple Gang (who backed us more than once).  It Ain’t perfect, but 9 teenagers hanging out together–pickin, grinin’, and singin’ is a pretty good thing.

Central Brothers–1978 Harrisonburg TV-3 ‘Talent Showcase’

Me & the old high school buddies singing on our TV debut, way back in 1978.  Recorded off of a cassette tape which still doesn’t explain microphone problems around the 2:20 mark.  But we sang on TV, dag-on-it!

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Hey Mel !

Some twenty months ago, I went to the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital to make an appointment for my first of many Physical Therapy sessions. After completing the usual paperwork, an appointment date was set. The woman who was helping with the formalities wrapped things up by saying “You’ll be working with Melanie, you’re gonna like her”.

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“The Central Brothers”

“Junior Follies-Central High School-1978”  Found in the family vault along with the Hope Diamond and Jimmy Hoffa was this hidden “Before They Were Famous” masterpiece.  Originally recorded on a handheld cassette recorder by my Dad is the ‘Big Stage’ Premier of The Central Brothers–Rusty, Robin, Steve, Mark and Tom.
Performing “Counting Flowers on the Wall”

Most are 99.9% almost true… in a way.

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