It never ceases to amaze Southern Man that the music he grew up on is now called "Classic Rock" and at least some of the bands he followed as a pup are still touring. Indeed the radio is full of spots for Boston
, who is playing two, count 'em, two, concerts in the area later this month. As a cynical friend put it, "That would have been pretty exciting news thirty years ago." Yep, we saw them then, with Foghat
as the opening act - a reversal from the previous year, when Boston opened for Foghat. Those were good times, to hear that amazing music played for the first time on the radio. When Boston's album first came out the DJ simply said "trust me, turn your radio all the way up right now
" for the first airing of Foreplay / Long Time
. We did, and were blown away. I still get chills when I hear it, just from those memories.
And these are good times. Sure, it's the amusement park circuit, but Southern Man has seen some pretty good acts there over the last few years. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
played to one of the largest crowds he'd ever seen at that particular venue and they did not disappoint, playing both old and new (well, new-ish) tunes for an enthusiastic audience. Sadly Southern Man arrived late
and was pretty distant from the stage so he has no pictures to prove that Joan is still pretty hot. Trust me, she is, and she's still one of the great rock-n-roll guitarists. Long live summer concerts, and I Love Rocky Road! Rock And Roll! Both!