May Peace Prevail On Earth – Gathering of the Vibes

This event is special and commences the Gathering of the Vibes on Sunday each year. It is led by the World Peace Sanctuary. I waved the flag of Peace for Palau.

The World Peace Prayer Ceremony is a global celebration of the oneness of life and the human family. With united hearts and minds, participants of the Ceremony are invited to invoke prayers for peace to prevail in the countries and regions of the world. It is a moving ceremonial ritual rising above national boundaries, religion and ideologies giving expression to the universal wish for peace and harmony which lies at the core of every human heart.

“May Peace Prevail On Earth”

Gathering Of The Vibes 2014

Next month in Bridgeport, Ct. The Gathering of the Vibes will take place. This will be the 19th year for GOTV. I have attended three times thus far, 2007, 2009 and 2010. The festival is 20 minutes from the house. We love The Vibes!

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I am planning to attend again in 2014. In reviewing the schedule for 2014 my present thinking is to attend Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3. I do hope I follow through on that commitment 😉

The music acts that interest me Saturday 8/2 are:

1) Kung Fu

2) Rodrigo Y Gabriela

3) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

4) Umphrey’s McGee

5) Widespread Panic

6) The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann

Sunday 8/3 acts of interest are:

1) moe.

2) Ziggy Marley

3) Headlining Artist To Be Announced

Elton John In Concert, November 8th, Bridgeport, Ct.

Elton John In Concert, November 8th, Bridgeport, Ct.

It was an exciting evening seeing Elton John and his wonderful band live in concert last night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Ct. I just got done reading the Rolling Stone Magazine article by James Sullivan “Elton John Hits the Road With the Hits”. He captures the essence of the concert with great panache.

It was reassuring as a longtime Rolling Stone Magazine subscriber to see an article published about a concert we witnessed live the day before!

My favorite song of the night was “I’m Still Standing“, Rosemary loved hearing “Your Song” 🙂

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elton-john-hits-the-road-with-the-hits-20131109#ixzz2kCLn2Jgi

 

2013 Bijou Film Festival – Muscle Shoals

 

I love discovering unique entertainment venues right in my backyard. A couple of months back I stumbled on the Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport.The city of Bridgeport, Ct always creates a warm, eclectic feel when it comes to the arts for us. We have been steady patrons of the Downtown Cabaret Theatre as well as The Klein in Bridgeport. We’re very excited to see Elton John on November 8th in Bridgeport at The Webster Bank Arena in Harbor Yard.

 

 

The Bijou is the one of the oldest buildings used as a movie house in the country. The Bijou Theatre is a multi–functional venue with integrity and an open minded philosophy. A symposium for film, theatre, art, comedy and music.

 

 

 

The Bijou will be hosting its first independent film festival, The Bijou Theatre Film Festival 2013. this week October 3-6 in conjunction with Oktoberfest.  The festival film that has my interest is Muscle Shoals which I blogged about a few months back (june 10, 2013). It will be screening on Saturday October 5th at 4 p.m. I can’t wait to see this film.

 

 

July Outdoor Summer Concerts in Bridgeport, Ct.

Seal of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Seal of Bridgeport, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I consider myself fortunate to live really close to eclectic Bridgeport, Connecticut. The month of July in Bridgeport offers two weeks of outdoor music events I plan to attend.

1) The first event is Friday July 19th.  The Americanarama Music Festival will take place at the Bridgeport Bluefish stadium starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Americanarama Music Festival features Bob Dylan and His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham at our baseball park tour stop.

http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/event/details/150/americanarama-music-festival-featuring-bob-dylan-and-his-band-wilco-my-morning-jacket-and-ryan-bingham/video

I’m considering taking the local Metro North train to this event which negates the hassle of driving and parking. I can just hop the train and be at the stadium in 16 minutes. It will only cost $5 round trip and some foot power 😉

2) The second event is the annual Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park, July 25-28. We haven’t decided what day we are going yet. The weather plays a factor in our choice as some years it gets blazing hot over there. I like that Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Phil Lesh and Friends are amongst this years acts.

We usually can buy tickets at the gate as locals so we’ll play this event by ear as we move closer to the Vibes weekend.

Neil Young, Psychedelic Pill, That’s Where It’s At

Neil Young is providing fans a bountiful harvest of recorded music, accompanied by live performances, along with a full narrative composed from personal experience this Rocktober.

Here is what Neil Young and his team have in generous store for us, psyche!

September 25 Waging Heavy Peace Neil Young’s memoir
October 6 – Journeys the documentary video release
October 30 – Psychedelic Pill,  available as either Double-CD, Triple-Vinyl and Blu-Ray release

Fall Tour: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith Group as the opening act.

The band resumes their 2012 tour on October 3rd in Windsor, Ontario. They  wraps up the tour on December 4th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Psychedelic Pill is Neil Young’s first album of original material with Crazy Horse in nine years. The recording highlights the full Crazy Horse line-up featuring Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank Sampedro.

The recommended high-resolution 24/192 full fidelity version of the album Psychedelic Pill will be released on Blu-ray and will include all the videos filmed during the session.

CD Tracklist:
Disc 1
1. Driftin Back
2. Psychedelic Pill
3. Ramada Inn
4. Born In Ontario
Disc 2
1. Twisted Road
2. She’s Always Dancing
3. For The Love Of Man
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. Psychedelic Pill (Bonus Track Alternate Mix)

Darling Be Home Soon Video – Tedeschi Trucks Band

We attended the Tedeschi Trucks Band concert at The Klein in Bridgeport, Ct. on October 29, 2011. It was an intimate, magical evening as this video dynamically captures 😉 TTB performs a tender recreation of Darling Be Home Soon by The Lovin’ Spoonful.

A great and full music day

Did you ever have one of those days that was as much a contact high as it was richly fulfilling. May 22, 2012 has been that day for music appreciation.

The day started on a high note and has been playing strong ever since. I was waiting for the morning coffee to kick in as The Howard Stern Show began its Rock Day over the Sirius/XM wireless radio. I quickly learned that Slash was coming into the studio to talk to Howard Stern to promote his new CD, Apocalyptic Love (5/22)His interview was as compelling as it was intimate. I’m listening to the replay of the interview as I write this post. Amazing musical career. I especially like his vocalist Myles Kennedy, their juxtaposition is striking

Slash’s interview was followed by Gregg Allman‘s in-studio appearance and interview in support of his new autobiography, My Cross to Bear. 

Today was also the release date of the Tedeschi Trucks Band Live double CD, Everybody’s Talkin. I have my copy in my hot little hands and I can’t wait to start listening to it on the Bose Sound System after the Gregg Allman interview.

I am eager to relive some of the live tracks that were recorded at the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s concert we attended last year on October 29th in Bridgeport, CT along with all the other tracks. I have also downloaded the extra track, “Simple Song / Take You Higher”.

Here is the video of Everybody’s Talkin filmed at The Klein in Bridgeport, Ct.

17th Annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival

Yesterday the Gathering of the Vibes 2012 lineup was announced. We love this outdoor festival held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Ct.

I’m underwhelmed by the GOTV artist lineup compared to recent years to be very honest. I’m hoping the schedule is not complete as Sunday July 22nd is very weak without a major artist anchoring that day. The Gathering of the Vibes has been known to add more major acts as the festival gets closer so I am hoping Ken Hays has some aces up his sleeve for Vibes 2012.

All that being said I am happy as a Dead head that all four members of the Dead will be performing with their respective bands over two days. I am looking forward to Friday the most which features Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby along with Branford Marsalis and 7 Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann).

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