Thursday, September 21, 2006, 9:18 PM // 5 comments

Last Night I Had A Dream

Rather than tell you about my dream as a narrative I decided display the IM Chat my friend, Suzanne (SZQ), and I had this morning.

PDA: Morning
SZQ: Hey dere
PDA: Last night I had this dream...
SZQ: oh no....
PDA: I was at a bar celebrating the music of the 1980's
PDA: Tell me about it. But , believe it or not, I was having a really nice time.
SZQ: really?
PDA: yeah, really! In fact, I was dancing to the music
SZQ: Who was the band? Do you remember?
PDA: I think it was INXS.
SZQ: cool
PDA: So anyway, I’m having a good time.
PDA: I’m feeling really good and I look across the room and who do I see?
SZQ: who?
PDA: Farrah Fawcett!!
SZQ: Did you take cold meds before you went to sleep?
PDA: No, I didn’t.
PDA: I remember thinking what is Farrah – a 1970’s sex symbol – doing at an eighties night?
PDA: So she comes up to me and asks me if I want to go outside and smoke a joint
SZQ: are you setting me up for something here?!!!
PDA: No really, this was my dream!!
PDA: So I’m thinking how could I pass up an opportunity to get high with the Farrah Fawcett
PDA: We go outside to her car (Trans AM) and she starts to go through her purse
PDA: then...
PDA: sadly...
SZQ: The 6 million dollar man shows up.
PDA: No, worse. Joey starts crying and wakes me up!!!!
SZQ: LOL - And you don't even get high!
PDA: Needless to say I'm a little pissed at my son today
SZQ: Maybe you'll finish it tonight.
PDA: Or maybe dream about doing lines with Nastassja Kinski!


Monday, September 18, 2006, 7:57 PM // 1 comments

Rachel Altobell: Super Model

Rachel poses for an art class

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 11:25 PM // 0 comments

Season Ticket Appreciation Night

At Citizens Bank Park

Phillies, altobelliMy friend Marty asked me to join him at Citizen's Bank Park for Philadelphia Phillies Season Ticket Appreciation Night. We were treated to dinner in the exclusive Diamond Club. Then there was a Q/A with Phillies GM Pat Gillick. Then we got to roam the field, run the bases, hang out in the Phillies club house, spit inthe dug out, and throw in the bull pen. Needless to say I really enjoyed myself. Thanks Marty.

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The Who - September 12, 2006

Philadelphia, PA, Wachovia Center

A few comments about last night’s Who concert:
  • Townshend is still a rock God. At one point he had his arms and legs extended out just like he does on Isle of Wight’s Young Man Blues. His playing is still top notch.

  • I felt that Daltrey’s voice sounded great. This may be because it was the first night of the tour. I may see them again Nov. I’ll bet the voice will be much different then.

  • I believed they played three too many new songs. Black Widow Eyes, Fragments, and Real Good Looking Boy did not do anything for me. Man in the Purple Dress was good. Wire and Glass works much better live. And the last song, Tea And Theatre, was a nice way to end the show – just Roger and Pete. I believe that song closes out the new album too.

  • I really missed John. Not so much his playing (Pino Palladino’s plays very much like John) but his presence. I missed the 5:15 solo and (depending on the show) Borris, My Wife, or Trick of the Light. I missed his backing vocals and his microphone stand with the liquid containers on either side. John Entwistle RIP.

  • Except for one of the snippets in Wire and Glass we were not treated to a Townshend vocal performance. Even though it’s been played to death I never get bored with his acoustic Drowned. That said, he had been performing Let’s See Action on the European tour. That would have been cool to hear live.

  • Highlights: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, You Better You Bet, and My Generation into Cry If You Want. Great stuff.

  • All in all I was really entertained. They really pulled it off. And the addition of the new material gave them credibility as a band and not some oldies review like they were previous tours including the 1989 tour.
  1. I Can't Explain
  2. The Seeker
  3. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
  4. Baba O'Riley
  5. Behind Blue Eyes
  6. Real Good Looking Boy
  7. Wire and Glass
  8. Relay
  9. You Better You Bet
  10. Who Are You
  11. Man In The Purple Dress
  12. Black Widow Eyes
  13. Fragments
  14. My Generation/Cry If You Want
  15. Won't Get Fooled Again
  16. Substitute
  17. Pinball Wizard
  18. Amazing Journey/Sparks
  19. See Me Feel Me
  20. Tea And Theatre

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Monday, September 11, 2006, 5:06 PM // 0 comments

9-11 - Five Years Later

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Matzoh + Pizza = Harry Altobello

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Friday, September 01, 2006, 10:43 PM // 1 comments

The Who - Cry If You Want

Directed by Daniel J. Bresnahan

I applaud this kid. I'm 40 years old and I was probably his age when this album/song was released. I can vividly recall rocking out to this song in the closed confines of my bedroom. This kid filmed himself for the world to see. It fills me with so much joy that a new generation of Who freaks can groove to a song the same way I did twenty years ago. Rock on kid.

The Who - Eminence Front

It's been years since I saw this video. This "live" video rehearsal performance should be officially released. Pete's intro guitar solo is better than the studio version.

The Who - Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

This performance alone adds Keith Moon to the drummer's hall of fame. This performance has so much energy you'll want to scream too.

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